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In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, ensuring continuous endpoint compliance with industry security standards and regulations is crucial for organizations across various sectors. Compliance safeguards sensitive data and helps maintain customer trust and avoid expensive mistakes.

PCI 4.0 is the latest version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, introducing new requirements and updates to enhance the security of cardholder data and protect against evolving cybersecurity threats. BigFix is a trusted partner for IT Operations, offering unparalleled device management and remediation capabilities, continuous compliance, and robust cybersecurity features to optimize operations and safeguard endpoints.

Let’s delve into the importance of BigFix Compliance and the enhancements brought about by the introduction of PCI 4.0.

The Significance of Continuous Compliance

Continuous Compliance is the ability to streamline and automate the compliance process, enabling organizations to achieve and maintain compliance with greater efficiency and effectiveness. By providing real-time monitoring, automated assessments, and remediation capabilities, BigFix allows organizations to proactively identify compliance gaps, vulnerabilities, and deviations from security standards. This proactive approach helps mitigate risks, reduce the likelihood of security breaches, and enhance overall security posture.

PCI 4.0: The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a comprehensive set of security standards designed to ensure the secure processing, handling, transmission, and storage of credit card data. It provides a framework for businesses to protect sensitive cardholder information, maintain secure systems and networks, and implement robust security policies and procedures. Compliance with PCI 4.0 by March 2024 is mandatory for any organization involved in credit card transactions to safeguard customers’ personal and financial data.

Here are some of the new features added in PCI 4.0:

  1. Strengthened authentication and encryption: PCI 4.0 introduces more stringent requirements for authentication mechanisms and encryption protocols. It emphasizes the use of multi-factor authentication, stronger encryption algorithms, and the removal of outdated protocols to mitigate the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches.
  2. Emphasis on security as a shared responsibility: Recognizing the collective effort required to maintain a secure payment environment, PCI 4.0 emphasizes the importance of shared responsibility among all stakeholders. It encourages collaboration between merchants, payment processors, and service providers to ensure consistent adherence to security standards throughout the payment ecosystem.
  3. Increased focus on monitoring and risk assessment: PCI 4.0 shifts the focus from a one-time audit approach to a more proactive and continuous compliance and security oversight mindset. It recognizes that security is not a static state achieved through a single assessment, but an ongoing effort that requires continuous monitoring, assessment, and adaptation.

Introducing the Latest HCL BigFix Compliance PCI Add-On

BigFix understands the evolving compliance landscape and strives to equip organizations with the tools necessary to meet and exceed industry standards. The recent launch of the BigFix PCI add-on with support for version 4.0 is a significant milestone in this endeavor. With this add-on, you can accelerate and automate compliance efforts, get enhanced security controls, and benefit from a streamlined approach to protecting sensitive data with more than 3,900 PCI DSS-specific checks.

This add-on will also help to achieve real-time visibility into your security posture, identify vulnerabilities, and automate the remediation process. This increases the number of checks by 38.0% — a 60.5% increase in checks with remediation with 47.3 more PCI benchmark requirements covered. The BigFix PCI add-on still provides continuous assessment and remediation, too. PCI-specific dashboards and reports provide status and historical trends, and you can view compliance stature against every PCI requirement and milestone.

Features and Benefits of This Cutting-Edge Solution

  1. Enhanced security: The BigFix PCI add-on with support for version 4.0 offers advanced security capabilities to address the evolving threats and vulnerabilities associated with payment card data. It provides real-time visibility, vulnerability management and automated remediation to ensure secure cardholder data processing.
  2. Streamlined compliance: This solution simplifies compliance management by automating key tasks such as policy enforcement, configuration management and audit reporting. It helps organizations streamline their compliance processes, reducing manual effort and improving efficiency.
  3. Up-to-date standards: The BigFix PCI add-on with support for version 4.0 aligns with the latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 4.0. It helps organizations stay current with regulatory requirements and seamlessly adapt to changing compliance frameworks.
  4. Centralized management: BigFix’s centralized management console provides a unified view of compliance status across endpoints, enabling efficient monitoring and control. It allows organizations to identify non-compliant systems, remediate vulnerabilities, and track compliance progress effectively.


Continuous Compliance is a critical aspect of maintaining a secure and trustworthy business environment. With the launch of the BigFix PCI add-on and support for version 4.0, organizations can bolster their compliance efforts and effectively manage the complexities of adhering to the latest PCI DSS 4.0 standards. By leveraging the advanced features and capabilities of BigFix’s comprehensive endpoint management and security solutions, organizations can achieve continuous compliance, protect sensitive data, mitigate risks, and demonstrate their commitment to security and privacy.

To learn more about BigFix Continuous Compliance and the launch of the BigFix PCI add-on with support for version 4.0, visit Secure your compliance journey and stay ahead of regulatory requirements with BigFix’s innovative solutions.

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