PCI Compliance

PCI Compliance

Tenable for PCI Compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a comprehensive set of security standards required by major credit card companies to protect cardholder data. Every business that accepts and stores credit card data must comply with the PCI DSS.

Tenable offers a range of solutions to help you determine and validate PCI compliance and remain compliant between compliance assessments and as your network changes.

PCI Vulnerability Scans with Nessus

Integrate PCI DSS compliance into your vulnerability scanning with the Nessus® vulnerability scanner. Prepare for a PCI compliance assessment using Nessus PCI scan reports. These generate simple PCI pass / fail results — making analysis of large numbers of servers or vulnerability results easy and automatic.

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PCI ASV Validation with Nessus Perimeter Service

Tenable Network Security is a PCI ASV. Use Nessus Perimeter Service™ to perform unlimited PCI vulnerability scans and submit up to two scans per calendar quarter for Tenable PCI ASV validation.

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Intelligent Continuous Monitoring

Monitor and assess your PCI compliance continuously with SecurityCenter CV, Tenable's comprehensive platform that uniquely integrates active, and passive vulnerability scanning with event and log correlation.

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PCI Vulnerability Scans with Nessus

The PCI DSS strongly advocates analysis by a trusted third party. With Nessus, organizations can run PCI vulnerability scans to identify and correct issues well before the official audit occurs. This also helps reduce the cost of the official compliance assessment by reducing the time it takes to get the assessors the information they need.

Nessus can also identify sensitive data that may be subject to PCI compliance requirements, such as credit card numbers and Social Security numbers. Nessus can perform these searches without an agent and only requires valid credentials to scan a remote computer.

PCI ASV Validation with Nessus Perimeter Service

Tenable Network Security is a PCI ASV and is certified to validate PCI vulnerability scans of Internet-facing systems for adherence to the PCI DSS.

  • Use a single solution, Nessus Perimeter Service, to perform PCI scans and submit them for quarterly PCI ASV validation.
  • Submit up to 2 PCI scans per calendar quarter for validation by Tenable’s PCI-certified professionals.
  • Easily generate executive, attestation, and detailed reports — offering proof of compliance needed for submission to an acquiring bank.

Intelligent Continuous Monitoring

Nessus is a component of Tenable's SecurityCenter CV platform, which includes Tenable SecurityCenter, the Tenable Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS), and the Tenable Log Correlation Engine (LCE). The Tenable platform offers enterprises continuous monitoring and centralized intelligence for PCI compliance.

  • Continuously monitor and discover new devices on the network that may create PCI exposure.
  • Continuously detect the presence of malware that has infiltrated your network and is running malicious programs in your environment
  • Secure log aggregation / storage and log normalization / search for compliance monitoring and analysis.
  • Identify PCI-relevant assets and limit PCI scans to those assets, reducing time and resources required for regular scans.
  • Create a single view of risk exposure that includes Internet-facing web application vulnerabilities.

Read more about how the Tenable platform can help monitor the 12 PCI Requirements.

For more information on how the Tenable SecurityCenter CV Architecture platform can help your organization with PCI compliance auditing, view the “Real-time PCI Compliance Monitoring” whitepaper.

Have Questions about PCI?

Tenable's PCI expert, Jeff Man, hosts a forum devoted to providing answers to questions you never get to ask a QSA.

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