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Neustar, provider of managed DNS services, has teamed with Infoblox, maker of network services appliances, to resell each other's products. Customers will be able to deploy Neustar's services in conjunction with Infoblox's appliance-based DNS, DHCP and IPAM systems to achieve security and performance.
Update 2 MINUTES ON... tions,” said Dave Hogan, CIO of the National Retail Fed- eration, a trade group. “You Merchants take on providers need to be a security expert.” Hogan, an outspoken critic of PCI, wants to see technol- A new case could set lions of dollars in damages, tracts, which likely immunize ogy implemented that would precedence for a mer- part of which would be used the service providers from protect credit card data chant community often to recoup ﬁnes Visa levied liability. without placing any increased overwhelmed by the burden against the seven restaurants “If Radiant and Computer burden on the retailer. of PCI compliance. A group following the breach. World have their contracts Diana Kelley, founder of of restaurants in Louisiana A lawsuit of this variety buttoned up tight, I think it’s consultancy Security Curve, and Mississippi have sued a is rare – merchant against going to be an uphill climb,” said she understands where point-of-sale provider and its point-of-sale provider. How- said Philadelphia attorney the restaurants have a case, distributor alleging the two ever, legal experts said the Andrew Baer, who advises his considering Visa alerted vendors were actually the ones plaintiffs will be hamstrung retail clients, when negotiat- the two defendants in April responsible for a series of data by the wording of the con- ing a contract with service 2007 that their systems were breaches at the eateries. providers, to include warran- non-compliant. The eateries The plaintiffs contend that ties of PCI compliance and claimed they never learned Radiant Systems and reseller Computer World manufac- tured, sold and maintained 7/01/10 remedies for recovering dam- ages if a breach results from a product defect. of the warning, but Kelley said they still are required to perform a PCI assessment, for them insecure and non- Date by which That is not feasible for most which should have caught the PCI compliant software. This merchants, who tend to lack vulnerabilities. acquiring banks allowed Romanian hackers leverage ability and money “We’re going to have a to remotely login and install must ensure their for counsel, Baer said. judge put some case law on malware, enabling them to merchants use “If you’ve got a small chain where the accountability does steal the debit and credit PCI-certiﬁed that has one or two stores, I lie,” she said. “It really could card numbers of customers. payment applications. think it’s pretty difﬁcult for change the landscape.” The complaint seeks mil- them to ask the right ques-
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