In order to achieve Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance, you need web application vulnerability scanning and management tools with the ability to produce audit ready reports, comply to security standards, safeguard cardholder data and satisfy PCI DSS requirements.
Obtaining the necessary expertise to achieve and maintain PCI compliance can be challenging and expensive for organizations of any size. With built-in web application vulnerability scanning, vulnerability management, Web Application Firewall (WAF) integrations, Issue Tracker integrations and audit ready compliance reports, Acunetix gives you the tools you need to reach PCI DSS compliance readiness.
Quick and easy PCI DSS vulnerability compliance
With web technologies moving at such a rapid pace, modern websites are full of complexities. To such an extent, many legacy vulnerability scanners designed to scan websites built a decade ago, don’t meet the needs of the modern web and therefore, can’t scan large and complex web applications quickly and accurately. With a re-engineered core, and a highly optimized crawler, every inch of Acunetix is tuned for speed, efficiency and accuracy, allowing it to find those PCI DSS vulnerabilities even in the largest and most complex of web applications without breaking a sweat.
What’s more, with Acunetix, it’s possible to throttle the speed at which a scan runs, ensuring that even high-traffic sites can be scanned without affecting their performance. You can also schedule PCI DSS vulnerability compliance scans to run at specific times of a day, week or month, or even define you own custom schedule.
You also have the option of running scans on a continuous basis with Acunetix only running a quick scan every day of the week, with a full PCI DSS compliance scan run once a week. This ensures that any new vulnerabilities that may have been introduced in-between full scans get picked up by Acunetix immediately.
Audit ready PCI DSS compliance reports
With built-in reports for PCI DSS, and other compliance standards, Acunetix enables you to quickly and easily crunch scan results every day , satisfy management and auditor requests and protect your organization against costly penalties. Additionally, Acunetix also allows users to export discovered vulnerabilities to third party software such as Issue Trackers like Atlassian JIRA, GitHub and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS).
One of the biggest issues with conventional web vulnerability scanners is that they simply report a list of potential vulnerabilities after a scan is complete. Acunetix takes a different approach in that once a vulnerability is found during a scan, it is automatically cataloged and assigned a status of Open. After the vulnerability gets fixed, Acunetix may be used to re-test the vulnerability to make sure it’s properly fixed, and then automatically marks it as Closed, allowing you to easily and accurately report on remediation progress to management, auditors and other stakeholders quickly, accurately and most importantly, from one centralized location.
All of this information is available at a glance in the Acunetix Dashboard and thanks to Acunetix’s multi-user, multi-role capabilities, users can only see what they’re meant to. With Acunetix you will be able to focus on web security instead of needing to make a significant change to the way you work.
We use it to scan new application launches, and use it yearly to audit new development. It has allowed us to catch a vulnerability in a piece of software from a vendor.