"The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability."
External vulnerability scanning is a process designed to detect, identify and classify system weaknesses from outside your IT infrastructure on all external-facing hosts of your PCI DSS assessment scope.
External vulnerability scanning is required for compliance with PCI DSS requirement 11.2.2, which calls for:
- The scanning must performed via Approved Scanning Vendors (ASV) that are approved by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).
- The scanning is performed quarterly and/or after significant changes to the network or applications.
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Seven Security Group provides external vulnerability scanning via partner ASV-certified platforms that fulfill all requirements set forth by the PCI SSC.
We assist you in scheduling the quarterly scans and we devise the test plan together in order to satisfy the requirements of the ASV Program Guide.