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Fuddruckers Ensures Wireless PCI Compliance with Tech Selection

Fuddruckers, the famous restaurant chain that is home to "the world's greatest hamburgers," has selected AirMagnet Enterprise to help guarantee wireless PCI compliance. Fuddruckers, established in 1980, currently operates more than 220 restaurant locations across the United States.

As data theft continues to evolve and make the headlines, companies are becoming more sensitive to achieving PCI compliance. PCI security standards are technical and operational requirements set by the PCI Security Standards Council to protect cardholder data. It offers merchants that use payment cards a single approach to safeguard sensitive data.

"The latest PCI standards have very strict requirements for securing a wireless network or ensuring a wired network does not have rogue or unauthorized wireless access points," says Cameron Pumphrey, Director of IT at Fuddruckers. "To comply with wireless elements of PCI, we previously had to send someone out to each restaurant location to physically survey the network and identify any rogue or unauthorized APs. This not only required extensive human resources, but also cost the company a lot of money in travel and shipping. We deployed AirMagnet Enterprise because the product allows us to remotely manage our networks and detect in real-time any rogue device on the network that may violate the PCI standard."

Wireless PCI compliance
AirMagnet technology helps address some of the basic requirements of the PCI DSS for wireless networks and devices. Among other things, AirMagnet ensures that only authorized wireless devices access the network and no vendor-supplied defaults linger on active devices. In addition, AirMagnet includes an intrusion detection system and regularly tests devices for known vulnerabilities. When systems are breached or vulnerabilities are identified, AirMagnet sends configurable alerts to administrators so they can take action and meet compliance guidelines.

AirMagnet Enterprise provides a simple, scalable WLAN monitoring solution that enables customers to proactively mitigate all types of wireless threats, enforce enterprise policies, prevent performance problems and audit the regulatory compliance of all their Wi-Fi assets and users worldwide. The enterprise WLAN monitoring solution offers complete visibility and control over the wireless airspace, enabling the company to reliably deliver the same standards of security, performance and compliance for their wireless networks as they expect from their wired networks.
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