When Pizza Hut's IT team realised that 20% of stores had suffered downtime because their POS systems had become infected with malware. In extreme cases, it took a full day to reimage the computers.
"This was an alarming figure because downtime in stores, especially during peak hours, means a huge risk in losing business and ultimately revenue," said Pizza Hut field systems analyst Ross Portas.
The incumbent signature-based security software was therefore found wanting, and extensive research led to a shortlist of two candidates.
In the first three months of use, downtime was reduced by 80% and only occurred in one store.
With this 'set and forget' real-time, cloud-based security software, that keeps organisations protected in the background, Pizza Hut's IT team now has the flexibility and time to focus on improving other areas of the business," Portas said.