iPass Inc. Managed Network Services says that Hallmark is using its platform to provide managed network services to more than 2,100 corporate and independent retail locations.
Hallmark is the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States and has partnered with iPass MNS for the last seven years. Under a new five-year contract extension with iPass, Hallmark is enhancing its network solution to add new managed services. iPass provides secure data communications for the Hallmark retail network that includes turnkey cloud-based PCI scanning services, high speed broadband, a fully managed IP VPN network and consolidated billing to meet the requirements for its entire store network. Hallmark is leveraging the iPass solution to provide real-time network monitoring, improved application performance and bank-required internal and external PCI scanning and reporting for each of its corporate-owned and independent retail locations.
"[The iPass] team continues to offer new and valuable networking services to help our business evolve. For example, affordable cloud-based PCI scanning services provide tremendous value to our store network, making them a great partner for us today and in the future. What sets the iPass team apart from their competitors is their consultative approach and willingness to adapt to our needs," said Talli Denney, retail technology director, Hallmark.