VINCI Park Secures Customer Credit Card Payments With Fortinet(R)
VINCI Park Secures Customer Credit Card Payments With Fortinet(R)
FortiGate(R) Appliances Meet PCI-DSS Security Requirements With Simplicity and Cost-Effectiveness
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that VINCI Park, the world's largest car park operator, has deployed the FortiGate(R) network security platform to help secure its clients' credit card payments and to help comply with the PCI-DSS standard. This implementation encompasses 500 car parks in France and VINCI Park's main sites around the world. Fortinet's FortiGate appliances were chosen for their ability to easily and cost-effectively meet PCI-DSS compliance requirements, specifically allowing the encryption of electronic payment transactions, the partitioning of infrastructure traffic flows, advanced attacks detection and the creation of compliance reports.
Founded in 2001 by VINCI, the world's leading group in concessions and construction, VINCI Park incorporates all VINCI's activities in the car park sector and related services. The group designs, builds, finances and manages the operation of on-street and off-street car parks for private and public entities. VINCI Park manages nearly 1.5 million parking places in more than 2,500 car parks around the world and, in 2012, had revenues of 700 million Euros. The company has a presence in the following 13 countries: Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
Any organization using, storing or transmitting credit card data must comply with the PCI-DSS standard. In 2011, VINCI Park researched a number of network security vendors that could meet the standard's requirements and sent a request for proposal (RFP) to local integrators that represented those vendors. Axians, a networking and telecoms integrator and a subsidiary of VINCI Energies, won the RFP for the integration and support of Fortinet's FortiGate appliances that represented the best consolidated security solution. Specific integrated features delivered on the FortiGate platform include: firewall for partitioning the infrastructure traffic flows; VPN for encrypting electronic money t ransactions; antivirus and IPS for attack detection; and QoS for prioritizing payment transactions. Tight security integration enables the FortiGate platform to meet the PCI-DSS requirements without adding unnecessary complexity while maintaining control on associated costs. VINCI Park has also chosen the FortiGate devices for their reliability and ease of administration.
"Even though we had never been attacked and our network was secured against banking data theft, we wanted to protect our customers further by complying with the PCI-DSS standard. Fortinet technology allowed us to secure and partition transactions from end-to-end, between the payment terminals located in our car parks -- that allow our customers to pay for their parking by credit cards -- and banks. Today, these transactions are strictly directed to banks and are saved and decrypted by those only," said Guillaume Martin, deputy director of the IT System Department at VINCI Park. "Besides perfectly meeting the pre-requisites of our specifications, we trusted Fortinet technology, which had already proved itself within VINCI group, in particular at VINCI Energies."
390 FortiGate-60C and 110 FortiGate-50B were deployed in 500 VINCI Park car parks located in France. Regarding the main international sites, the deployment of FortiGate devices has been completed in Spain, UK, Czech Republic and Slovakia and further deployments will take place this year in the other countries.
All FortiGate appliances are remotely managed from VINCI Park's headquarters located in Rueil-Malmaison, France, using Fortinet's FortiManager(TM)-1000C, a complete and easy-to-use centralized management platform. Using Fortinet's FortiAnalyzer(TM)-2000B, a centralized logging and reporting appliance, VINCI Park is able to log daily data from all FortiGate appliances and create PCI-DSS compliant statistics and reports.
"Cybercriminal attacks have become very complex, aiming at penetrating corporate networks to steal valuable data, such as cardholder data. PCI-DSS focuses on fighting this scourge, but, even though compliance to the standard has become mandatory, its implementation remains very complex for companies," said Patrice Perche, senior vice president of international sales and support at Fortinet. "With our network security platforms, VINCI Park gets a solution that ensures optimum security and avoids the unnecessary deployment of multiple po int products. We are very proud to have helped VINCI Park achieve PCI-DSS compliance while allowing them to rationalize their costs and simplify their administration."
About de VINCI Park (www.vincipark.com) VINCI Park, global player in urbane mobility, manages nearly 1.5 million parking places and their associated services in 13 countries. For more than 50 years, VINCI Park has been innovating to improve the car park experience and develops services that allow citizens to enjoy the city and to compose their individual mobility.
A subsidiary of VINCI Group, the world leader in construction-concession, VINCI Park offers a full range of car park solutions, on-street or off-street, in concessions, full ownership or service contracts. VINCI Park's integrated expertise makes it a privileged partner of public and private entities to design, build, finance and operate the car park solutions.
About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com) Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2012 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.
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