A large, regional retail company engaged Anitian to perform PCI assessment services. This was a 60 year old business that had served its customers with a diverse set of retail stores.
During the assessment, Anitian uncovered a number of compliance and security issues.
This retailer was in a highly competitive market. They had an older, non-compliant point-of-sale system. They also had tight budgets, a short timeline, and limited personnel. They needed a creative solution.
Leadership had already engaged another IT vendor to help with technology improvements. This vendor had provided an estimated cost of over US$1.1M. This would cause serious financial disruption to the organization.
Anitian stepped in with a creative technical solution. Using an innovative network design and a pragmatic interpretation of PCI requirements, Anitian was able to help this customer protect their systems and save about US$800,000. Furthermore, because Anitian is not a product reseller, we helped our client negotiate an ideal design that maximized the use of existing next-generation firewalls.
The Bottom Line
Anitian delivered PCI compliance, saved money, and improved overall security.