PCI ASV Scanning

To pass the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) onsite annual assessment, merchants and service providers are required to successfully complete quarterly external network scans. A Vulnerability Assessment is the regular process of identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing the vulnerabilities in a system, an application or a network component, as a means of demonstrating security compliance against the PCI DSS. Making scanning and vulnerability remediation processes operationally efficient helps organizations improve their security posture and reduce security liabilities and exposure.


Vulnerability Assessment services proactively detect critical exposures in operating systems, services and applications across your Cardholder Data Environment (CDE), seeking to identify how protective measures might be misused, mismanaged, attacked, or incorrectly configured. A comprehensive approach to risk management, including quarterly or ad hoc external network scans, is required to safeguard your valuable assets, and keep your organization compliant with the PCI DSS.

What we can do for you

Odyssey’s PCI ASV scanning services help you optimize your return on investment while at the same time offering highly customized and tailored solutions that suit your specific needs. The PCI ASV scanning service has been designed to comprehensively identify, classify and analyze known vulnerabilities in order to recommend the right mitigation actions to resolve the security vulnerabilities discovered on Internet devices exposed to the public.

During this process, Odyssey’s IthacaLabs™ team of experts will verify the scope of activity, operating locations and processes, catalogue assets and capabilities in a system, assign a value and level of importance to those resources, identify the vulnerabilities or potential threats, and then recommend controls to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities for your most valuable resources.



IthacaLabs™ team of experts identify, map and assess vulnerabilities which could potentially be exploited to bypass your organization’s perimeter security controls, uncovering aspects of security policy that are missing


Continuously streamline PCI ASV scanning and Vulnerability Assessment policy tailored to your needs, for addressing specific objectives and emerging cyber-threats


Provide an independent view of the effectiveness of your existing security posture, ensure that patching and configuration management practices have been followed correctly, and identify the most risk-exposed routes into your organization or application


PCI ASV scanning and Vulnerability Assessment reports can be helpful in the training process of your cybersecurity professionals as well as your information systems’ users


Avoid recruitment and continuous training of highly skilled personnel


IthacaLabs™ team of experts comprise the competent, qualified team undertaking the scans and the assessments; this is imposed by the compliance section in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)


Focus on your core business and lean back, letting our team of experts worry about your cybersecurity-related challenges

Our number-one priority is ensuring that our Services fulfill your needs and exceed your expectations

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