Qualys announced QualysGuard PCI Connect which is the industry’s first Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) ecosystem for PCI compliance connecting merchants to multiple partners and security solutions in order to document and meet all 12 requirements for PCI DSS. Qualys is unveiling this new product at the RSA Conference this week at booth # 1717.
QualysGuard PCI Connect is an on demand ecosystem bringing together multiple security solutions into one unified end-to-end business application for PCI DSS compliance and validation. As a new addition to the widely adopted QualysGuard PCI service, PCI Connect streamlines business operations related to PCI compliance and validation for merchants and acquirers all from a combined collaborative application with automated report sharing and distribution. PCI compliance status and tracking is performed on an ongoing basis. Merchants who use QualysGuard PCI Connect can easily identify areas where they may not be meeting compliance requirements. Acquirers who use QualysGuard PCI Connect can easily evaluate whether merchants have met PCI requirements and whether sufficient evidence has been submitted for validation.
QualysGuard PCI Connect is an open platform with XML APIs that allows partners and solution providers to provide automated data feeds into QualysGuard PCI Connect to demonstrate compliance. In addition, merchants will be able to identify gaps in the PCI compliance program and easily connect to security solutions that can meet their needs.
QualysGuard PCI Connect offers merchants and acquires the following benefits:
- Automates the collection of data for validations PCI DSS compliance
- Merchants see detailed results including related evidence for all requirements of PCI throughout the entire organization when answering SAQ
- Provides workflow for merchants to track comprehensive compliance status on an ongoing basis
- Open API to work with any security solution or vendor
- Acquiring bank has additional security controls of merchants when validating merchants for compliance.
QualysGuard PCI Connect is an extension for the QualysGuard PCI on demand platform that provides businesses, online merchants and acquirers with the easiest, most cost-effective and highly automated way to validate PCI DSS compliance. Qualys is an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), and is fully certified to assess PCI DSS compliance. Currently, 68 percent of all PCI DSS ASVs and 49 percent of QSAs utilize QualysGuard to deliver PCI certification and automated Web application scanning to their global clients.