Shell Announces Decommissioning of VSAT, Transition to Cybera Next
Generation Secure Application Platform
HOUSTON -- March 14, 2013
Shell Oil Company, the No. 1 selling gasoline brand in the U.S., announced it
will migrate its payment card traffic off of the VSAT satellite system at all
Shell branded stations by the end of 2013.
The scope and speed of this platform change highlights the importance of the
transition from VSAT to enable new applications that require broadband
Shell is replacing the legacy VSAT solution with a next generation secure
application platform that works over any form of broadband Internet a store
may choose. It also integrates 3G/4G wireless connectivity as a failover to
ensure that critical applications such as payment processing are always able
to communicate. Also, by selecting a secure application platform, Shell can
seamlessly add future apps such as loyalty and point of sale support without
the need for any additional hardware. With the deployment of this latest
secure application platform, Shell can improve both security and reliability,
which reduces fraud risk while providing a vehicle for delivering the future
applications that will keep Shell’s retail-branded stores at the forefront of
As a replacement to VSAT, stations may choose Cybera ONE secure application
platform to become the central network device and application server at each
store.The consolidation of multiple devices and network connections
facilitated by the Cybera ONE platform not only lowers communications costs at
each store, it also reduces support, management and installation costs.
“The Cybera ONE solution addresses the whole puzzle from networking, security,
broadband connectivity, point-of-sale, loyalty and future application
deployment,” saidScott Taylor, business service manager, Shell Oil Products.
“The economics of the Cybera ONE solution is truly astounding when compared to
the fragmented alternatives or big box retail solutions on the market today.”
At the core of Shell’s decision to drive such a dramatic change in its retail
store communications infrastructure is implementing a future proof platform
that provides a solution for the growth of new interactive customer and
revenue generating applications.
“Cybera ONE puts Shell’s retail stores in a position for growth and leadership
in our industry,” said Cliff Duffey, CEO of Cybera.
Additionally, Shell is implementing an incentive program to drive adoption of
the Cybera ONE solution across its wholesaler and dealer network. This new
incentive program will reduce the upfront cost of the platform for the first
4,000 orders placed from now through June 17^th, rewarding the store owners
who make a quick decision to deploy the new platform.
Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the
refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, with a network of
approximately 6,000 Shell-branded gasoline stations in the western United
States. Another 8,300 Shell-branded stations in the eastern and southern are
managed by Motiva Enterprises LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell Oil
Company and Saudi Refining, Inc.
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group
of energy and petrochemical companies with 93,000 employees in more than 90
countries. [(NYSE:RDS.A) and (NYSE:RDS.B)]
Cybera Inc., based in Nashville, Tenn., is a provider of network and
application security services, including Cybera ONE, which is the industry
leading secure application platform (SAP). The Cybera One platform securely
hosts applications both in Cybera's cloud and at the customer premises. With
Cybera's SCA line of plug and play secure server appliances, enterprises are
able to quickly and easily deploy remote applications on a single platform
that also includes all of their network security applications. The Cybera ONE
solution secures networks and hosts third party applications for many of the
world's best-known brands and enterprises ranging in size from tens of
locations to tens of thousands. Cybera ONE is in use across a variety of
industries including retail, restaurant/hospitality, health care, financial
services, and manufacturing. For more information about Cybera, please visit
For Cybera Inc.
Todd Smith, 615-202-7944
Silas Deane, 615-319-6007
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