What is an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV)?

Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs) are organizations that validate adherence to certain DSS requirements by performing vulnerability scans of Internet facing environments of merchants and service providers.

A full list of ASVs is maintained by the PCI Security Standards Council here:

https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/approved_companies_providers/approved_scanning_vendors.php

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