If your organization uses virtualization technologies and handles credit cardholder data, then it is subject to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) requirements for VMware security. But proving that your VMware environment is PCI DSS compliant is likely taking a toll on you — sleepless nights worrying you’ve missed something, days of work putting together reports, and constant stress over auditors’ tricky questions. There’s no more need to be anxious about your next PCI DSS audit, because with the right solution at your fingertips, you can streamline compliance preparation processes and produce the evidence that your VMware system security and data security controls are right there where they should be.
PCI DSS 3.2 (the latest version of the data security standard) is one of the most rigorous and specific standards established to date in the payment card industry, and every organization that stores, processes or transmits cardholder data, regardless of volume, is required to comply with it. Failure to comply with PCI DSS can result in huge fines, damage to an organization’s reputation, or even business closure.
When it comes to applying the security parameters of the cardholder data security policy, a key risk factor unique to a virtual infrastructure in the payment card industry is the hypervisor — if your ESXi host is compromised or not properly configured; all virtual machines hosted on that hypervisor and information security are at risk.
Here are the PCI DSS requirements most relevant to VMware environments:
It’s time to honestly answer these questions: How sure are you that your VMware is PCI DSS compliant? Can you quickly satisfy every auditor’s inquiry with sufficient proof? Do you desperately need to optimize your compliance preparation processes?
Netwrix Auditor for VMware will revamp your compliance experience. With it at hand, you can: