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PCI Compliance.

Get more PCI compliance with a single solution.

The most complete, accurate, and efficient solution to achieve PCI compliance

In today’s world, data is power. As an information security leader, I can’t drive accountability without data, and specifically data with a high level of integrity. The Qualys Cloud Platform along with its sensors, in particular cloud agents and cloud connectors, give me the single view to manage end-to-end PCI compliance and data security in my organization.

Matthias Hoelzli Matthias Hoelzli Sr. Manager of Threat & Vulnerability Management, NortonLifeLock

Achieve PCI compliance in a single, efficient solution

PCI compliance is mandatory for any business involved in payment card data storage, processing or transfer, but it creates challenges for security teams. According to Verizon Payment Security Report (PSR) 2020, only 27.9% of organizations achieved full PCI compliance during their interim validation in 2019, down from 52.5% in 2017. Organizations are struggling to keep up with compliance as their infrastructure evolves.

The biggest challenges for CISOs are the lack of real-time visibility of assets and risks across their global hybrid-IT landscape. Siloed security systems from multiple vendors result in fragmented data that prevents a coherent view of overall PCI posture and leads to security and compliance gaps. Missing automation means security teams can’t keep up.

With its single, integrated solution, Qualys gives you one holistic view of your assets and PCI compliance posture along with all the tools you need to meet PCI DSS requirements. The PCI Compliance Unified View dashboard highlights your compliance gaps and directs you to pre-built templates, profiles, and policies that help you address issues efficiently and effectively to achieve compliance.

Unified Dashboard - Qualys Cloud Platform | Qualys

PCI compliance solution highlights

Full coverage of PCI requirements

Qualys covers more than 97% of PCI requirements across asset management, external & internal vulnerability management, payment web app security, secure configuration management, and PCI ASV questionnaires. With Qualys unified dashboard, organizations can visualize in their environment the top 20 control gaps as reported by the Verizon Payment Security Report (PSR), so that they can address them for better security and greater PCI compliance.

A single unified compliance solution

Using separate tools for individual PCI requirements adds operational overhead in the form of data fragmentation and infrastructure complexity. As a single solution, Qualys collects telemetry required for all PCI requirements into a highly scalable cloud platform, helping security practitioners identify and remediate issues efficiently, manage their PCI posture through dashboards, and generate audit-friendly reports. With its single cloud agent and PCI-approved scanning, Qualys eliminates the need to deploy multiple sensors and correlate disparate data.

Time-saving compliance automation and templates

Building a successful PCI compliance program typically requires significant manual work. Qualys’ automated discovery and classification of in-scope assets along with PCI-specific out-of-the-box compliance policies, file integrity monitoring profiles, self-assessment templates and vulnerability scan profiles enable customers to start assessing their card holder data environment within 15 minutes of provisioning. PCI-centric reporting templates make it easy to produce reports just the way your auditors need.

CyberSecurity Asset Management | Qualys

Maintain an accurate, up-to-date IT asset inventory

PCI requirement 2.4 requires an inventory of system components that are in scope for PCI DSS. Qualys CyberSecurity Asset Management (CSAM) provides an accurate inventory against which PCI DSS scope can be properly validated. Without an inventory, some system components can be missed and inadvertently excluded from the organization’s configuration standards, posing a major security risk.

  • Automatically identifies all IT assets, whether on-prem, mobile, clouds, containers, OT and IoT for a complete, categorized inventory

  • Dynamically groups discovered assets together

  • Monitors asset security health

  • Detects security tools in your environment

  • Alerts on detection of unauthorized assets or software and missing required software

  • Enriches your asset inventory with relevant CMDB attribute data

CyberSecurity Asset Management | Qualys
Vulnerability Management Detection and Response (VMDR) | Qualys

Perform continuous vulnerability management

PCI requirement 11.2.1 requires organizations to perform quarterly vulnerability scans within your environment. Qualys VMDR automates the entire vulnerability management and remediation process and significantly accelerates an organization’s ability to respond to threats, thus preventing possible exploitation. Qualys VMDR:

  • Performs continuous vulnerability management using cloud agents or network scanners

  • Prioritizes vulnerabilities based on real-time threat indicators and your attack surface

  • Gives your security teams and auditors assurance that your network is completely secured.

Vulnerability Management Detection and Response (VMDR) | Qualys
PCI ASV Scanning and Compliance | Qualys

Satisfy PCI ASV requirements

PCI requirement 11.2.2 requires quarterly external vulnerability scans that must be performed by an ASV. As an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), Qualys has been authorized by the PCI Security Standards Council to conduct the quarterly scans required to show compliance with PCI DSS. Qualys PCI Compliance helps you achieve compliance via a streamlined process that also gives you assurance your network is secure. Qualys PCI ASV Compliance:

  • Automatically completes the required quarterly scans and enables on-demand scans

  • Follows an easy step-by-step approach with intuitive compliance tips in a user-friendly interface

  • Provides easy-to-use reporting of vulnerabilities that threaten compliance

  • Provides detailed instructions for each detected vulnerability with links to verified patches for rapid remediation

