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CP&C Releases vCM PCI 2.0 Content, Combine this with vShield & WOW!

The VMware Center for Policy and Compliance is pleased to announce our latest content update for PCI 2.0 in vCenter Configuration Manager ™ (VCM).

PCI 2.0 is right around the corner 2k12 and many of you should be preparing for these audits yesterday!

Are any of you starting to prep for PCI 2.0? Please share your concerns, we want to help! Get CP&C in touch with your QSA.

Here is a sample of what has changed, for more information check out the PCI DSS v2 Summary of Changes doc.

Scope of Assessment for Compliance with PCI DSS Requirements

  • Added “virtualization components” to the definition of “system components.”  

Network Segmentation

  • Added clarifications including that segmentation may be achieved through physical or logical means 

What’s new in this package? Platform support for:

  • Windows 7,
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003,
  • Windows 2008
  • vSphere/ESX
  • UNIX & LINUX 

How does this help you address your compliance needs?

This is at the core of what VMware offers as part of our Trusted Cloud Solution. At VMworld, we announced our PCI self healing Virtual environment around CDE and auto segmentation of VM’s based upon data, defining relationships to those VM’s and continually applying policy & remediation to the entire environment. The Combination of vCM, vShield & VIN make for a Compliance Solution that is unmatched in the market and works for other use cases like HIPAA. (See Diagram Below)

Self.Healing 
 

How do you get it the new content?
Customers wishing to harden their PCI 2.0 environment can download the new content via the VCM Content Wizard

Be on the lookout for a free PCI 2.0 checker to be released by CP&C later this year!

Also, feel free to hit us up at:

Adios,
George Gerchow VMware Director, Center for Policy & Compliance

2 thoughts on “CP&C Releases vCM PCI 2.0 Content, Combine this with vShield & WOW!

  1. Jannie Hanekom

    At the risk of sounding a bit daft, I understand your article to say I need to download the documentation from within VMware Configuration Manager (VCM)?
    Is there any way of getting the content without installing VMware Configuration Manager?

  2. George Gerchow

    Hi Jannie, not yet. All content currently has to be downloaded through vCM. In the future, starting with the vSphere hardening guidelines, we will release content in a way that other can consume & expose it. (.xml or OVAL)

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