Trustwave announces the acquisition of SecureConnect, a privately-held managed security provider, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, with services tailored to franchisee and multi-site organizations.

SecureConnect has built a strong presence in the hospitality industry by providing PCI compliance and network security solutions to quick-serve restaurant locations for brands such as Dairy Queen, Culver’s, Hungry Howie’s, Mellow Mushroom, and Smoothie King. The acquisition of SecureConnect further strengthens Trustwave’s leadership in the hospitality industry by adding thousands of new customers in the U.S. SecureConnect can now help customers shore up defenses with compliance and security technologies and services available only from Trustwave.
“Hospitality organizations are continually expanding their remote business operations and extending their brand into new markets,” says Robert J. McCullen, chairman, CEO, and president, Trustwave. “This requires that they not only find ways to efficiently and cost-effectively manage compliance and regulatory demands, but keep sensitive data protected across all operations, even as the threat landscape grows more hostile. SecureConnect customers now have access to Trustwave’s undisputed PCI expertise as well as broader access to the information security technologies and services that help them effectively manage compliance, secure sensitive data, and protect their businesses and brands.”
With the acquisition, SecureConnect customers now have access to:
• A broader set of technologies and services to help them address critical security requirements of and beyond Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance both at headquarters and at their remote site locations
• Global services delivery capability and customer support to help them expand remote site and operator locations domestically and internationally through Trustwave’s global presence
• Trustwave TrustKeeper, the industry’s leading cloud compliance and information security platform with more than 2.5 million business subscribers
• Advanced compliance and security consulting services from Trustwave Qualified Security Assessors and experts within Trustwave SpiderLabs who provide application security, incident response, penetration testing, physical security, and other security services.