Enables streamlined review of all active desktop firewall rules at predetermined regular intervals |
Section 1.1.7 of the PCI DSS mandates regular review process to happen every 6 months in order to cleanup outdated rules and ensure that the current rules allow only authorized ports and services according to established business justifications. This query shows all the rules configured on desktop firewalls to facilitates centralized and streamlined review process by the PCI implementation personnel. You can the output of this query to create documentation necessary to prove that regular 6-month reviews did actually happen and the responsible personnel has complete understanding of the rules being used.
Also according to PCI DSS implementation guidelines, organizations with a large number of changes to firewall rules may perform firewall rule reviews more frequently, in order to maintain the rule sets adequate to the current needs of the business.
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