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QualysGuard PCI first to support prioritised approach

Thursday January 7 2010

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) security software is updated to help retailers track compliance activity   A new release of QualysGuard PCI version 4.3 is now available in production to help customers prioritise and track PCI compliance efforts, including support for the DSS Prioritised Approach.  

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) security software is updated to help retailers track compliance activity

 

A new release of QualysGuard PCI version 4.3 is now available in production to help customers prioritise and track PCI compliance efforts, including support for the DSS Prioritised Approach.

 

PCI DSS requires businesses to complete a PCI Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) every 12 months. When completing or editing an SAQ, users now have the option to use the Prioritised Approach, helping merchants identify and focus on areas of high risk as early as possible so users can prioritise compliance efforts.

 

New features in this release also include a SAQ Wizard. QualysGuard PCI now provides an SAQ Wizard to help customers identify which questionnaire to complete, making it quick and painless to fill out and auto submit the questionnaire to acquiring banks.

 

Keeping track of PCI compliance

 

The vendor also highlighted its ability to track progress, where users can prioritise and track their SAQ progress, with the ability to see the percentage of completion per requirement, as well as percentage of compliance per milestone.

 

Built on the same scanning infrastructure as QualysGuard Vulnerability Management, the vendor added that QualysGuard PCI is the leading PCI compliance solution used by 60% of all Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs) and 49% of Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) to help merchants streamline PCI DSS certification and validation.

 

QualysGuard PCI has been designed to streamlines the process with an easy-to-follow step by step approach and compliance tips, enabling businesses to pass network security scans, document and submit proof of compliance to acquiring banks, and provides automated web application scans on publicly facing sites for PCI requirement 6.6.