IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: QualysGuard Web Service for PCI Compliance Scans

By David Strom  |  Posted 2010-10-20 Print this article Print
QualysGuard Web Service for PCI Compliance Scans

QualysGuard Web Service for PCI Compliance Scans

by David Strom
If your organization handles customer financial and personal information, you need to regularly scan your servers and outward-facing applications to ensure that this data is protected from hackers. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) guides IT organizations, but staying in compliance with these guidelines is a huge undertaking. However, QualysGuard PCI Compliance puts the right tools at your fingertips. There is nothing to download, and getting started takes a matter of minutes, once you set up your account. Everything is handled with a Web browser-based control panel that is easy to navigate and operate. The service asks for the IP addresses of your servers that are facing the public Internet that it can then scan for potential vulnerabilities. It includes a wizard that walks you through this discovery process to ensure that you have included all of your necessary servers that handle financial and personal data and that network infrastructure is configured correctly.

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