Watchfire Certified as PCI Security Standards Council Approved Scanning Vendor

Well, this is a good news for all the folks in the PCI compliance business. Watchfire has been certified as a PCI scanning vendor. Quoting the press release:

– Watchfire, the market leading provider of web application security software and services, announced today that its AppScan® product has successfully completed the PCI Security Standards Council Approved Scanning Vendors testing process and is validated as compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Watchfire is the only web application security testing software vendor to earn PCI certification and can perform PCI scans to help validate the security of its customers’ websites according to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

I wonder when SPI Dynamics will follow, because I’m a big fan of WebInspect 🙂



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One Response to “Watchfire Certified as PCI Security Standards Council Approved Scanning Vendor

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    Erik
    March 18th, 2007 21:58

    Hi there. SPI is working to have our WebInspect Direct and assessment services group PCI certified. This is similar to what Watchfire has done but was misleading in their press release with regard to PCI. The PCI group has made it pretty clear that products won’t be certified and they only certify services organizations (as it should be, no single product could ever effectively verify PCI compliance and it’s really the realm of services organizations who might use tools like WebInspect).


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