Unisys has announced that its New Zealand subsidiary has been selected to provide Unisys Stealth Solution data protection technology to car rental company Hertz New Zealand to help secure and protect Hertz customers' credit card data against fraud.
The Unisys Stealth Solution uses data encryption and bit-splitting technology to secure data. Using the Stealth Solution, organizations can define communities of interest - specific groups of users - and segregate access to data on a shared network or storage system so that one community of interest cannot access another's data.
Part of one of the largest global car rental companies, Hertz New Zealand has more than 40 physical locations across New Zealand as well as a 24-hour online booking system. Its customers rely on credit cards as a convenient way to pay for vehicle rentals. Because of this, Hertz New Zealand must comply with the worldwide Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which is designed to prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around credit card data.
Unisys Stealth Solution applies multi-level security to both data in motion (including the transfer of data between applications or across the internet) and data at rest (such as data stored on a disk or hard drive). It uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption in addition to breaking the information apart into multiple slices (bit-splitting) before they are transmitted through the network or saved on a disk.
The deal provides Hertz with the ability to use the solution for up to 5 years. It builds on an existing relationship with Unisys, through which Unisys already provides a range of IT managed services, including hosting a Unisys ClearPath Libra Model 400 server to support a number of Hertz's mission-critical applications.
The contract for the Unisys Stealth Solution is a logical extension of the existing technology and services relationship with Hertz New Zealand, says Unisys New Zealand managing director Brett Hodgson. "Data protection must be an integral part of today's IT strategy. Through all of the services in this engagement, Unisys provides Hertz with a single point of contact for the security of customer payment data and helps protect the client's mission-critical IT infrastructure," Hodgson states.
For more information about Unisys Stealth Solution data protection technology, go here.