Fully Managed PCI Scanning Services

PCI Approved Scanning Vendor

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The Issue: Strong Vulnerability Management & PCI Compliance at The Same Time

A data breach or attack can cripple, if not totally devastate, an organization and its valued customer base, especially one that captures personally identifiable information through acceptance of credit cards. The results of these incidents are costly, both financially and in negative brand value.

Many businesses are challenged to cost-effectively achieve strong vulnerability management and compliance at the same time. Payment Card Industry-Professional (PCI-Pro) service guides businesses through the PCI Data Security Standards (DSS) requirements knothole with security expertise and personalized recommendations to achieve compliance.

Our Approach To PCI Compliance

Digital Defense was the first vendor to provide a Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance manager service, and remains one of the world’s longest tenured PCI Approved Scanning Vendors (PCI ASV) today. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) maintains a structured process for security solution providers to become ASVs, as well as to be re-approved each year. As a PCI ASV for 18 years running, we have more PCI compliance guidance experience than 90% of the industry. 

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We believe PCI compliance is achieved by continuously managing an organization’s security posture. As the first vendor to take a “managed service” approach to PCI scanning compliance, Digital Defense has helped many clients, new to PCI, pass their first PCI compliance test.

Unlike other vendors who promote a “fail until you pass” mindset to compliance, Digital Defense makes PCI-Pro available as a stepping stone approach where compliance resides at the top of a three-tiered pyramid including comprehensive PCI network vulnerability scanning and remediation management.

Our PCI team runs multiple PCI scans, knowing how to best segment a network in the most cost-effective manner. A Personal Security Analyst personally reviews the results, facilitating client understanding of how to remediate for compliance. Digital Defense rescans, at no charge, and consults until the client passes the required quarterly PCI scan. Thus, clients attain PCI compliance faster and more efficiently. In between quarterly PCI scans, the PSA offers on-demand access to end-to-end service delivery, customized assessment and remediation guidance, tracking and reporting.

PCI-Pro Service Process

Tier 1 focuses on the foundation of comprehensive vulnerability assessments including:

  • External and Internal Vulnerability Scanning
  • Robust Technical and Executive Reporting
  • Vulnerability Workflow Management
  • Trend and Activity Reporting

Tier 2 adds remediation management – addressing identified vulnerabilities in a systematic, efficient and cost-effective manner.

  • Access to a PCI certified Personal Security Analyst
  • Remediation Prioritization and Assignment
  • Custom PCI Compliance Management Reporting
  • Enterprise-wide Assessment of Vulnerability Remediation Progress

Tier 3, focuses on leveraging results from Tier 1 and 2 to produce the reports necessary to achieve successful compliance with applicable PCI DSS requirements.

Advantages of a Fully Managed PCI Scanning Program

Business advantages:

  • PCI-Pro Managed Service completely frees the client from day-to-day oversight of the security program and provides certified security analysts that may not be available within the client organization’s IT group. Some organizations rely on Digital Defense without their own internal IT resources.
  • Cloud-based model provides the lowest total cost of ownership up to 85% compared to premise-based tools. No capital expenditure required.
  • Zero Tolerance False Positive Policy saves time and IT resources. No “lost” labor for valuable IT resources pursuing false positives.

Technical advantages:

  • PCI-Pro Managed Service completely frees the client from day-to-day oversight of the security program and provides certified security analysts that may not be available within the client organization’s IT group. Some organizations rely on Digital Defense without their own internal IT resources.
  • Patented Scanning Solution is event-driven where vulnerability scanning is optimized based on targeted network components. No impact to client’s network traffic. Scanning is not a “noisy” process and does not interrupt the operation of the devices being scanned.
  • Cloud/Software as a Service Delivery utilization of Big Data analysis bolsters client security through the rapid identification of Zero Day vulnerabilities.

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