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     ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2008--In the wake of recent PCI-mandated crackdowns on small businesses, Atlanta-based Information Security Vendor RBTi ( has announced they have developed a new POS security solution, helping businesses reach PCI compliance.
     With drastic increases in security breaches among smaller companies, and recent fines imposed due to Payment Card Industry violations, RBTi saw the need for a comprehensive solution to aid businesses in becoming PCI compliant. The complex and often contradictory nature of PCI DSS has left many small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) scrambling to make sense of the data security standards. Moreover, the PCI standards necessitate proactive effort on both the part of the businesses and their card payment processors.
     RBTi CEO Mike Comm believes the time is right for SMB’s to free themselves from PCI-anxiety. “There are a few companies doing PCI scanning and auditing, but no one was offering a security solution to the overwhelming amount of compliance requirements the average business has to meet. We needed a solution that offers active protection in real-time, rather than just analyzing after-effects,” says Comm.
     While static firewalls offer a modicum of safety, they have been found obsolete against the slew of dynamic web-based threats facing businesses today. By presenting a solution that is actively monitored and maintained, RBTi hopes to enable businesses to operate confident of their compliance and security.
     RBTi discovered that developing a solution that integrated with POS software such as Aloha and Hotsauce added complexity to the task, but were able to come up with an elegant solution that enables transparent protection for their clients. Several major businesses in Atlanta are already using the solution with great success.
     Karim Hijazi, managing partner with RBTi, felt it was important to spearhead the effort to protect POS systems and the customer data they transmit. “PCI is preparing to drop like an anvil on small businesses, and we want to be there to protect them. This is an ongoing effort to maintain the balance between proper security and business continuity. However, we feel we have created a solution that enables best business practices while proactively protecting customer information and attending to PCI requirements,” said Hijazi.
    RBTiTyler Fridley, 404-577-0160Public Relations
    State Keywords: GeorgiaIndustry Keywords: Technology; Internet; Networks; Security; Retail; Specialty; Supermarket; Other RetailSource: RBTi

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