RandomStorm has introduced a plug--and-play appliance to provide intrusion prevention and detection, network monitoring and reporting.

Named MicroStorm, it offers "security and compliance in a box"; the appliance has been designed to help merchants to maintain compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) in between scheduled audits.

According to the company, MicroStorm helps merchant companies to comply with the core requirements of PCI-DSS by combining network and wireless intrusion detection, log management, vulnerability scanning and reporting tools into a single plug-and-play appliance.

Robin Hill, co-founder of RandomStorm said: “We recognised that SMEs and retail stores need an integrated solution that is easy to deploy and reduces their total cost of ownership.

“MicroStorm is delivered on a single small form factor appliance that is designed to help merchants monitor and prove their compliance on an ongoing basis, with the reassurance that if anything breaches their network, they will be immediately alerted.”