In addition to assigning a unique ID, ensure that all endpoints require passwords to authenticate
Authentication helps to protect user IDs from unauthorized use and reduces the risk of accounts being compromised. Checking for weak and non-existent passwords is first step a typical attacker would use to compromise your systems. Action1 help to automate assessment of authentication settings used on the endpoints in your network to make sure they are all compliant with section 8.2 of PCI DSS.
Sign-up for Action1 Free Edition to receive real-time alerts and view instant data from your endpoints, such as alert on 8.2: User Authentication and Passwords created, deleted or modified or run live or scheduled queries with the ability to export to CSV or Excel. Action1 Endpoint Security Platform is entirely SaaS, with online web interface (no management tools to install) and it has zero cost for basic functionality. Running in the Cloud, Action1 discovers all of your endpoints in seconds and you can query your entire network in plain English.
Endpoint configuration management in the Cloud
Manage endpoint configuration using plain English from the Cloud. Such as type 'Windows services' or 'reboot computer'. Get results instantly from live systems and run automated actions.