PCI: How do I exempt an ASV scanner from the IPS functions (Next-Gen, Vuln-Protection... etc)

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PCI: How do I exempt an ASV scanner from the IPS functions (Next-Gen, Vuln-Protection... etc)

We are trying to exempt our ASV scanner IPs from vuln protection, AV, etc... without whitelisting them from the firewall (host/port) rules we have in place.  All I can find is exempting IPs based on a single Threat ID.

 

Thanks.

 

PCI Scanning Standard:

"13. Arrangements must be made to configure the intrusion detection
system/intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS) to accept the originating IP
address of the ASV. If this is not possible, the scan should be originated
in a location that prevents IDS/IPS interference "

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Re: PCI: How do I exempt an ASV scanner from the IPS functions (Next-Gen, Vuln-Protection... etc)

@Kris.Waddle,

There isn't an easy way to do this. You will essentially need to duplicate the policies with the source IPs for your scanner and assign them a different profile-setting (I would assign them one where you alert on the traffic so you have logs to look back on, but it won't take any action to reset/drop the traffic). 

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