BeyondSecurity Recognized as a Global MasterCard Site Data Protection Compliant Vendor

Northbrook, IL, February 8, 2005 – Beyond Security (www.beyondsecurity.com) announced today that they have successfully received worldwide certification in the MasterCard Site Data Protection (SDP) compliance testing process. As an SDP compliant vendor, Beyond Security is allowed to help online merchants evaluate the security of their Web sites that store MasterCard account data, and achieve compliance with the MasterCard Security Standard. Beyond-IP (www.beyond-ip.com), the North American distributor for BeyondSecurity will be promoting SDP compliance in the United States.

BeyondSecurity has achieved compliance status by proving their ability to detect, identify and report vulnerabilities common to flawed Web site architectures and configurations. These vulnerabilities, if not patched in actual merchant Web sites, could potentially lead to an unauthorized intrusion. By proactively identifying and providing the opportunity to remedy such vulnerabilities, SDP compliant products offer a means for reducing risk of intrusion and data compromise. Vendor scanning requirements are detailed in the MasterCard Security Standard Applicable to Vendors which is available on the MasterCard SDP Web site, http://www.mastercard.com/us/sdp/index.html/.

The SDP Compliance Testing program is an expansion of MasterCard’s Site Data Protection Program™, a comprehensive, proactive and cost-effective set of global e-commerce and financial security services designed to help protect the Web sites of its member financial institutions, online merchants and other payment processors holding MasterCard account information.

“Beyond Security is proud to be a member of the MasterCard Site Data Protection program and to provide "Best of Breed" vulnerability services to MasterCard member financial institutions", said Brandon Buhai, COO of Beyond-IP. "Our vulnerability database is the largest independent security information source globally for both new vulnerabilities and patch management updates."

The Vendor Compliance Program requires a two-step process. The first step is to complete an online application form, which can be found at the SDP Web site. The application provides MasterCard with an overview of the applying organization, along with a detailed assertion by the security vendor that their solution is compliant with or exceeds the requirements set forth in the MasterCard Security Standard. After applying for compliance testing, the second step is for vendors to undergo a rigorous evaluation cycle that spans across a wide range of Web servers, firewalls, and operating systems – an environment controlled and managed by MasterCard.

ABOUT Beyond-IP, LLC

For organizations concerned about regulatory compliance or dissatisfied with the network security audit services provided by their consulting firms, Beyond-IP provides an Automated Vulnerability Management Appliance that provides a higher quality, lower cost network vulnerability assessment and management than any other alternative. The Automated Vulnerability Management Appliances performs a security mapping of your network and simulates attacks originating from either the internal or the external network. Once the security scanning is complete, the software generates a detailed vulnerability report specifying the security breaches, along with practical solutions to fix those vulnerabilities. Beyond-IP’s solutions allow simplified measurement, monitoring and management of vulnerabilities over time. Beyond-IP is the US arm of Beyond Security LTD. To learn more, visit www.beyond-ip.com.

About Beyond Security

Beyond Security is a leading provider of security assessment technologies. Beyond Security specializes in developing solutions for network security, providing detection and prevention tools. Solutions include internal network, external network and product security audits. Beyond Security owns and administers the world’s largest independent security portal -- SecuriTeam.com. This portal gives security professionals from around the world critical information on new security threats and vulnerabilities, and it provides background data, fixes, patches and workarounds to identified threats, 24 hours a day, 365 day a year, making it one of the most comprehensive security resources in the world. SecuriTeam currently receives over one million unique page impressions per month from security professionals worldwide and it contains over 6,500 pages of linked. To learn more, visit www.SecuriTeam.com

Contact for Beyond-IP, LLC

Ben Bradley
ben@maconraine.com
630-221-9844