At the end of 2004, five major credit card companies (American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc.) banded together to create the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in an attempt curb data fraud in the finance sector. Any organization that wants to process, store, or transmit credit card data must ensure that they comply with the mandated PCI DSS password policy requirements. This is clearly laid out in clause 3.2, section 8.
To be PCI DSS compliant, organizations must enforce the password policy requirements mentioned in section 8 to authenticate Active Directory (AD) user accounts.
This section specifies the requirements for all domain user passwords used to log in to the system through which payment data could be accessed.
ADSelfService Plus offers advanced password policy settings to ensure your company complies with the requirements of PCI DSS. You can create a custom password policy that meets all the PCI DSS requirements and enforce it for all or specific AD users based on their domain, organizational unit (OU), or group membership.
Even with the above mentioned PCI-mandated password policy controls in place, user passwords are vulnerable to credential-based attacks including brute-force, dictionary, and password spray.
ADSelfService Plus helps organizations keep up with the evolving cyber threat landscape by enabling admins to:
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Free Active Directory users from attending lengthy help desk calls by allowing them to self-service their password resets/ account unlock tasks. Hassle-free password change for Active Directory users with ADSelfService Plus ‘Change Password’ console.
Get seamless one-click access to 100+ cloud applications. With enterprise single sign-on, users can access all their cloud applications with their Active Directory credentials. Thanks to ADSelfService Plus!
Intimate Active Directory users of their impending password/account expiry by mailing them these password/account expiry notifications.
Synchronize Windows Active Directory user password/account changes across multiple systems, automatically, including Office 365, G Suite, IBM iSeries and more.
Ensure strong user passwords that resist various hacking threats with ADSelfService Plus by enforcing Active Directory users to adhere to compliant passwords via displaying password complexity requirements.