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Eden Prairie, MN, United States, 2009/10/13 - SecureConnect® provides Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas, a Quick Service Restaurant brand, with Payment Card Industry (PCI) education tools to better inform franchisees about the benefits of achieving compliance and strengthening network security.
As awareness about PCI compliance grows, misinformation surrounding the mandate rapidly increases as well. Concern among the Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas franchisees developed as owner/operators were given differing validation requirements from their various acquiring banks. The Mr. Goodcents franchise office decided to search for a way to educate their franchise owners about PCI compliance, how to incorporate it into their businesses, and the appropriate steps to achieve it. BHI Advanced Internet, provider of SecureConnect®, was able to help educate franchisees about PCI compliance and why it is important to strengthen security throughout the Mr. Goodcents system.
“BHI was willing to work with us to educate our franchisees about PCI compliance before beginning the implementation process. It was important that all our franchise owners understood the purpose of the PCI DSS requirements and why we have chosen to work with BHI and implement the SecureConnect® solution” Rick Frederick, IT Director at Mr. Goodcents, said. To begin the PCI compliance initiative, BHI holds webinars and workshops for franchisees, allowing them to ask questions and voice concerns about becoming compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). “We provide materials to help owner/operators understand Merchant levels, PCI DSS requirements and risks associated with their business. Our goal is to educate franchisees on the importance of compliance, so they no longer look at it as a burden, but rather an opportunity to better their operation” Kristyan Mjolsnes, Director of Marketing for BHI, said.
After looking at several vendors, Mr. Goodcents found SecureConnect® to be the most comprehensive solution. This was especially important, because standardized technology is used across the brand in most other areas of the company. “SecureConnect® was the clear choice for us because it offers all the necessary services in one solution. That’s hard to find, at a fair price, with the other service providers” Frederick said.
Some of the key features SecureConnect® (secureconnect.com) offers include a managed firewall, web filtering and content control, essential PCI required services including quarterly vulnerability scans and system logs, and Wi-Fi secure access points. In combination with the easyPCI package offerings, these features help create a fully managed Internet and network security solution for Mr. Goodcents. The brand will now be confident in its network security across all 105 locations, and as Frederick added, “Now that we understand the security benefits of becoming compliant, we are confident that we have the best solution in place to protect our Mr. Goodcents customers, our Mr. Goodcents Franchisees and the Mr. Goodcents brand.”
About BHI Advanced Internet, Inc. provider of SecureConnect®
BHI Advanced Internet (bhi.com) 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.