Harrods Selects Apani EpiForce Security for PCI Compliance

September 9, 2010

LONDON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Harrods has today announced that it has acquired the services of Apani Networks and its EpiForce security solution as part of its programme to ensure compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS).

The agreement is a three-year contract which will be implemented across their Knightsbridge store and airport outlets as part of Harrods’ commitment to providing the most up-to-date protection for customers’ credit card data.

PCI-DSS is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment data security. Developed by the founding payment brand names of the PCI Security Council, including Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, American Express and JCB International, the PCI-DSS standard is intended to help organisations proactively protect customer account data.

EpiForce, Apani’s flagship software product, allows an organisation to protect data and network communications by isolating end-users, servers, clients and mission-critical data into security zones, for networks with physical or virtual systems, regardless of platform or physical location. In addition, EpiForce enables the automatic encryption and decryption of data in motion. It can be installed, deployed and configured on top of existing networks without requiring changes to the network infrastructure.

“We are delighted to be working with Harrods as part of their future compliance programme,” said Allen Wise, Managing Director of Apani Europe. “As one of the world’s most instantly recognised brand names, Harrods places great importance on the value of protecting their customers and confidential data. Our software-only approach to segmentation and encryption provides an additional layer to enhance their existing systems.”

About Apani & EpiForce

Apani® is a leading provider of network segmentation and encryption of data-in-motion for large enterprises, protecting an organisation’s internal network and business-critical data from intruders.

EpiForce provides flexibility and efficiency not available with traditional network security solutions. Based on software, EpiForce is a distributed, centrally managed solution that is transparent to users, applications and infrastructure – making it quicker to deploy and less costly to manage than any hardware-centric solution.

Working to provide an evolutionary improvement in efficiency, flexibility, manageability and total costs of ownership, Apani technology is used by many leading Fortune 500 companies. Apani is based in Brea, Southern California with offices in Theale, Berkshire. More information about the company may be found at http://www.apani.com or call +44 (0) 118 929 8060.

    UK: Allen Wise, +44 (0) 118 929 8060
    Brea, Calif.: Robert Johnson, 714.577.1600

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SOURCE Apani Networks

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