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Regional independent K-VA-T Food Stores, which operates 105 stores in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee, has deployed new software as part of its initiative to automate processes for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
The retailer is using the Enterprise Retail Compliance Solution from Portland, Ore.-based Tripwire, Inc. on the solution. The grocer, which operates the Food City and Super Dollar banners, is a Level 1 PCI operation that serves more than 2.5 million customers and conducts tens of millions of card transactions across high-density, point-of-sale network systems.
"While automating for PCI compliance was the main catalyst for implementing Tripwire Enterprise, we also leverage its capabilities for file integrity monitoring, tracking logins and enhancing security," said Paul Widener, VP of information services, K-VA-T. "The robustness of the software and the ease with which it runs on our systems are very impressive, and we can customize it to suit our environment."
Tripwire Enterprise was developed to process large amounts of data from devices across networks. According to the vendor, it will allow K-VA-T's system administrators to develop a hierarchy of issues to be investigated, categorizing certain changes as regular occurrences, and tagging others as needing investigation – and providing an audit trail for easy troubleshooting. "It has given us the ability to use resources more efficiently,” said Widener. “We've even reduced our overhead on target devices."
Abingdon, Va.-based K-VA-T is a privately held, family-owned company that operates 11 units in southeastern Kentucky, 21 units in southwest Virginia and 61 units in northeast Tennessee under the Food City banner. The company also operates 13 Super Dollar Discount Foods limited assortment locations in Wytheville, Abingdon, Hillsville, Christiansburg, Vinton, Lynchburg and Rose Hill, Va, Pikeville, Prestonsburg and Barbourville, Ky., as well as Rogersville and Knoxville, Tenn.