| 15 August 2017 |

Achieving PCI 2.0 Compliance

With Virtual and Cloud Computing with IBM i

What is PCI?

The PCI data security standard or PCI DSS is a set of rules meant to ensure a sufficient level of security in organizations of the payment card industry, or in other words companies are involved in the issuing and management of credit cards. The standard was developed and is maintained by a body known as the PCI Security Standards Council, originally created by several of the world’s leading credit card companies.

The council provides a document – the PCI Compliance Self Assessment Questionnaire (PCI SAQ) – to help assess the degree by which your organization complies to the PCI DSS. It can be downloaded free from the PCI DSS official website.

Compliance with the standard can be aided by the use of PCI compliance software to facilitate both implementation of the requirements and the carrying out of a PCI security audit. Most of these software products are security software tools whose primary purpose is security information systems rather than being dedicated only to PCI. As such they serve other compliancy requirements too.

Types of PCI Compliance Software

There are a number of categories of software tools that can be help in the mission to become PCI compliant. Such tools either answer a direct requirement of the standard or assist in enforcing certain rules. They include firewalls, anti-virus programs, auditing tools, access control, password management and ways to create and maintain a viable security policy.

Enforcive PCI Compliance Software

Enforcive’s data security products help achieve PCI DSS compliance on IBM i (i/OS), IBM mainframe (z/OS), Windows, SQL Server, AIX and Linux computers. They include important features such as password management, controlled access and authorization to system resources plus powerful auditing tools. Below is an easy to understand mapping of the 12 PCI DSS core requirements to the Enforcive products and features that make them valuable as PCI compliance software.


Access the full report from our partner Enforcive here: Achieving PCI 2.0 Compliance with Virtual and Cloud Computing with IBM i

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