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How Can Remote Desktop Manager Help You Become PCI Compliant

How Can Remote Desktop Manager Help You Become PCI Compliant

PCI DSS is an acronym for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It’s a set of worldwide protection standards developed by major payment card companies, and it’s mandatory for businesses that store, process, or transmit payment card data. Guidance is also provided to software, app and device creators that facilitate payment card transactions. It is intended to protect both consumers and businesses.

The consequences for companies that do not meet these requirements can be damaging in many ways. Without being PCI DSS compliant, companies would risk monetary loss, loss of client confidence, and they could incur legal costs, fines and penalties, and even bankruptcy. The PCI requirements, in other words, are not to be taken lightly.

Obviously, if your business is governed by PCI DSS, then compliance is high on your priority list. And guess what? Remote Desktop Manager can help you meet the requirements that are bolded in the list below.

Here are the 12 PCI DSS requirements:

  1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data.

2.** Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.**

3.** Protect stored cardholder data.**

  1. Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks.

  2. Protect all systems against malware and regularly update anti-virus software or programs.

6.** Develop and maintain secure systems and applications.**

  1. Restrict access to cardholder data by business justification (i.e., "need to know").

8.** Identify and authenticate access to system components.**

  1. Restrict physical access to cardholder data.

10.** Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data.**

  1. Regularly test security systems and processes.

  2. Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personnel.

NumberRequirementHow Remote Desktop Manager (RDM) Helps
2

Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.
3Protect stored cardholders data.RDM helps your protect access to your servers where the data is stored.
6

Develop and maintain secure systems and applications.
8

Identify and authenticate access to system components.
10

Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data.

And there you go! PCI DSS compliance is essential, and we hope that RDM helps you cross some requirements off of your list. It’s part of our commitment to making your life simpler, and helping you tame the IT chaos in your world.

As always, please let us know your thoughts by using the comment feature of the blog. You can also visit our forums to get help and submit feature requests, you can find them here.

Jenny Knafo

As Devolutions’ Product Marketing Specialist my role consist in staying up-to-date with the latest updates made to our software to create weekly technical blogs and tutorial videos to keep our clients informed. I am also in charge of the creation and overall successful organization of marketing events and trade-shows. I’ve worked in a corporate environment for a long time and it is a joy to be back to my roots and working again in the IT world.

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