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Why PCI Compliance is something that should not “keep you up at night”!

For any of you that are involved with Payment Card Industry (PCI) and/or Data Security Standard (DSS) assessment, you will be very interested in a new whitepaper created by ATSEC working with HP that has been made available.

 

The paper titled “HP BladeSystem and Virtual Connect Suitability in PCI DSS Compliant Deployments” covers information on how your organization can develop a PCI compliant data center using an HP BladeSystem.

 

An HP BladeSystem brings with it multiple strengths that an organization using such an infrastructure must understand when considering information security. In the context of a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) assessment, a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) should also be aware of the security implications of both hardware and software components in an HP BladeSystem infrastructure. 

 

The target audience for this paper includes:

  • Customers who are interested in HP BladeSystem from a PCI DSS compliance perspective, and how BladeSystem components compare to those of standalone servers
  • QSAs responsible for assessing security aspects of a BladeSystem used within a cardholder data environment (CDE), especially where there may be unique features found in the product components

Since a BladeSystem environment enables a range of configurations, the two main objectives of this paper are to demonstrate the following:

  • An HP BladeSystem environment enables customers to configure a PCI DSS-compliant configuration when security best practices are followed. In particular, Virtual Connect modules enable secure fabric management to achieve a compliant PCI DSS configuration
  • A review of PCI DSS requirements demonstrating which PCI DSS requirements apply (and which are not applicable) to an HP BladeSystem

For more information on how to develop a PCI compliant data center using an HP c-Class BladeSystem, download the “HP BladeSystem and Virtual Connect Suitability in PCI DSS Compliant Deployments” white paper at www.hp.com/go/virtualconnect by clicking on the image of the document. 

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