Established in 1989, Paymark is New Zealand's leading electronic
payments provider and is owned by four major banks. Its network
processes more than 75% of all electronic transactions in New
Paymark offers services to merchants, card issuers and acquirers
for EFTPOS, eCommerce, mCommerce and ATM payment and
related transaction processing. More than 73,000 merchants and
100,000 terminals are currently connected to the network, which
processes up to 127 transactions per second.
As Paymark operates in a field where providing the highest level
of security to customers and protecting them against data
security breaches is paramount, the company needed to
effectively control the widespread use of portable storage devices
and manage the risks they introduce. At the same time, Paymark
required all the files used and transited by their personnel to be
encrypted as part of their security policy. On the other hand, they
needed to implement a security approach that would allow their
employees to continue to make use of all devices that helped
them increase productivity, rather than blocking their usage altogether.
Another technical challenge was to implement an endpoint
security solution that would seamlessly integrate with other
security applications Paymark was using, as their in place solution
would not work well with other software, such as their antivirus.
They needed the same or a higher level of security without
causing other applications to malfunction.
Paymark started their search for a data loss prevention and
endpoint security solution that would best meet their needs.
They compared four different applicatons developed by CoSoSys,
McAfee, Symantec and Devicewall. They choose CoSoSys’
Endpoint Protector for its ease of use, speedy deployment and
natural integration in the existing software and hardware
platform. Additionaly, they added EasyLock to their security
application range, to be able to force encryption on all portable
storage devices used by their personnel.
Endpoint Protector’s ability to centrally grant or deny rights for
the use of specific device types in real time was an essential
requirement for Paymark, as it allowed them to keep
administrative efforts for the IT department to a minimum. With
the integrated Endpoint Protector Reporting Tool, Paymark can
now audit effectively the usage of different kinds of devices by
their employees, while being able to directly and immediately
respond in case of unsound device use.
The implementation of Endpoint Protector and EasyLock in
Paymark’s software infrastructure has resulted in an increased
overall systems and network security.
About CoSoSys Endpoint Security Solutions
CoSoSys helps businesses and public institutions to protect their
sensitive information and confidential data. As a Device Control
and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution, Endpoint Protector
eliminates the risk of data theft and data loss. Its rich set of
features goes beyond controlling and managing portable device
use. It allows for a detailed analysis of all data transfers with File
Tracing and File Shadowing or the proactive limitation of what
files are allowed to be transferred with File Whitelisting. The
additional options of enforcing encryption of data on portable
devices in combination with the portable EasyLock software ads
an extra layer of securing data in transit.