Today more than ever, compliance with payment card industry (PCI) standards is critical for any market leader in the payment system business. These standards, which set extremely stringent rules for controlling and managing sensitive data, must be observed throughout the corporate network. CartaSi, one of Italy’s leading operators with more than seven million credit card holders and 700 client banks, has chosen Symantec as its technology partner for ensuring compliance with the standards and obtaining certification from the PCI Council. Using Symantec Endpoint Protection, CartaSi has been able to meet the four key requirements for obtaining this certification: managing data loss prevention functions, maximizing virus protection, optimizing firewalls, and implementing a network access control system. In short: with Symantec, CartaSi can control and manage all of the company’s external points of contact and prevent the disclosure, modification, and loss of sensitive data.