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Merrillville, Indiana (August 28, 2013) On August 15th, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced that the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) 3.0 would be released in early November and ultimately become effective on January 1st of 2014.

Based on early information, the new standard will focus on making PCI-DSS compliance a continuous process rather than a one-time “check box marking” exercise. CimTrak is trusted by organizations worldwide that rely on it to ensure their PCI-DSS compliance and protect valuable cardholder data. “Keeping organizations secure between their PCI-DSS vulnerability scans and audits is what the CimTrak integrity monitoring solution assists them with every day,” stated Robert E. Johnson III, president, and CEO of Cimcor, the company behind CimTrak. “Many changes can happen very quickly in a PCI environment. Being able to detect and respond quickly to these changes can mean the difference between a data breach occurring and a data breach not occurring.”

The PCI Security Standards Council in their August 15th press release about the new standard specifically mentioned that one of the key drivers for PCI-DSS version 3.0 is “slow detection in response to malware and other threats.” CimTrak provides integrity monitoring which can quickly detect changes to files, Registry keys, network device configurations, database schemas, VMware ESXi host settings, and more. These changes can be accidental, or even malicious, such as changes caused by a hacker or from a zero-day attack.


About CimTrak

CimTrak is an advanced monitoring tool for servers, network devices, databases, critical workstations, and more. It helps companies and government agencies keep their IT infrastructure secure, maintain compliance, ensure continuous system uptime, and take control of changes in their IT environments. This innovative software carries a number of certifications to maintain exceptionally high standards of security for these systems.

CimTrak is certified to Common Criteria EAL Level 4 +, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 compliant, it is on the Army Approved Products List and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC-APL). Visit to learn more.


About Cimcor, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Cimcor is an industry leader in developing innovative security, integrity, and compliance software solutions. The firm is on the front lines of global corporate, government, and military initiatives to protect critical IT infrastructure and has consistently brought IT integrity innovations to market.

Cimcor's flagship software product, CimTrak, helps organizations monitor and protect a wide range of physical, network, and virtual IT assets in real-time. Built around leading-edge file integrity monitoring capabilities, CimTrak gives organizations deep situational awareness including who is making changes, what is being changed, when changes are occurring, and how changes are being made. This, coupled with the ability to take instant action upon detection of change, gives organizations assurance that their IT assets are always in a secure and compliant state.

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August 28, 2013


About Cimcor

Cimcor’s File Integrity Monitoring solution, CimTrak, helps enterprise IT and security teams secure critical assets and simplify compliance. Easily identify, prohibit, and remediate unknown or unauthorized changes in real-time