Fast Casual Restaurant Chain Protects their Brand and Customer Data from Cyber Criminals
Mama Fu’s Asian House, an Austin, Texas based restaurant chain, has selected ANXeBusiness Corp. (ANX) as the endorsed provider of security and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) solutions to its franchise community.
The announced alliance supports Mama Fu’s initiative to help their franchisees keep sensitive customer card data safe from cyber criminals using ANX’s SecurePCI solution. The solution provides each Mama Fu’s location with $100,000 of data breach protection services. SecurePCI also includes a comprehensive managed security and compliance solution featuring leading edge security technology and powerful tools to make achieving PCI compliance faster and easier for Mama Fu’s locations.
“When looking for a PCI security compliance partner, we wanted to find a partner that was more than a compliance check box provider,” said Randy Murphy, Mama’s Fu’s President and CEO. “Many of the other providers out there only wanted to manage security on the POS network, ignoring the many other parts of the network that are part of a technology forward driven concept like Mama Fu’s Asian House. With ANX we found a partner that listened to our brand needs and provide a holistic security solution for our entire computer network that helps to ensure the protections our guest’s data and manage an advanced network architecture for our franchise partners.”
Mama Fu’s Director of Information Systems, Scott Morgan added, “When it came time for ANX to deploy the first Franchise partner site, one concern that we had was that because of the very tightly integrated set of IS systems that Mama Fu’s uses that a mistake by a vendor could leave a hole in the defenses,” he said. “To help to minimize the possibility if this occurring, ANX created a custom solution that provides each new franchise partner site with a service to pre-stage, provision, label and tag the every IS system component other than the POS system and then installs all said equipment as part of our store opening process. They work very closely with each of our individual technology partners to ensure that the underlying network works for each vendor without compromising security.”
As a leading provider of managed security, compliance and connectivity solutions, ANX protects thousands of locations across the world. “Cyber crime is the silent killer of restaurants,” said Mark Wayne, Executive Vice President of ANX. “Criminals target restaurants because all too often they lack the technology, expertise, and resources to prevent a breach. Mama Fu’s has taken highly effective measures to protect their customer’s credit card data.”
ANXeBusiness Corp. is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan and certified by the PCI Data Security Council as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV). The ANX mission is to protect our customers’ information, secure their business interactions and be their trusted platform for collaboration. Our solutions help companies secure and exchange information, meet complex compliance requirements, and allow them to focus on what they do best…grow their business. The company’s foundation is built upon deep technical expertise, broad experience with mission-critical data connectivity, unwavering customer support and a proven record of enabling collaboration across business communities. ANX is privately owned by One Equity Partners (www.oneequity.com), which manages investments and commitments for JP Morgan Chase & Co. For more information, visit www.anx.com.
Mama Fu’s Asian House is a restaurant chain featuring fresh, high quality Asian-inspired food that is made to order in a warm, welcoming environment. Headquartered in Austin, Texas with 13 locations in service and 63 in development, Mama Fu’s is a rapidly growing concept. One of our most notable features is our “Flex-Casual” hybrid system of service: During the day, guests enjoy the efficiencies of our fast casual format. When it’s time for dinner, we smoothly transition to full service to provide guests with a relaxing meal at the end of their day. Mama Fu’s was recognized by Fast Casual as a 2012 Top 100 Movers and Shakers brand and by Menu Masters as the recipient of their 2012 Menu Trendsetter award. For more information, visit www.mamafus.com.