Configure Your PCI Option Profile

Use a PCI option profile when you want to launch an external PCI scan. We provide the profile "Payment Card Industry (PCI) Options" to get you started. You can also create your own PCI profiles.

Select ports for host discovery

 

Tell me about performance settings

 

Want to scan dead hosts?

 

How do I see all the scan settings?

 


Select ports for host discovery

We scan 13 standard TCP ports during host discovery. You can enter up to 7 additional TCP ports to scan (in the Additional section). We ping every target host using ICMP, TCP, and UDP probes and then analyze the packets sent in response to determine which hosts are alive.

Tell me about performance settings

A performance level of Custom is selected initially in the profile "Payment Card Industry (PCI) Options" with settings optimized for PCI external scans. This is recommended for most cases. Click Configure to change the individual settings or to select a different performance level. Want to know more about the individual settings? See performance settings.  

Want to scan dead hosts?

To determine if a host is alive or dead, we check usual services on the host, such as SMTP, SSH and HTTP, and try to ping it. If none of the services respond, the host is declared dead and no further processing is done. You can choose to scan these hosts but note that this may substantially increase the scan time.

How do I see all the scan settings?

To see all of the PCI scan settings, including those that cannot be edited, select Info from the Quick Actions menu for the PCI option profile.