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Gilbarco Veeder‑Root Expands Bit9 OEM Agreement

Bit9 Parity Suite Provides Gilbarco with Key PCI Compliance Component for Its More than 44,000 Point of Sale Devices

06.06.12 – Waltham, Mass.Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection, announced today that Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a leading global supplier of fuel dispensing equipment and point-of-sale (POS) systems for the global petroleum marketplace, has expanded its longtime original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement for Bit9 Parity Suite. With Bit9 Parity integrated into Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Passport Product, Gilbarco recently received PCI 2.0 certification from the PCI council.

“Bit9 Parity is feature rich, covering multiple PCI requirements in one offering and is more architecturally appropriate than traditional Anti-Virus,” said Mike Symonds, senior POS development manager at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. “We are renewing and expanding our contract as an OEM vendor for Bit9 Parity Suite as part of our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with built-in PCI compliance and reliable protection against advanced threats and targeted attacks on their data.”

Bit9 Parity Suite is built on a trust-based security platform that empowers retail organizations with the tools to solve two important challenges posed by their point-of-sale environments: eliminating security vulnerabilities and eliminating the risks of PCI DSS noncompliance. This technology is key to businesses like Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a company that supports leading brands with solutions and technologies that provide convenience, control, and environmental integrity for retail fueling and adjacent convenience store markets. Currently, Bit9 Parity is being used on over 44,000 Gilbarco’s Passport Point of Sale Devices.

“As a gateway to very sensitive customer financial information, security at the point of sale level is vital. Bit9 Parity covers multiple PCI requirements and has replaced legacy antivirus in POS environments because it provides better protection and is more appropriate,” said Doug Cahill, vice president of business development at Bit9. “Bit9 is proud to be an essential partner in securing Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s POS systems with Bit9 Parity Suite, and we look forward to further developing this OEM partnership in the years to come.”

About Bit9

Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection and Endpoint Security, protects the world’s intellectual property (IP) by providing innovative, trust-based security solutions to detect and prevent sophisticated malware and cyber threats. The world’s leading brands rely on Bit9’s award-winning Advanced Threat Protection Platform for endpoint protection and windows server security.

Bit9 stops advanced persistent threats by combining real-time sensors, cloud-based software reputation services, continuous monitoring and trust-based application control and allowlisting—eliminating the risk from malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Bit9 also offers windows domain controller solutions to protect against modern cyber threats.

The company’s global customers come from a wide variety of industries, including e-commerce, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, technology and utilities. Bit9 was founded on a prestigious United States federal research grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology – Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of the company’s solutions.

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