Case Study: Securing International Business

Client Description

Our client is a wholesale vendor who does international business in the U.S. and Mexico.

With over four decades of international relationships and contracts, this business is focused on making their transactions secure to protect their valued clients on both sides of the border.

Challenge

Relationships are vital in business, and when you’re in business as long as our client, you develop some great connections.

As the years pass, you have to address one very important relationship: your aging network.

Our client’s wireless technology was at risk for vulnerabilities because it was due for an upgrade. Malicious attackers love old technology because they’ve had a chance to find its weaknesses. Their preferred targets are credit card transactions.

Our client knew it was worth the investment to upgrade their network and protect their clients.

Solution

Varay found a number of solutions to keep our international business client secure and efficient. Here’s what we did:

  • Helped the client meet PCI compliance standards for safe credit card transactions
  • Evaluated how they use their wireless devices and designed solutions that met their specific staff and client needs
  • Hunted down and addressed security gaps
  • Installed a VoIP system to save them money and hassle
  • Helped them negotiate better prices on their voice and data contracts after evaluating their bandwidth and circuit needs

Results

This international business client invested in these network upgrades so they could continue to offer the best service to their valued clients.

The benefits they’re enjoying are:

  • Confidence in the security of their transactions
  • PCI compliance
  • A more efficient design for their wireless services
  • Savings on their voice and data services

International business: Some special considerations

The two main areas of need for this client are common to most international businesses. If you work internationally in the modern world you have to address:

  1. Telecommunication
  2. Aging technology

One of the most essential elements in international business today is reliable, inexpensive telecommunication.

For this client and many others, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the most efficient way to save money on long distance calls and connect a team seamlessly across borders.

Reliability is essential in international business communication, and VoIP is less likely than a traditional phone service to drop a call when a line goes down. You can read more about VoIP here.

Aging technology is another common problem international businesses encounter. When the complexity of an enterprise increases, it’s easy to lose track of time and forget to follow through on routine maintenance, updates, and upgrades.

Varay’s specialists are experts at knowing where to look for the vulnerabilities that accompany aging hardware and wireless technology, and we will work with you to find secure, efficient solutions that fit within your budget and meet your needs.

Start simplifying and securing your business today

If you’re curious about how VoIP might benefit your business, or want to learn more about meeting PCI compliance standards, get in touch with us here.

If you would like us to perform a free non-intrusive audit that will give you an idea of your areas of vulnerability, click here.

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