Brightside Group Prepares for PCI Compliance Deadline with Tripwire Enterprise and Tripwire Log Center

London, UK - Sep 29, 2010 - Brightside Group plc, one of the fastest growing insurance broking and financial services businesses in the UK, today announces that it has purchased Tripwire® Enterprise and Tripwire Log Center. The integrated implementation of the configuration control, change auditing and log management software solutions from Tripwire will help Brightside ensure compliance with the latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) in time for the 30th September deadline for compulsory compliance.

Brightside Group plc, began business in 2001 and has grown rapidly, currently employing nearly 650 people across its portfolio of insurance brands. As the company continues to grow, manual log management and change auditing have become an incredibly time consuming process for Brightside's IT department. As such, the company recognised that it needed a system that could intelligently control threats and streamline its business processes, saving time and enabling valuable staff resource to be better allocated to other parts of the business.

Julian D'Alberti, IT Support Manager at Brightside Group plc, comments, "When looking for systems to help us with our PCI requirements, we found that whilst a lot of log management tools can gather logs and track them, they don't provide enough intelligence or allow you to organise the information effectively. Tripwire Log Center does, and when you factor in the seamless integration with Tripwire Enterprise, linking suspicious events with log or file changes, you begin to understand why Tripwire has a reputation as a market leader for compliance automation solutions."

D'Alberti adds, "There seem to be a lot of systems out there that can help you to become compliant, but they don't effectively demonstrate when you fall out of compliance. Tripwire's solutions flag very quickly if a change makes us non-compliant and comes back with real world suggestions on how to remedy this immediately. Maintaining a continual compliant state is the key to PCI DSS, and by using the Tripwire product suite, we fully expect to achieve this."

Rob Warmack, Senior Director of International Marketing at Tripwire comments, "As the September 30th deadline arrives, an apparent lack of understanding of PCI requirements raises a real concern that many organisations will fail to address each aspect of the standard correctly. We are pleased to see that Brightside Group plc has recognised the importance of being PCI compliant and that the IT department is actively taking steps to ensure that sensitive customer data is continually protected."

About Tripwire, Inc.
Tripwire is a leading global provider of IT security and compliance automation solutions that help businesses and government agencies take control of their IT infrastructure. Thousands of customers rely on Tripwire's integrated solutions to help protect sensitive data, prove compliance and prevent outages. Tripwire VIA, the comprehensive suite of industry-leading file integrity, policy compliance and log and event management solutions, is the way organizations proactively achieve continuous compliance, mitigate risk, and ensure operational control through Visibility, Intelligence and Automation. Learn more at www.tripwire.com and @TripwireInc on Twitter.