Card Payments Specialist Sees Rapid Return on Investment and Enhanced Service thanks to Award-Winning Automated Log Management Solution
Maidenhead, 4 October 2010 – LogRhythm, the company that makes log data useful, has helped Commidea, a market leading card payment solutions provider, to enhance its operations thanks to a swift and seamless integration of LogRhythm technology into its new data centre.
As part of its ongoing auditing and compliance program Commidea reassessed how it was meeting the centralised logging and file integrity requirements of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) regulations. Commidea recognised the benefits of replacing the two separate Security Information Event Management (SIEM) and File Integrity Monitoring tools which Commidea previously had in place for five years. Instead, an automated log management solution which holds logs in a central repository would allow fast, easy access to data in order to quickly view and rectify any irregular events. LogRhythm delivered such a solution, offering the company unprecedented network visibility and control.
LogRhythm had to address the fact that Commidea is a level one processor of credit card transactions. As such, the company requires fast visibility of, and access to, vast quantities of log data. The LogRhythm solution gives Commidea not just increased visibility of data centre activity and speed of access to log data, but also enhanced auditing and investigation capabilities to help fulfil PCI DSS and other regulatory needs.
Marc White, head of security and compliance at Commidea, comments, “When reviewing our auditing and compliance tools it quickly became apparent that there were significant benefits to be realised in replacing the two separate systems we had previously with an integrated and more holistic log data management system. We also needed seamless integration to deliver fast return on investment.”
“Having selected LogRhythm, we’ve found that log information is broken down into clear and categorised events at high speed which allows us to view all activities quickly and easily. Being a financial sector company, system security and PCI DSS compliance were also major factors in our choice of supplier, and LogRhythm supports both of these needs brilliantly.”
Ross Brewer, vice president and managing director, LogRhythm EMEA, said, “Naturally we are delighted at the positive reaction we have had from such a progressive company as Commidea. Its endorsement is further recognition of the quality of LogRhythm solutions, and that our technology has become integral to its business. Helping the company enhance its operations with no drop-off in service is great news for LogRhythm, Commidea and its customers.”
About Commidea and Point International
Commidea is part of the Point International Group of companies. Point is the leading European provider of electronic payment solutions and supports over 300,000 customers in the Nordic, Baltics and the UK through the provision of innovative and secure card payment solutions. Every day more than 7 million secure card transactions are handled through Point solutions. The Group manage more than 400.000 payment devices and customers range from large high street retail names to small independents, award winning e-commerce sites and many leading mail order companies. Point also operates an installed base of more than 5000 ATMs in the region. The Group is present in the UK, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania and employs over 500 staff.
Commidea has built a reputation for reliability, innovation and excellence and has developed Ocius, a Chip & PIN solution which is pre-certified by the banking community that has set new standards within the industry. Ocius Sentinel, is the first UK certified solution to offer complete end-to-end encryption enabling fast and secure processing.
Working with a network of business partners throughout the UK, Commidea delivers a managed, PCI DSS compliant, multi-channel payment solution to all sizes of business. Commidea also supports many of the country’s leading specialist distributors and system integrators. http://www.commidea.com and http://www.pointinternational.com