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Eden Prairie, MN, United States, 2009/12/08 - After recommendation from a fellow Wendy’s franchise owner, RDR Foods implements SecureConnect® as its comprehensive PCI compliance solution.
With the formation of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a standardized guideline was established to help organizations implement proper network security to protect cardholder data. Busy doing what they do best, Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) operators find little time to devote to PCI compliance standards. Typically not experts with technology and network related issues, many business owners have found it highly advantageous and cost effective to outsource their compliance needs. Although RDR Foods was informed of the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) through letters from its acquiring bank and Wendy’s corporate, the steps to achieving compliance were complex and seemed overwhelming. Looking to simplify the process, RDR Foods took the advice of a fellow franchisee and contacted BHI Advanced Internet to inquire about the SecureConnect® solution.
Like many, Wendy’s franchisee RDR Foods put off PCI compliance for a long time. “I dread projects like these, so I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of implementation BHI Advanced Internet provided,” Ron Ross, Owner of RDR Foods said. Ross worked with a BHI Project Manager to complete the installation remotely. The Remote installation service includes phone assistance to aid with configuration of the SecureConnect® appliance at each store.
In addition to remote installation, BHI offers an on-site service as well. “We have developed both on-site and remote services to best fit customer needs and budgets” Nate Hubert, Vice President of Operations at BHI Advanced Internet said. With on-site services, a BHI expert technician installs and configures the SecureConnect® appliance at each store location The team at BHI has experience working with the restaurant industry’s unique requirements and demands. With both options, companies like RDR Foods can continue business as usual during the installation process. “It was pretty painless. With assistance from the technician, I knew exactly what I needed to do and how to do it” Ross said.
Ross’s main objective was to see that RDR Foods achieved PCI compliance. In addition to this, the core SecureConnect® services have created a secure network solution for his organization. Utilizing the easyPCI package offerings, Ross implemented a managed firewall, logging and reporting, anti-virus protection, secure Wi-Fi and other services at each of his restaurants. “Our store locations didn’t lose a beat simply because the SecureConnect® installation process went so smoothly” Ross said. Developed to ease demands of franchise owners, the installation process does not interfere with business transactions “BHI has the experience and knowledgeable staff to ensure my business is in good hands” Ross said.
About BHI Advanced Internet, Inc. provider of SecureConnect®
BHI Advanced Internet is a leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), offering a wide-range of Internet security, managed network, and PCI compliance services to the multi-site retail industry. Ranked the #18 MSSP worldwide by MSPmentor magazine in 2009, the company has experienced double digit revenue growth each of the past five years. SecureConnect®, BHI’s innovative flagship service, provides reliable, secure and PCI compliant networks at thousands of locations for leading retail brands across the U.S. and Canada.