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Accreditation provides customers with assurances that SureCloud solutions detects a high ratio of vulnerabilities


SureCloud, a supplier of Cloud-based Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions and security services, has been certified as a PCI DSS compliant approved scanning vendor (ASV) for the 10th year running.


The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standard Council (SSC) require all Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs) to re-qualify annually by undergoing a validation process. This requires SureCloud to demonstrate the capabilities of its ASV toolset by achieving a certain ratio of ‘detection’ of vulnerabilities against a test environment. The assessment also involves an audit of processes, vulnerability detection, reporting and client procedures.


Luke Potter, Cybersecurity Practice Director at SureCloud commented: “PCI DSS is one of the regulatory frameworks that many organizations need help in achieving compliance with, as they are a complex set of requirements. Depending on the client’s merchant level, one of those requirements is needing to run quarterly external scans from an ASV. As we’ve streamlined the whole process it is critical that we maintain our ASV accreditation – not only to ensure we can drive further growth in this area but also to give our existing customers peace of mind that our solutions and processes are delivering exceptionally high vulnerability detection rates. As such we are delighted to have received the accreditation for the 10th year running.”


SureCloud enables clients to manage, schedule and run their PCI scans using SureCloud’s PCI ASV Scan Manager application, allowing the quick assessment of results, obtaining reports and re-scanning until an overall ‘compliant’ state is reached. The client can review vulnerability detail, submit vulnerabilities for False Positive/Compensating Control review and gain access to SureCloud’s expert security services team through our innovative cloud-based Platform.


SureCloud’s PCI ASV solutions help organizations meet PCI Requirement 11.2.2, enabling businesses to achieve faster certification, reduced audit costs, reduced risk and ongoing compliance.


Find out more about our PCI ASV Scan Manager application here


About SureCloud 

Since 2006 SureCloud’s security testing and assurance services have helped organisations secure their information assets, systems, and data. Services include network and application penetration testing, physical security and social engineering, design and architecture review, information security consulting, a range of managed and bespoke services.

All SureCloud Services are underpinned by the SureCloud Platform – an innovative, cloud-based system allowing stakeholders to collaborate and manage services from test commencement through to post-test support. In addition, SureCloud helps to automate IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) processes, such as Compliance Audits, Risk Assessments, Incident Management, Policy Compliance and Third Party Supplier Management programmes. SureCloud is headquartered in Mayfair, London, with more than 400 UK customers from the Retail, Legal, Travel, Financial Services, and Government sectors.


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