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