Cadre Receives Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) status from PCI SSC



CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cadre Computer Resources Co., a leader in the information security solutions market, today announced it has been approved as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council, the group that manages global training and certification programs for qualified security assessors and approved scanning vendors. Under the QSA program, Cadre will provide security assessments for credit card merchants needing to adhere to the PCI data security standards. This accreditation places Cadre among a select group of providers capable of assessing security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures of credit card merchants.

Cadres world-class engineers, procedures, and experience enable them to deliver a full security solution suite, including network security design, implementation, support and assessments. The Cadre assessment practice includes: internal, external and wireless network vulnerability, penetration testing, system configuration, application security, and policy assessments.

Sandra Laney, CEO of Cadre, commented as follows: We are delighted to have been approved as a PCI qualified assessment provider. This service will augment Cadres other array of services which we offer to our expanding customer base.

Cadre will offer PCI qualified security assessments to merchants. This entails: building and maintaining a secure network, protecting cardholder data, vulnerability management programs, strong access control measures, monitor and test networks, maintaining an information security policy.

Our engineers have the expertise, and have been extensively trained to provide security assessments for merchant networks. Joe Steinert, VP of Professional Services at Cadre, added, We also have the tools, procedures, and documentation skills to deliver top quality services and reports.

About Cadre:

Cadre is a Cincinnati-based enterprise security solutions provider specializing in the sale, installation, support, training, and assessment of network security systems. Cadre has operations in Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; Indianapolis and Fort Wayne Ind.; Louisville Ky.; Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Pa.; Detroit Mich.; Nashville and Knoxville, TN; and Charleston W.Va.