What is PCI Audit?

A Payment Card Industry Security Audit is frequently just called a PCI audit. Retail industry merchants and service providers are required to prove their compliance with current Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements by undertaking regular PCI audits.

The PCI DSS is a set of comprehensive IT requirements developed by the PCI Security Standards Council to standardize the use of consistent, robust data security measures worldwide. The PCI DSS includes requirements for security management, policies, network architecture, software design and other areas relating to data security. The idea behind the PCI data security  standard is to ensure that all member organizations meet reasonable standards for customer data protection.

Idera’s SQL Compliance Manager is a complete auditing solution utilizing policy-based algorithms to track any modifications to your SQL Server objects and data. SQL Compliance Manager permits you to have unparalleled visibility into all events in your SQL Server database. It also audits all user activity related to PCI data. This gives you the ability to easily track and report on any issues that arise regarding PCI data.

SQL Compliance Manager is designed to ensure compliance with all regulatory and data security requirements including Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, HIPAA and Basel l and II. Furthermore, in order to minimize the time involved research and configuration  to comply PCI audit and other standards, SQL Compliance Manager also offers templates with set-in-advance audit settings for the current versions of all the major regulatory standards.

Idera’s SQL Safe provides also provides fully customizable backup policies to assist in backing up your PCI data and also enables robust AES-128 or AES 256 bit encryption of data.