AUSTIN, Texas – Acumera – the leader in Trusted Connections Services for convenience stores – today announced that the company has been selected to provide network management and security services for HUCK’S Convenience Stores.
HUCK’S, owned by Martin & Bayley, Inc., operates 115 stores in four states. According to Paul Black, vice president of IT at HUCK’S, the growing Illinois-based chain needed a more comprehensive solution to support Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, improve network reliability and increase operational visibility.
“As a level one retailer, we need a strong managed security solution that supports the PCI compliance process, but also provides up-to-the-minute visibility into our store operations,” said Black. “Acumera’s C-Store Connections package delivers both, which means we can be more proactive in serving our customers by identifying and fixing connectivity issues before they impact business.”
The C-Store Connections package includes the Merchant Gateway managed firewall, the AcuVigil™ dashboard for remote network monitoring and management and Apps for Your Network™ services, a secure and more cost-effective system for managing operations and data in the connected convenience store.
“Convenience store IT leaders are under constant pressure to stay on top of the dynamic cybersecurity landscape, meet evolving industry standards and keep stores running around the clock, all while improving efficiency,” said Tom Yemington, Acumera’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Our solutions offer support, expertise, technology and control to help forward-thinking retailers like HUCK’S manage today’s challenges and capitalize on opportunities in the future.
Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, the design, configuration and implementation of each Acumera customer network is customized based on the retailer’s specific operational requirements.
“Acumera has done an excellent job of making the rollout process of this transition very smooth and flexible for us,” Black added. “That flexibility allowed us to keep other projects moving forward while installations were completed at all of our locations. It’s clear that Acumera is committed to supporting our team and our operations.”
HUCK’S Convenience Stores, owned by Martin & Bayley, Inc., is a growing, employee-owned convenience store chain with over 1,500 employees. Headquartered in Carmi, Illinois, HUCK’S operates 115 stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. For more information, visit www.MartinandBayley.com.