Apriva Launches AprivaNET™, the Industry’s First Managed PCI DSS Solution Backed By a $50,000 Guarantee

ETA 2009 ANNUAL MEETING, LAS VEGAS, NV, APRIL 21, 2009 – Apriva, the leading secure wireless solutions provider, announces the launch of AprivaNET. AprivaNET provides a unique and important new tool to Acquirers and their merchants making compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) achievable and affordable. AprivaNET protects merchants and helps them with compliance validation, which could ultimately shield them from the fees associated with a security breach.

AprivaNET is a comprehensive PCI DSS compliance management service and the only solution of its kind that offers a guarantee. AprivaNET technology leverages the common infrastructure of the Internet to provide a secure and fully managed service protecting payment accepting devices using Ethernet or Wi-Fi over the Internet for payment processing. AprivaNET enables PCI DSS compliance with patent pending technology, defined processes and simple tools: all packaged in an affordable managed service.

“Continued cases of card data compromise make it more important than ever for Acquirers to offer effective PCI DSS solutions to their merchants to reduce risks associated with non-compliance and poor data security practices,” commented Bill Clark, General Manager for Apriva Secure Payments Division. “As hacking techniques and fraud evolves, new technology is needed by merchants to improve their data security practices. AprivaNET provides the tools and a path to assist in their PCI DSS compliance process.”

The AprivaNET solution uses a secure Ethernet/Wi-Fi router with patent-pending technology. The technology ensures network security by building a firewall to separate payment transactions and Internet traffic, and to shield local systems from ingress and egress attacks.

AprivaNET is a fully managed service including active management and monitoring of merchants’ networks through Apriva’s Network Operation Center, (NOC) twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week. The NOC is equipped with sophisticated tools enabling Apriva to remotely manage and monitor the AprivaNET service and routers.

Apriva worked with Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Solutions business unit to develop this state-of-the-art software and hardware solution for AprivaNET. The unique wireless router combines Motorola’s rich heritage in developing innovative, robust and secure wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies and Apriva’s expertise in the point-of-sale (POS) market to create a router that helps merchants ensure their data is secure. The result is a single, easy to deploy, managed router providing small and medium-size merchants with the tools they need to ensure payment transaction data and personal information of customers is protected at all times.

Apriva is partnering with Trustwave, the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world, to provide merchants with additional resources to facilitate PCI DSS compliance. Trustwave’s TrustKeeper®, an on-demand compliance management technology, will deliver the tools necessary to validate PCI DSS compliance such as the appropriate PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaires and the required quarterly network vulnerability scanning. In addition, Trustwave will also offer merchants security log monitoring to manage the collection, review and storage of logs, satisfying Requirement 10 of the PCI DSS.

AprivaNET includes a $50,000 PCI DSS Compliance Guarantee offered by Royal Group Services (www.royalgroupservices). Royal Group Services is a leader in developing and delivering unique and innovative insurance solutions for the payment card industry. Apriva has also established a partnership with Sonoma Technical Support Services, a full service POS help desk provider, for telephone and on-site merchant installation and set-up support for the AprivaNET router.

To learn more please visit www.apriva.com.

About Apriva
Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading wireless solution provider integrating the hardware, software and network infrastructure required to develop and deploy high-performance high-reliability solutions in the Point of Sale (POS) and Secure Mobile Messaging markets. Apriva offers end-to-end solutions for Point of Sale that make it easy and cost-effective to develop, deploy and maintain highly secure and reliable business critical mobile applications. Visit www.apriva.com for more information. Apriva – Proving the Possibilities.

Apriva Contact:
Robin Houston
Phone: 480.421.7033