Hillgate Travel Ensures Continuous PCI Compliance with Tripwire Configuration Audit & Control Software

London, England - Jul 14, 2009 - Hillgate Travel has purchased ’Tripwire Express for PCI’ in order to meet and maintain the international information security standards set by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).


Operating in Central London, Hillgate Travel is a top ten UK business travel management company that arranges all the travel necessities for several hundred clients many of whom are instantly recognisable leading brands in the financial sector, as well as providing travel approval systems for internal client use.

Processing in excess of 20,000 card transactions a month, Hillgate Travel is required to conform to the regulatory standards intended to protect customer data, and therefore it needed to ensure that its IT systems were capable of handling sensitive credit card data.

Tripwire Express for PCI addresses the PCI specification with enhanced file integrity monitoring in real time by identifying undesirable, unauthorised change that puts the infrastructure, and therefore cardholder data, at risk. The change is highlighted as unauthorised or non-compliant in an online, configurable dashboard for quick, easy investigation and remediation.

Simon Bull, Director at Hillgate Travel, comments, "Tripwire’s proactive configuration assessment monitors changes to our systems affected by PCI and, by detecting and reporting any unauthorised changes, ensures that any issues are immediately brought to our attention. With Tripwire we have been able to easily and cost effectively achieve and maintain PCI compliance."

Bull continues, "Tripwire stood out from the other products in the market because it is a cost-effective, proven product that is easy to install and easy to use. It does exactly what it’s supposed to do and the Professional Services support from the Tripwire team has also been exceptional. We have every confidence in Tripwire as a company and we now have a PCI solution that meets all of our requirements moving forward."

About Hillgate
Established in 1983, Hillgate Travel is the UK’s largest independent TMC, catering to the quality demands of the City market. Its client portfolio includes investment banks and financial services organisations. The company’s 180 staff are based in High Wycombe, Newport and its London headquarters. In addition to travel management, Hillgate Travel operates Hillgate Solutions, a wholly owned specialist event management company, passport and visa and airport ‘meet & greet’ service.