Archive for January, 2011

From The CEO’s Desk

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

As we look back on 2010, we see a year that’s had the most amazing changes to the NonStop platform’s security profile in many years.  By now, everyone should know that HP is bundling XYGATE Merged Audit (XMA) software in the HP NonStop Operating System Mission-Critical Edition software package. This means that many HP NonStop customers no longer need to ask for audit waivers due to missing security functionality.

The NonStop server now meets many more compliance requirements, making it easier to justify it as the core of any mission-critical application.  In fact, payment industry specialist and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Witham Laboratories, in cooperation with Knightcraft Technology, has created the most comprehensive HP NonStop Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) white paper in existence.

This document was created to assist HP NonStop users in their PCI compliance projects by showing how Safeguard and Guardian can be configured to meet PCI DSS and highlighting the requirements where compliance cannot be achieved without the use of third party solutions (solutions mentioned in the paper are from the XYGATE suite). For a copy of this document, visit

Because of our geographically diverse customer base, XYPRO sales reps and security specialists travel hundreds of thousands of miles a year so that we can support our customers, HP, and the many HP user groups around the world.  Last year, XYPRO had a presence at the HP NonStop Symposium, CTUG (Canada), BITUG (United Kingdom), OZTUG (Australia), SATUG (South Africa), SUNTUG, GTUG, OTUG, and many, many other regional NonStop User Groups around the world.

Additionally, we attended several other industry conferences, such as the PCI Europe Annual Meeting (Netherlands), ACI Customer Events in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America and as new members of PCI Security Standards Council ( we proudly took part in both their European and North American Meetings.

While we also enjoyed success with our new Webinar series in 2010, attending conferences like the (incredibly successful) NonStop Symposium and EXPO in San Jose, is our primary way to meet directly with our customers.  Far more than a marketing opportunity, these conferences provide an in person forum for informal conversation, direct exchange of information with customers about what works, and what needs to be improved, and what new features and solutions they need so that they can ensure the security of the information on their HP NonStop servers.

What We See for 2011

We predict 2011 will bring as much excitement and good things as 2010. There’s a lot of talk and trends occurring, and we’re keeping our finger on the pulse.

As we kick 2011 into high gear, we certainly plan to address these issues and more. So be sure to follow us on our Blog, Tweets, Facebook, LinkedIn or visit us at any of this year’s NonStop RUGs, HP Discover, ACI User Group Meetings, PCI Security Standards Council gatherings and other industry events.  We’ll keep our events page updated at so keep checking back!

Also, be sure to fill out our short five question survey and be entered into our quarterly drawing to win an iPad.

Sheila Johnson
CEO, XYPRO Technology Corporation