Apr 16, 2010
For IT organizations, the impact of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) can be huge in terms of amount of time and resources consumed. Even though the compliance mandate should improve consistency and standardization across the network infrastructure, the new requirements are a huge burden for IT organizations.
The staff must first understand the new requirements and then the amount of time and effort to manually implement the standards is large. Even harder, the amount of time needed to prove compliance to the auditors can range into weeks or months � critical when IT staffs are already stretched too thin.
This white describes how organizations can quickly achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance across the network infrastructure. Most importantly, instead of manually handling this complicated task, the paper highlights the value of automation and proactive management. It provides a detailed description of how the PCI DSS standard impacts the network infrastructure and how organization can automate many of the processes to eliminate the risk of failed audits.