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What are the PCI DSS Firewall and Router Configuration Requirements

Your firewall is an essential part of your network security because it is the first line of protection against online attackers. Configuring a firewall can be a challenging task, but breaking it down into smaller tasks can make it much easier to handle.

How to Prepare Network Documentation for PCI DSS Compliance Requirements?

Network documentation is essential for network maintenance, security design, and incident response tasks. Network documentation will always be essential for your institution.

How Micro Segmentation Can Help You in the PCI Compliance Process?

Micro-segmentation allows merchants to isolate system / transactional components from the cardholder data environment, making it difficult for hackers to access credit card information.

Firewall Policy Guidelines

A firewall policy specifies how firewalls can manage network traffic based on the organization's information security policies for different IP addresses and address ranges, protocols, applications and content types.

Firewall Security Controls Checklist

Checklist of firewall security controls along with developing best practices for auditing to ensure continued PCI compliance.

Firewall Rule Base Review and Security Checklist

The firewall rule base must be reviewed at least quarterly and the change management process created to add and push the policy to the firewall.

How to Perform a Firewall Rule Review for PCI Compliance?

Regular firewall reviews help ensure that weaknesses in network security are identified prior to exploitation, and allow rules to be updated as necessary to address technology changes or new threats.

Firewall Rule Configuration Best Practices For PCI Compliance

When changing a configuration of a firewall it is important to consider potential security risks in order to avoid future problems. Protection is a complex problem and may differ from case to case, but this article outlines best practices for configuring firewall rules on perimeter.

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