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PCI DSS Requirement 1.2.1: Restrict Traffic to that which is Necessary

PCI DSS Requirement 1.2.1 focuses around organizations developing policies and procedures that restrict traffic to that which is absolutely necessary, both inbound and outbound, for business purposes. PCI Requirement 1.2.1 states, “Restrict inbound and outbound traffic to that which is necessary for the cardholder data environment, and specifically deny all other traffic.” The goal of PCI Requirement 1.2.1 is to limit traffic to only essential, required protocols, ports, or services and have business justification for those required elements.