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Eden Prairie, MN, United States, 2009/08/31 - Roundtable Corporation, a large Dairy Queen® franchisee headquartered in Texas, finds SecureConnect® Services to be a key component in its effort to become PCI compliant.
PCI compliance has become an issue of great concern for Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) within the last year. According to a recent report from Hospitality Technology, less than 35% of QSRs are fully compliant with the PCI requirements. Roundtable Corporation, a multi-unit Dairy Queen® Franchisee, faced several challenges because of these numerous components required for PCI compliance. Roundtable’s IT department felt it was in their best interest to let SecureConnect® manage their Internet Security and network support.
“SecureConnect® has the resources in place to make the transition as seamless as possible, and they were also recommended through DQ® Corporate,” states Mike Stump, Director of Information Technology at Roundtable. The franchisee was introduced to SecureConnect® through a Dairy Queen Webinar. “SecureConnect® provides services that help ensure the protection of our customers’ cardholder information. Their expertise in securing streams of network connectivity is a win-win for us and our customers,” Stump says. “SecureConnect® has been very proactive in meeting the needs of Roundtable,” Stump adds.
The security benefits associated with maintaining PCI compliance are vital to the long-term success of all merchants who process card payments. This includes continual identification of threats and vulnerabilities that could potentially impact the organization. Most organizations never fully recover from data breaches because the loss is greater than the data itself. As Stump says, “PCI compliance is sort of like car insurance. It really doesn’t mean much until you need it.” Unfortunately, many organizations discover this problem much too late. Due to the significant repercussions of a security breach, many merchants ultimately go out of business, with considerable press negatively affecting the entire brand as well. Being proactive with network security is essential to every organization in today’s business environment.
About Roundtable Corporation
As the fastest growing franchisee in Texas, Roundtable Corporation builds on the uniquely rich Dairy Queen tradition and continues to create opportunities for the future. In operation since 2000, Roundtable owns 52 locations across Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Roundtable Corporation continues to enhance the Dairy Queen brand through customer satisfaction and responsible business decisions.
SecureConnect® (secureconnect.com) is an industry leader in providing multi-site managed Internet security and PCI Compliance solutions to leading retail chains across the U.S. SecureConnect® specializes in providing retail networks that are fast, reliable, compliant, and secure. With a strong infrastructure, technology, people, and commitment to innovation and excellence, SecureConnect® is uniquely positioned to meet the particular challenges of the multi-site retail industry.