Relying on traditional segmentation methods like data center firewalls and VLANs to secure East-West traffic in complex, multi-cloud data centers and payment architectures present challenges like:
- How to get your scope right and lower your assessment cost.
- How to eliminate flat networks and misconfigured and out-of-date firewall rules.
- How to quickly adapt the applicable firewall rules and keep up with IT Ops and DevOps – at scale and without breaking applications.
- How to avoid the cost and complexity of using networking/SDN and data center firewalls.
PCI compliance with Illumio
Benefits of Illumio’s PCI Solution
Quickly identify changes in PCI compliance scope and reduce your attack surface.
The transition to remote work potentially changes how employees are collecting or processing cardholder data. You need to take stock of legitimate external connections to your data center and evaluate how they change your PCI scope and potential attack surface. These changes also increase the urgency of eliminating flat networks. Relying on perimeter security tools like VPN and MFA won’t prevent lateral movement attacks to your payment and ecommerce systems via compromised remote machines.
Illumio Core enables you to identify changes in legitimate PCI connections and flows in real time. You accelerate your ability to segment your in-scope PCI environment and reduce your attack surface. You are also able to quickly secure traffic as you scale out your VDI infrastructure to remain PCI compliant.
Eliminate flat networks while avoiding the cost and complexity of data center firewalls
If you don’t have real-time visibility into changes in your application dependencies and connections, changing firewall rules could break applications. You end up with flat networks and misconfigured and obsolete firewall rules.
You shouldn’t have to re-architect your networking environment and deploy more data center firewalls to enable fine-grained segmentation of your East-West PCI traffic.
Illumio Core decouples security from networking, allowing you to create more granular segmentation perimeters with confidence. You can also bake segmentation into your IT Ops and DevOps processes—at scale—to ensure PCI compliance across your organization.
Enhance the capabilities of your vulnerability management program
Relying on CVSS scores alone to prioritize patching isn’t the most optimal use of your resources. Illumio Core enhances the capabilities of your vulnerability management program by overlaying your third-party vulnerability scan data on top of the real-time application dependency map to calculate exploitability and show an attacker’s potential attack pathways. You can use process-based segmentation as a compensating control, and reduce exploitable workloads without breaking critical applications.
Remaining PCI compliant throughout your organization is crucial to ensuring your customers trust you with payment information. There are also ripple benefits to using a PCI solution, including that your company will be better prepared to comply with additional regulations like HIPAA and SOX.
It can be difficult for organizations to deal with the protection of credit card information. This task is made easier with a PCI solution like Illumio Core. Allow your business to securely collect, transfer, and exchange cardholder data without breaking compliance laws or putting data at risk.
With Illumio Core, you can search and analyze historical records of traffic between workloads so that you know exactly how data is moving in your organization. This knowledge allows you to see vulnerabilities and aids policy development for PCI compliance.
Discover how Illumio Core can make PCI compliance easier for your organization.