PCI DSS compliance and Secure Configuration Manager

Achieve PCI DSS compliance and safeguard your business against security breaches.


Best Practice Configuration

Best practice configuration templates

A quick glance at the headlines of major news outlets only confirms what you already know… there is an epidemic of data breaches. Displaying different threat vectors, these breaches might have been perpetrated by insiders, either maliciously or unintentionally, or by organized criminal cyberthugs. In the face of this evolving threat landscape, how do you, as a security professional, reduce the risk to your sensitive organizational data?

The good news is that there are simple, proven solutions that can be implemented to ensure your sensitive data is protected regardless of the source of threat.

Secure Configuration Manager™ is an automated solution that assesses system configurations against regulatory requirements and security best practices to comply with corporate policies and to manage information security risk. Specifically, our solution enables your team to:

  1. Develop and implement configuration standards that address all known security exposures and are consistent with industry-accepted system hardening standards
  2. Audit system configurations against industry-accepted standards, security best practices, and corporate IT policies
  3. Identify and prioritize the remediation of misconfigurations that could lead to security breaches, failed audits, or costly server downtime.

In addition to helping reduce the risk of data breach, compliance with PCI DSS is another reason to develop, deploy, and maintain configuration standards.

PCI DSS Requirement 2.2

PCI DSS Requirement 2.2

The PCI DSS is a contractual requirement for businesses that handle cardholder information for Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Diner's Club. In Requirement 2.2, the PCI DSS details its requirements for configuration assessment:

2.2 "Develop configuration standards for all system components. Assure that these standards address all known security vulnerabilities and are consistent with industry-accepted system hardening standards."

Secure Configuration Manager can help your security teams mitigate risk to sensitive data and systems, and achieve compliance with regulatory standards (e.g. PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, ISO/IEC 27001, the EU Privacy directive and more). All of these standards mandate the development and assessment of configuration standards for the purpose of building and maintaining a secure IT infrastructure.

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