IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: QualysGuard Web Service for PCI Compliance Scans
QualysGuard Web Service for PCI Compliance Scans
by David Strom
With the compliance status dashboard, you can see how many of your servers are in or out of spec quickly, along with how many vulnerabilities exist.
Know Your Requirements
Included with the product is a handy reference to PCI specs, the user guide and payment processor Websites.
Check Your Status
This is the main dashboard of the service, showing you quickly how many of your servers are in compliance and how far you have completed your questionnaire.
Its All in the Details
Reports are PDF files that contain pages of detailed information about the various vulnerabilities of each server.
Examine Your Practices
The self-assessment questionnaire is an annual task that requires you to answer dozens of questions on particular security practices.
Reports Generated Automatically
Included in the service is this wizard that can automatically generate the required reports to submit to your merchant banks.
How Vulnerable Are You?
Part of the reports are these summary graphs showing the distribution of vulnerabilities by their severity level.
Vulnerabilities and Solutions
The service shows which vulnerabilities have been discovered for particular servers, along with links to resolve them.
Secure with a VeriSign Token
You can secure your user account information with a VeriSign two-factor token.