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Europe’s Largest Regional Airline Selects RSA Envision® Technology to Help Protect Customers’ Credit Card Data


The RSA enVision® technology helps Flybe meet strict PCI compliance standards by monitoring network resources and security incidents

RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced that Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has deployed the RSA enVision® solution as a tool to help comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The PCI DSS is governed by the world’s major credit card companies - Visa, Mastercard and American Express, etc. - and lays down strict guidelines for protecting the storage and access of customers’ credit card data. By working with enterprise security specialist Gradian to deploy RSA’s enVision platform, Flybe will be able to centrally track and monitor all access to network resources and safe guard card holder information.

Flybe has more than 20 million visitors to its website per year and 85 percent of bookings are taken online, resulting in vast amounts of confidential data being processed and stored over the internet. In order to comply with PCI DSS and to protect customers’ card data, the company recognised that it needed to invest in technology that could automatically monitor events across the company network and help secure customer information.

Chris Cooper, IT security manager at Flybe said, “We needed a scalable technology that could monitor events across our network and manage sharp increases in information needing to be stored. After reviewing several options, we selected the RSA enVision platform because it is designed to provide us with a comprehensive view of network activity and instantly alert us about events that might present a risk to customers’ confidential information"

Flybe has more than 2,000 devices connected to its databases, so it needed a technology that would research and investigate system and network events thoroughly. The RSA enVision platform is engineered to enable Flybe to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot incidents and find the root cause for events across the organisation. For example, if an employee adds a new application to the network, enVision technology is built to send an alert to the IT department and IT managers can then investigate its authenticity.

Damian Acklam, Managing Director at Gradian said, “Flybe makes it a priority to invest in technology that truly adds value to its business. The company needed to comply with PCI DSS, but also wanted a system that would easily integrate with its IT infrastructure and would enable IT managers to automate as many processes as possible.”

The RSA enVision solution is engineered so that Flybe can manually create reports of network activity and then automate this process to repeat on a weekly or monthly basis. This tailored, built-in reporting process is built to enable IT staff to truly respond to business objectives, rather than simply responding to audits.

Richard Turner, VP, Sales and Operations, EMEA at RSA said, “The PCI Standard serves as a best practice method for protecting credit card holder data and provides a robust approach to securing information throughout its lifecycle. By working with RSA, Flybe will have access to technology that is designed to ensure that Flybe protects its customers’ confidential information and ultimately, its own brand"
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