  • Generates PCI network reports to offer proof-of-compliance and serve as a remediation guide

PCI ASV Scanning and Compliance | Qualys
Web application scanning dashboard | Qualys

Detect and protect web applications

PCI requirement 6.6 requires organizations to scan and secure their web applications. Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) with its integrated web application security & firewall capabilities continuously discovers your web apps, detects vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, and enables teams to respond via virtual patching. Qualys WAS:

  • Crawls and discovers web applications and APIs

  • Detects vulnerabilities via authenticated and unauthenticated scanning to capture the perspective of both authorized and unauthorized users

  • Prioritizes vulnerabilities using OWASP or other attack surface criteria

  • Automates the techniques used to identify most web vulnerabilities such as those in the OWASP Top 10 and WASC-TC, including SQL injection and cross-site scripting

  • Combines pattern recognition and observed behaviors to accurately identify and verify web app vulnerabilities

  • Gives you one-click patching of web apps, including mobile apps and IoT services, through seamless integration of Qualys WAS and Qualys Web Application Firewall

Web application scanning dashboard | Qualys
Patch automation and management | Qualys

Automate patch management

PCI requirement 6.2 requires organizations to apply critical vendor patches at least monthly to protect systems and applications from known vulnerabilities. Qualys Patch Management enables you to implement automated and efficient patch processes in your organization. Qualys Patch Management:

  • Automatically correlates vulnerabilities and patches, decreasing your remediation response time

  • Efficiently maps vulnerabilities to patches and automatically adds the required patches to a ready-to-deploy patch job.

  • Automatically deploys the right OS and third-party patches remotely, without using VPN bandwidth, enabling security teams protect cardholder data from known threats.

Patch automation and management | Qualys
Configuration and policy compliance | Qualys

Ensure secure configurations

PCI requirements 1.1, 2.1 & 2.2 require organizations to verify their actual configuration against standard baselines. Qualys Policy Compliance makes sure IT assets are actually configured as per industry best practices and framework such as CIS, NIST, and ISO, enabling asset misconfiguration to be identified and corrected in a timely manner. Qualys Policy Compliance:

  • Assesses, monitors, prioritizes, and reports security-related misconfigurations based on a comprehensive policy library of CIS, DISA, PCI-DSS standards

  • Provides out-of-the-box PCI compliance policies to assess your environment

  • Enables customized policies based on organization-specific baselines

Configuration and policy compliance | Qualys
File integrity monitoring (FIM) dashboard | Qualys

Monitor and alert on unauthorized modification of critical files, registries, and logs

PCI requirements 10.5.5 & 11.5 require organizations to use file integrity monitoring tools to monitor important files. Qualys File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) monitors system and other critical files to generate alerts so that security teams can take corrective action.

  • Detects, tracks and alerts for changes in real time via out-of-the-box monitoring profiles specially designed for PCI compliance

  • Continuously alerts for suspicious changes with file reputation and trust features

  • Automatically suppresses known-good changes to reduce event noise

  • Detects and identifies critical changes, incidents, and audit risks via its powerful search engine that lets you submit complex queries with multiple criteria and find similar events quickly on a single device or across your entire IT infrastructure

File integrity monitoring (FIM) dashboard | Qualys
PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire | Qualys

Perform PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire (PCI SAQ) for merchant’s statement of compliance

More than half of all PCI requirements (143 of them) involve merchant reporting of compliance status via PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaires. Qualys Secure Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) enables you to demonstrate the security measures needed to keep cardholder data secure at your business. Qualys SAQ:

  • Enables teams to conduct self-assessments with out-of-the-box PCI templates

  • Manages procedural controls and supporting evidence in a central repository

PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire | Qualys

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Single-pane-of-glass UI

See the results in one place, in seconds. With AssetView, security and compliance pros and managers get a complete and continuously updated view of all IT assets — from a single dashboard interface. Its fully customizable and lets you see the big picture, drill down into details, and generate reports for teammates and auditors. Its intuitive and easy-to-build dynamic dashboards to aggregate and correlate all of your IT security and compliance data in one place from all the various Qualys Cloud Apps. With its powerful elastic search clusters, you can now search for any asset – on-premises, endpoints and all clouds – with 2-second visibility.

Centralized & customized

Centralize discovery of host assets for multiple types of assessments. Organize host asset groups to match the structure of your business. Keep security data private with our end-to-end encryption and strong access controls. You can centrally manage users’ access to their Qualys accounts through your enterprise’s single sign-on (SSO). Qualys supports SAML 2.0-based identity service providers.

Easy deployment

Deploy from a public or private cloud — fully managed by Qualys. With Qualys, there are no servers to provision, software to install, or databases to maintain. You always have the latest Qualys features available through your browser, without setting up special client software or VPN connections.

Scalable and extensible

Scale up globally, on demand. Integrate with other systems via extensible XML-based APIs. You can use Qualys with a broad range of security and compliance systems, such as GRC, ticketing systems, SIEM, ERM, and IDS.

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