Maintain and automate PCI-DSS compliance

Nightfall helps automate ongoing PCI-DSS compliance so you can improve your security posture, drive revenue, and build customer trust.

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What is PCI-DSS?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard  (PCI-DSS) is a global standard that applies to any business that accepts, processes, stores, transmits, or impacts the security of cardholder data. Overall, PCI is divided into 12 major sections, with several appendices, and 5 of 12 PCI sections are supported by Nightfall.

Why you need cloud-native DLP for PCI-DSS

The standards require DLP for ALL PCI covered entities. Specifically, under the standards DLP is required for:

Appendix 3.2.6 which requires covered entities to implement a mechanism for detecting and preventing cleartext PAN from leaving the cardholder environment and references DLP specifically.

Section 12 requires the implementation of support information security organizational policies and programs. DLP can help teams build enforceable information security policies, as well as provide end-user security awareness and training.

Section 3 states that there should be methods for minimizing risk include not storing cardholder data unless absolutely necessary, truncating cardholder data if full PAN is not needed, and not sending unprotected PANs using end-user messaging technologies, such as e-mail and instant messaging. Nightfall specifically covers these messaging technologies and can identify when such data is being stored somewhere where unauthorized access has or may occur, as well as redact sensitive data.

Pain-free audit readiness and compliance reporting

Scan and assess the risk across all your cloud applications to ensure you stay compliant and avoid potential fines or data breaches.

Report on compliance in a consolidated view

Reduce the burden of completing annual audits with continuous data monitoring, and move your organization from a point-in-time to a continuous security and compliance model.

Centralized security management

Leverage Nightfall's built-in dashboard or out-of-the-box SIEM integrations to manage all your cloud data protection and classification in one place.

Use Automation to reduce ongoing compliance costs

Reduce the time your security team spends managing violations and alerts. With Nightfall's market-leading detection accuracy, automation, and easy-to-use dashboard, you can take the pain out of ongoing compliance.

Reduce false positives with machine learning (ML) detection

High-accuracy ML detectors with an out-of-the-box PHI template to highlight the highest-risk data items, reducing the time spent triaging security alerts

Automate compliance tasks

Set up automation for security alerts to take the manual work out of remediating security tasks. Manage all of the security tasks in your SIEM or Nightfall dashboard

Educate and train

Scale your operations by educating users and encouraging security best practices - aiding ongoing compliance with your contractual obligations.

Reduce your teams ongoing security training workload

Leverage automatic training notification to train employees, making your organization well trained on compliance. This also reduces the workload on your security team and allows them to remain focused on high-priority and strategic work.

No end-user impact

With Nightfall's agentless deployment there is no blocking of network traffic or device latency, helping empower and educate users - ensuring productivity is not impacted.

Ellucian leverages Nightfall for Data Security on Slack

In the world of higher education, Ellucian stands out as one of the leading providers of software and cloud services. The Reston, Virginia-based firm provides solutions ranging from student information systems (SIS) to finance and recruiting software for over 2500 colleges and universities worldwide.


As an education technology services provider Ellucian must abide by stringent compliance regulations to protect student data.


Nightfall provides Ellucian the insights it needs to scan cloud communications channels like Slack in real-time to protect against data exposure risks in a way that doesn't impact is 3,000 employees.


“We look forward to extending our use of Nightfall beyond Slack.”
Josh Sosnin

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