PCI compliance guide published...


London, UK – May 30, 2007 – Businesses that rely on payment by credit cards are required to comply with the PCI security standards by September 2007. Non compliance could result in loss of merchant account, severe fines and lawsuits. In view of these new regulations, Acunetix has published a PCI Compliance Guide to help companies understand the concept behind the Payment Card Industry as well as documenting the steps needed to reach compliance.

What is PCI compliance?

PCI Compliance is a structured security checklist which aims at securing financial data, and helps to distinguish the secure and reliable businesses from the risky ones. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard was created in a joint effort by the major credit card companies: American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover to monitor and develop the PCI standard. Consumers who use credit/debit cards online to purchase products or services risk suffering financial losses when businesses process their transactions through systems which are not secure. The PCI standard aims to stop the cause of online financial and identity theft from its source by ensuring the systems which process and store customer details are secure.

Read more about it at http://www.acunetix.com/news/pci-compliance.htm

3CX Phone System Wins WindowsNetworking.com Gold Award

3CX’s IP PBX for Windows receives the stamp of approval from prominent Windows-based resource site

London, UK – 24 May 2007

3CX today announced that WindowsNetworking.com, one of the leading resource sites for network administrators and IT professionals, awarded 3CX Phone System the prestigious Gold award. The award serves as a mark of excellence and dependability, providing the ultimate recognition from peers within the industry.

“Only outstanding products receive the WindowsNetworking.com Gold award. In winning this, 3CX Phone System has distinguished itself as a solid, innovative, and essential product,” said Sean Buttigieg, Managing Director, TechGenix.

The WindowsNetworking.com review team consists of leading authors and administrators, experienced in offering advice to network administrators in order to set up, maintain and troubleshoot network environments of any size from SMBs to the corporate enterprise.

“We are honored to receive this award from WindowsNetworking.com as the site is a leading resource site and held in very high regard. Being recognized by editors from such a prestigious website is great reward for our product,” said Nick Galea, CEO 3CX.

Read the full review at: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/3CX-Product-Review.html

About 3CX Phone System for Windows
3CX Phone System is a software-based IP PBX for Windows which replaces traditional PBX hardware phones. It is based on the SIP standard and supports standard SIP software / hardware phones. It allows calls to be made via a VOIP service provider or via the regular PSTN. Easy to install and configure, it includes a web-based configuration interface, voice mail, auto attendant, call hunting and other features. Both commercial and a free edition are available.

About 3CX
3CX is a privately held company with a management team backed by years of experience in developing and selling network infrastructure software. It maintains a global presence with localized information available in German (www.3cx.de), Spanish (www.3cx.es), French (www.3cx.fr), Portuguese (www.3cx.com.br), Japanese (www.3cx.jp), Traditional Chinese (www.3cx.hk), Simplified Chinese (www.3cx.cn), Vietnamese (www.3cx.vn) and Korean (www.3cx.co.kr). Furthermore a localized website is maintained for all major countries: www.3cx.it, www.3cx.nl, www.3cx.ru, www.3cx.pl, www.3cx.ae, www.3cx.gr, www.3cx.cz, www.3cx.dk, www.3cx.fi, www.3cx.hu, www.3cx.jp, www.3cx.com.tr, www.3cx.no, www.3cx.ro, www.3cx.com.my and www.3cx.se.

About WindowsNetworking.com
WindowsNetworking.com is the reincarnation of the immensely popular 'World of Windows Networking' resource that has been around since the early days of the web. Founded by former owner Johannes Helmig to serve the need for reliable information on how to setup, maintain and troubleshoot Windows networks of any size. Years of hard work and dedication has resulted in a resource that truly lives up to its name and has been deservedly praised as the best independent resource for networking. Frequently updated with articles, tutorials and tips by a team of leading authors from around the world, WindowsNetworking.com remains a firm favorite within the networking community. WindowsNetworking.com forms part of the TechGenix group of websites.

FSF cozies up to Apache

he Free Software Foundation says it is on track to build Apache License compatibility into the upcoming GPL version 3, despite "11th-hour" problems that scuppered the feature in the latest GPL 3 draft.

The GPL is the most widely used open source licence, and the Apache License, besides covering the immensely popular Apache web server, is also a well-established licence. The incompatibility between the two has long caused headaches for developers, since it means code can't be shared between projects covered by one licence or the other.

Apache License compatibility was one of the major features planned for the latest draft of the GPL 3, released in March, and its absence came as a surprise.

But the FSF said on Tuesday that compatibility will make it into the final version of the GPL 3.

"I think a final change we'll see before the GPL 3 release will be that compatibility," said FSF executive director Peter Brown during a panel discussion at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.

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