SIEM Platform Enables Massage Therapy Franchisor to Provide Remote Security and Compliance Services to Clinics
BOULDER, Colo., June 2, 2011 – LogRhythm, the company that makes log data useful, today announced that Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of affordable and convenient massage and spa services, has selected the LogRhythm SIEM platform to protect customer data and meet PCI-DSS compliance requirements at more than 680 locations across the US. Massage Envy will use LogRhythm to provide remote IT security monitoring services to its franchise owners, who lack onsite IT security resources. LogRhythm will perform Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) across thousands of retail point of sale (PoS) systems, servers, desktops, and security devices.
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Massage Envy is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The company has more than 680 franchise clinics in 43 states that provide professional and affordable therapeutic massage and facial services to their consumers. As a value added service to franchisees, Massage Envy is providing remote security and compliance monitoring to protect customer data at the point of sale and meet regulatory requirements mandated by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). The company chose LogRhythm for its flexible, scalable and advanced log collection, analysis, and pattern recognition capabilities.
“We are committed to keeping customer and credit card data safe in all of our locations, which is a challenge for the small business owner who typically lacks dedicated IT staff,” said Dan Miller, CIO of Massage Envy. “With LogRhythm we can have a dedicated security specialist at corporate monitoring our systems all across the country, which enables us to take a proactive approach to security in a very efficient manner. This allows us to remotely protect against outside attacks and make sure our franchisees are PCI compliant at all times. LogRhythm helps us achieve our goals going forward.”
The award-winning LogRhythm SIEM solution integrates log and event management, file integrity monitoring (FIM), and network and user monitoring, with advanced pattern recognition and correlation that enables Massage Envy to centrally and remotely secure hundreds of retail locations and ensure they comply with PCI regulations. Massage Envy will use the LogRhythm FIM capability to monitor critical database and application files for unauthorized changes that could compromise the security and availability of systems, or be evidence of malware activity.
“Massage Envy is a great example of a distributed retail business that needs to monitor its IT systems to protect customer data and meet regulatory requirements, but can’t afford to maintain an on-site IT (security) presence at each location,” said Preston Lawhorne, vice president of sales for LogRhythm. “LogRhythm provides centralized, real-time monitoring and alerting so that a single IT professional can effectively and proactively manage security and compliance activities across 680 sites. That’s a very powerful and valuable capability to a retail franchise operation like Massage Envy. ”
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 680 locations in 43 states and has experienced 25 percent year-over-year growth. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy Spa is $1 million. The company was recently named a top AllBusiness (a D&B company) AllStar Franchise, and is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.