Quarterly scans… no worries setup a NO-IP account and streamline your quartly scans.
PCI requires a quarterly scan if you are using devices over that use the internet to process transactions. This means that every three months you are required to submit your IP Address. For a more streamlined approach and not having to provide your IP address every quarter.
You can create a free service that will assign a host name to your Dynamic IP address. Once you’ve set it up, and provided the host name to us, we’ll be able to perform your quarterly scans automatically. To do this please complete the following steps:Go to the set up pageSet up a User Name, Create a password, and Enter your email address
No-IP will assign a “host name” for you to use in place of your dynamic IP address.Click Free Sign Up at the bottom of the page to use their free service
Once you have activated your account, email the following to email@example.com
- your assigned host name
- Merchant ID (MID)
- Business Name
* This will replace your dynamic IP and eliminate the need to provide an IP address to us in order to have your quarterly external vulnerability scans performed.
We will then schedule your next quarterly vulnerability scan. If there are no issues found, we will forward your current Certificate of Compliance. If there are issues that cause the scan to fail, we will send a report showing the issues that need to be resolved.
NOTE: Please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-746-9201 if you have any questions.