Announced today, SecureConnect  has been chosen as a preferred PCI compliance provider of Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop. As the quick-serve sandwich brand quickly expands its presence across the country, the brand is calling on its long-time partnership with SecureConnect to address PCI compliance and provide its customers with the highest degree of data protection.
After securing more than half of their locations with SecureConnect, Capriotti’s believes that the SecureConnect partnership and its proactive approach to PCI and network security is an effective means for franchisees to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.
“[PCI compliance] is vital for brands that care about the well-being of their customers,” says Jason Smylie, chief information officer at Capriotti’s. “While it’s an arduous task getting compliant, it is our duty as merchants to protect sensitive data.”
According to the 2009 Ponemon study “Global Cost of a Data Breach,” malicious attacks are one of the most common and expensive breach types. Capriotti’s has tapped the expertise and resources available through SecureConnect to proactively protect the brand and its franchisees from increasingly aggressive malicious outsiders. Utilizing the SecureConnect solution, Capriotti’s is armed with a comprehensive, all-inclusive approach to its PCI compliance and security needs.
“They take the guesswork out of the process and can get us to compliance the easiest way possible with limited resources,” Smylie says.
The customized SecureConnect packages equip Capriotti’s with a fully managed firewall, web filtering and content control, firewall logging and reporting, quarterly internal and external vulnerability scans, online Self-Assessment Questionnaire submission, and 24x7x365 proactive monitoring and support along with many other additional features. Also, as a National Account Program member, Capriotti’s also benefits from the ongoing education and training that SecureConnect provides both the corporate team and the franchise community.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is confident that the partnership with SecureConnect will provide the utmost level of protection for its franchise owners and ensure that continued growth is supported by a foundation of network security and best business practices.