How to Choose a PCI Approved Scanning Vendor

In order to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), merchants and service providers are required to have external vulnerability scans performed on their systems every quarter. These scans must be performed by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV). But what is an Approved Scanning Vendor, and how do you go about choosing one? In this article, we answer these questions to help you get the most out of your PCI DSS scans.