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Kwik Trip Patches It Up

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- C-store retailer Kwik Trip Inc., with 320 stores nationwide, is implementing Afaria, a frontline management and security solution from Dublin, Calif.-based iAnywhere Solutions Inc.

Afaria will be used to centrally manage, deliver and deploy Microsoft software patches to Kwik Trip's diverse computing systems across the country.

“At Kwik Trip we are always looking for new ways that technology can help support our goal of achieving excellence in both operations and customer service,” said Ed Strahs, vice president information technology, Kwik Trip.

Kwik Trip deployed the Afaria Patch Manager solution to deliver updating patches to POS and inventory systems in each store, as well as laptops being used by traveling district managers and internal auditors, assuring that its total computing environment is secure. This measure was done in response to Visa USA's Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP), a mandate that has been issued to members, merchants and service providers to ensure the protection of Visa cardholder data.

“Afaria allows us to manage our systems so they are always available for secure customer transactions and each of those transactions are executed in a way that protects our customers' personal information,” said Ron Sissel, manager, retail systems, Kwik Trip.

The retailer relies on ATC, a partner of iAnywhere, to provide the expertise for integrating Afaria into Kwik Trip's computing infrastructure.

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