EBSCO Renews Compliance to PCI, Subscribes to Tripwire's Configuration Assessment Capabilities

Portland, OR - Apr 8, 2009 - Tripwire announced today that EBSCO Industries, Inc. ("EBSCO"), named by Forbes® magazine as one of the top privately held corporations in the United States, has implemented Tripwire Enterprise configuration audit and control solution to help comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and further manage security and change control across virtual and physical IT environments.


In addition to providing the change audit and configuration assessment capabilities required by the PCI standard, EBSCO is using Tripwire Enterprise enhanced file integrity monitoring capabilities for increased security and change control management on its systems. Tripwire monitors systems for unauthorized changes, alerts to exceptions to compliance and security policies, and provides valuable reports that executives and auditors require for documenting IT change history and demonstrating compliance, including activity on virtual machines.

"Tripwire Enterprise’s solution is helping us with PCI compliance, and ensuring security of confidential customer data," said Veronica Tucker, Information Security Manager at EBSCO. "In addition, Tripwire's Professional Services team learned our business and implemented solutions quickly and accurately".

EBSCO anticipates using Tripwire Enterprise to assist in automating the compliance process. This will help ensure ongoing security of confidential customer data, while renewing and adding to the levels of customer trust enjoyed by this longtime, successful company.

About EBSCO Industries
Founded in 1944, the Elton B. Stephens Company ("EBSCO") has diversified into more than 40 businesses, including the global leader in subscription services, providing more than 300,000 title listings from more than 78,000 publishers worldwide; publishing of journal article databases; printing services; the world's largest manufacturer of fishing lures; steel joist and metal roof deck manufacturing; and real estate development. EBSCO has 6,200 employees worldwide and is ranked by Forbes magazine in the top 200 of the nation’s largest privately held corporations. http://www.ebscoind.com/