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Eden Prairie, MN, United States, 2011/09/20 - SecureConnect breaks new ground with their enhanced portal technology, marking a dramatic shift in the way PCI validation is managed by the end-user - SecureConnect.com.
SecureConnect, a leading provider of managed Internet security and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance solutions, has launched an innovative new Web Portal that helps merchants reduce the time and effort needed to manage the PCI compliance requirements in their business.
The mySecureConnect Web Portal offers a faster and simpler way for customers to view, organize and manage information related to all of their SecureConnect services, which are housed in a single location on a user-friendly, configurable dashboard populated with dynamic real-time widgets. The widgets in the dashboard give the customer a summary of their PCI validation status. In addition, the dashboard consolidates a variety of critical PCI and network security information into a single view, providing the customer with shortcut buttons within the widget to quickly drill into specific details. The new layout offers customers the flexibility to set-up their widgets and prioritize them in an order that meets their personal preferences. In general, mySecureConnect moves the inexperienced merchant through the compliance process with ease and efficiency by turning the technical PCI compliance method into a more manageable solution.
Director of Product Management for SecureConnect Inc., Paul Newell, said,“In designing the new portal, along with upgrading the logging capabilities, the team wanted to provide our customers with a new dashboard that provides them with an immediate, real-time snapshot of their PCI compliance status through the use of our widgets. We know that our customers are extremely busy running their businesses and we wanted to help reduce the time and effort they needed to devote to viewing and managing our services and their PCI security.”
Additionally, the logging services also received a major upgrade, in order to provide deeper reporting, analysis, and real-time alerts. Similar to the main dashboard, a logging widget is provided to deliver a quick overview of the previous 24 hour period on essential event logs, such as top Websites blocked and accessed, in addition, to intrusion prevention and firewall anti-virus events and more. If a customer needs to drill into the specific log details, all of these searches can be done from the Logging page provided in the monitoring section of the portal.
mySecureConnect portal features include:
• Customizable Dashboard - The landing page shows a quick snapshot of your compliance and security state with easily viewed information in our portal widgets.
• PCI SAQ Wizard – Takes the guesswork out of which Self-Assessment Questionnaire to complete.
• Enhanced Logging - The new Logging Dashboard provides a quick overview of critical security events and log searching capabilities have been significantly enhanced.
• Site Management - Organize your sites into groups for better information management when you have multiple store locations.
• Password Management - Change your password online.
• eBilling - Now setup your own payment profile and change it at any time.
These portal features benefit the merchant by helping them maintain and control their critical PCI information. The dashboard, along with the widgets, were created to minimize the complexity of the validation process by streamlining the information in a layout that’s more user friendly and readily viewable for the customer, ultimately reducing their risk associated with a data breach.
A leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) in the United States, SecureConnect (formerly BHI Advanced Internet) is a thriving organization that has experienced double-digit revenue growth for the past five years. With national clients such as Culver’s, Wendy’s, Choice Hotels, Dairy Queen, and Taco John’s, SecureConnect focuses on providing PCI compliance and network security solutions to franchisors and their franchisees in the multi-site retail industry. The company has been nationally recognized for its success as it was named on the 2010 Inc. 5000 list as one of the country’s fastest growing companies. In addition, SecureConnect has established itself locally, ranking as one of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Minnesota by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and named by the Star Tribune as one of the top 100 places to work.