Customer case studies include:

Voltage-Security-Columbia-Sportswear-Case-Study

Voltage-Security-Columbia-Sportswear-Case-Study

As a forward thinking company, Columbia wanted to ensure the highest level of service and security for their customers in all their retail store locations. They desired a payment solution that was proven, reliable and scalable. “We were looking for a solution that would minimize or eliminate the need to store payment data with the scalability to support future growth,” said Susan Leafe, Retail Application Manager, Columbia Sportswear Company. Additionally, they were exploring ways to reduce their PCI scope. To accomplish this, they needed a fully outsourced solution utilizing customer-facing terminals to capture the data and encryption and tokenization technologies to secure it. They desired a solution that would easily integrate to their existing point of sale system and offer choices for payment processing.

“The solution is easy to implement and manage over time, and has allowed us to completely remove all credit card data from our environment.”

Susan Leafe
Retail Application Manager, Columbia Sportswear Company


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Heartland Payment Systems has raised the industry bar on how to respond to data breaches and how to shore up systems so that air gaps at continued risk by advanced persistent threats cease to exist. Steve Elefant was responsible for implementing end-to-end encryption inside Heartland’s IT systems and was the first to bring this innovation to Heartland’s POS solutions; now in use at over 20,000 merchants. Powered by Voltage SecureData™ and Format-Preserving Encryption™, credit card numbers inside Heartland’s systems are encrypted so that all business processes can continue unimpeded, but should that credit card number ever be breached it is useless to attackers. Heartland’ E3 system is the most advanced system in the market for ensuring that merchants can use the payment system with full confidence and remain outside PCI audit scope.

“Heartland is developing a complete end-to-end encryption solution designed to protect cardholder data at all stages of a transaction; from card swipe through delivery to the card brands. Together with Voltage, we are developing a comprehensive solution that currently does not exist.”

Steve Elefant
CIO, Heartland Payment Systems


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The Auto Club Group (ACG) is a membership organization providing travel, roadside assistance and insurance to over 1.6 million motorists. ACG had six critical projects wherein protecting data across multiple systems including IBM mainframe, Open Systems and Windows platforms was of paramount importance. These projects included securing email communications between ACG and its telemarketing partners, securing file transfers between itself and American Express as well as securing data inside their Peoplesoft applications.

“Overall we have been very satisfied and very pleased with the implementations within ACG. Our implementation time was phenomenal. We were able to synchronize all our applications within a 12-13 month period. This was particularly beneficial to enable us to self-assess and become PCI compliant.”

Timothy Masey
Director, Enterprise Information Security, AAA – The Auto Club Group

Scott Sysol and CUNA Mutual Group are great beacons of leadership in the information security industry, highlighting their strong policies and procedures that led to Scott being named CSO of the Year by SC Magazine in 2011. Further, their use of innovation illustrates the kind of best practices, passion and creativity that the IT security industry can take in protecting valuable data assets and interests. With the final objective being protection of sensitive information, the of solutions at CUNA Mutual include Voltage SecureData™ and Voltage SecureMail™, which in turn build upon Voltage® innovations such as Voltage Identity-Based Encryption™ and Format-Preserving Encryption™. For CUNA this represents a set of technologies and policies that collectively allow flexibility and enable end-to-end data protection with PCI compliance. These are infrastructure-level solutions that work.

“One essential component of CUNA Mutual’s end-to-end data protection initiative is its innovative use of Voltage SecureData™, which unites end-to-end encryption, tokenization and masking. We’ve never looked at security as a standalone function,” Sysol noted. “It needs to be woven into every aspect of infrastructure and processes.”

Scott Sysol
VP of Infrastructure Services and CISO, CUNA Mutual Group

Wells Fargo - Voltage Security deployment

Wells Fargo - Voltage Security deployment

Voltage® protects email communication between Wells Fargo team members, customers, vendors and extended business partners. Wells Fargo’s deployment of Voltage SecureMail™ has quickly grown to be one of the largest use cases of secure email in the world. Voltage SecureMail, powered by Voltage Identity-Based Encryption™ (IBE), is the only solution that scales to this level, across very large, complex extended business networks.

“We see secure communications as a mission critical part of our overall business strategy and a valued service to enable our customers to interact with the bank. With Voltage, our team members, customers, and business partners can interact online in a secure simple manner.”

Steve Ellis
Executive Vice President,
Wells Fargo Wholesale Services Group