Simplify and Accelerate Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Dataguise has delivered software solutions to all sizes and types of organizations in the Payment Card Industry (PCI), from regional and national banks to global credit card issuers and service providers. In fact, we’ve built a reputation for being able to “un-PCI” an organization’s data. If you’re familiar with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), you’ll understand why that’s a very good thing.
PCI Compliance Requirements at a Glance
All entities involved in payment card processing, or that store, process, or transmit cardholder data, are expected to protect that data through the use of controls specified in the PCI DSS. These controls set the technical and operational requirements for organizations accepting or processing payment transactions, and for software developers and manufacturers of applications and devices used in those transactions.
At a high level, PCI compliance is a continuous process of:
- Identifying all locations and flows of cardholder data, taking an inventory of the data and associated systems, and assessing their vulnerabilities and risks;
- Fixing vulnerabilities, addressing risks, and eliminating the storage of cardholder data unless absolutely necessary; and,
- Creating and submitting reports on compliance status to all relevant financial institutions or payment card brands.
Specifically, the PCI DSS outlines 12 requirements for compliance:
©PCI Security Standards Council, LLC. Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, v3.2.1
Key Capabilities & Advantages
While Dataguise may not be able to help you address all 12 requirements directly, our data discovery + protection software can make achieving and maintaining PCI compliance a whole lot faster and easier. Here’s how:
Dataguise can take an inventory of a broad range of data repositories to accurately identify cardholder data, including Primary Account Numbers (PAN), names, dates, and codes, as well as sensitive authentication data, such as PINs and CVVs. Whether on prem or cloud, you’ll know exactly what applicable data exists in which environments, whether it’s protected or not, and be able to act accordingly. Likewise, we can also confirm that no sensitive data is being stored in places it shouldn’t exist—which happens all too often.
Dataguise offers multiple ways to address data protection, depending on the requirements for storing and using the data. For example, the PCI DSS states that stored PANs must be rendered unreadable, while sensitive authentication data must not be stored at all after authentication. With more than 40 options for the precise masking (de-identification, obfuscation, etc.), encryption, or deletion of data, we can help you meet PCI requirements while maximizing the business value of all your IT assets.
Dataguise can monitor any cardholder data you continue to store and deliver real-time alerts whenever unauthorized access or unusual access behavior occurs. It’s an early warning system focused solely on safeguarding your organization’s most valuable data, cutting through the noise of other security solutions you may have in place, to detect potential data breaches in just minutes.
With its broad coverage, high accuracy rates, and unbeatable scalability, Dataguise can produce a single, enterprise-wide view of your organization’s security and compliance posture at any given time. Our reports offer insights for executives and auditors on compliance and exposure risk, as well as detailed information on exactly what, where, and whose data exists across the enterprise for more precise visibility and control.