Indusface, a leading provider of application security solutions for web and mobile applications, today announced a new strategic alliance with Dragonfly Technologies, a leading Australian security company, to promote collaboration among PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) community in the Asia-Pacific region through ‘DrivePCI’ initiative. This initiative aims to help organizations in identifying PCI DSS gaps, remediation planning and remediation services.
Branko Ninkovic, CEO at Dragonfly says, “We have an opportunity to build a PCI community whose mission is to drive continuous best practice security and provide a clear path to PCI DSS compliance so our customers can focus on their business goals. With our newly formed DrivePCI initiative, and founding alliance member Indusface we can make a real difference to businesses everywhere.”
Dragonfly provides a range of services in areas like Governance, Risk and Compliance, Penetration Testing & Web Application Security. By entering into this alliance, they will not only be able to enhance their security portfolio, but can also leverage the PCI solutions offered by Indusface to address their customer requirements across different geographies.
Ashish Tandon, CEO at Indusface says, “Being an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) for PCI Security Standards Council, Indusface will help organizations perform regular vulnerability checks to prevent exploits and misuse. In this alliance with Dragonfly, we also look to help companies comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 6.6 requirement with our Total Application Security solution that detects, protects and monitors. PCI DSS 6.6 mandates addressing vulnerabilities on public-facing web applications, which is an area of our expertise.”
The PCI DSS is a set of requirements founded on security best practices for enhancing and protecting payment card data. In order to comply with the PCI DSS norms, merchants and service providers are required to have external vulnerability scans performed on their systems every quarter. These scans must be performed by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), a third-party solution provider approved by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SCC).
Through the DrivePCI alliance, businesses can subscribe to continuous PCI ASV scanning and penetration testing services backed by leading and Gartner recognized cyber security firms. The alliance will provide PCI DSS services in the areas of PCI DSS, IndusGuard PCI ASV, Penetration Testing and Application Security Services.
PCI DSS is administered by the PCI Security Standards Council, which was founded byAmerican Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwideand Visa Inc.