When you’re tasked with meeting the compliance requirements to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance, you’ll soon realize that minimizing the number of security tools you use can be a huge asset. When it’s time for your PCI DSS audit, you can hit the accelerator with Trend Micro Deep Security as a Service.

What do I need to know about PCI DSS?

Any organization that has applications that deal with credit or payment card data, you are required to go through a process outlined by the Payment Card Industry (PCI).

If your applications are in the cloud, like Azure, PCI compliance can be easier – as long as you choose the right service provider. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers like Microsoft Azure have Level 2 PCI DSS certification. This means they have validated their security controls, people and processes with auditors and take care of many aspects that you would be responsible for if your application was in a physical data center. If you’re using SaaS offerings for log management, monitoring or security, they need to be PCI DSS certified, even if the service doesn’t directly deal with cardholder data.

Here is the real question.

Are your SaaS products also PCI Level 1 certified? It’s time to check, as of version 3 of the standard, if you use third party Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings, they are included in the scope of your PCI audit!

We’re happy to announce that Trend MicroTM Deep Security as a ServiceTM is now a PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider for your Azure workloads! This means you can streamline your PCI DSS certification process with a single tool!

Deep Security as a Service removes the cost and effort of running the security management stack. All of your security policies and events are stored securely and managed by Trend Micro. Best of all you can get up and going with Deep Security as a Service in just a few minutes with our 30 day free trial.

Trend Micro has saved users months of precious resource time on PCI DSS projects by meeting many of the requirements with a single tool, including critical controls that address requirements like 11.4 Intrusion Prevention, 11.5 Integrity Monitoring, 5.1 Anti-malware and many more. Here are just a couple examples,

  • For Royal Gate, Deep Security accelerated PCI DSS compliance for its payment service platform and increased security within its hybrid environment.
  • For Guess?, Inc., Deep Security helped the company segment traffic and fulfill multiple PCI requirements rapidly.

For more detailed information on how Trend Micro Deep Security can help you accelerate PCI compliance, download the detailed matrix of PCI requirements here,  written by the PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) Coalfire.