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ExoIS and Quarri Announce Strategic Partnership to Fully Address PCI Compliance

Quarri Technologies and ExoIS Inc. today announced that they have partnered to launch their complementary offerings, Protect On Q™ (POQ) and PeepSafe® in a single solution to the North American and European markets. This new, integrated solution provides secure browser technology access through the PeepSafe secure portal for simplified, end-to-end compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

The combined PeepSafe and POQ solution can help organizations easily and cost-effectively reduce the scope of their PCI self-assessment requirements down to SAQ A, the level for organizations with no electronic storage, processing or transmission of cardholder data. The solution ensures that no cardholder data enters the corporate network and secures all data that is viewed via browsers from malware and malicious or unauthorized use and replication.

“Companies who accept, transmit or process payment cards are consistently looking for solutions that will reduce the scope of their PCI audit,” said Avivah Litan, distinguished analyst and vice president at Gartner Research. “Removing all electronic cardholder data from corporate networks and securing the payment card data processing has and will continue to be a successful strategy for achieving this goal.”

“We are very excited to partner with Quarri and offer a unique solution to completely de-scope any sized merchant at a fraction of the cost of traditional compliance,” said Ruth Xovox, chief compliance strategist at ExoIS and former PCI Board of Advisors member.

ExoIS’ Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, PeepSafe, allows organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder information to descope internal functions (e-mail, fax, voice, order entry, etc.) and network segments from PCI compliance in a secure portal environment.

“Based on its innovative portal approach to simplifying PCI compliance for organizations, ExoIS is an ideal partner for Quarri,” said Bill Morrow, CEO and executive chairman of Quarri Technologies. “We look forward to leveraging our partnership and shared commitment to protecting organizations’ most critical data to help companies more efficiently and effectively achieve PCI compliance.”

Quarri’s Protect On Q (POQ) is the only on demand web information security solution that controls and protects users’ browser session content from theft or data leakage by malware and end users. POQ is delivered on-the-fly when end users log in, providing zero-hour malware defense against keylogging, frame grabbing, cache mining and other attacks. POQ ensures privacy by encrypting session data and protects against session hijacking by controlling all browser networking.

ExoIS and Quarri will offer each other’s solutions effective immediately. For additional information and pricing, please contact ExoIS at [email protected] or Quarri at [email protected].

About ExoIS

ExoIS is the provider of PeepSafe®, the world’s leading PCI (Payment Card Industry) Compliant SaaS solution. PeepSafe allows any organization that accepts credit cards to de-scope entire functions and network segments, including phone calls, e-mails, faxes, databases, applications, workstations and even employees. This helps to reduce or eliminate their PCI footprint, their liability and their costs to become compliant.
PeepSafe is a fully managed, secure portal environment that requires no changes to internal systems and business processes, incurs minimal implementation time and is available at a fraction of the cost of typical annual audit spends. By using PeepSafe, organizations also save costs of procuring and deploying hardware, software, networks and applications related to PCI Compliance and the personnel needed to oversee and maintain this infrastructure.
Founded in 1999, ExoIS is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in New York and London. For more information, please visit http://www.exois.com.

About Quarri Technologies

Quarri Technologies, Inc. is a security software company that empowers organizations to keep their sensitive data secure. The company’s products defend against both external and internal attacks and prevent unauthorized use and replication of confidential data by controlling both malicious and careless end user behavior. Quarri’s products allow users to remain productive and have a seamless online experience, while also enabling organizational compliance with industry standards and government mandates. Quarri is a privately held, investor-backed corporation based in Austin, Texas, with clients throughout North America and Europe. For further information, visit www.quarri.com.

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