“I don’t think we would have hit our date if we hadn’t used VGS.”
- Andrew Veitch, COO
At the start, Andrew looked to VGS to help with PCI compliance and to provide data security through the VGS Vault. Once he got into discussions around PCI and VGS Control, it soon became apparent there was a time-saving and cost-cutting solution for SOC 2 as well.
“I must say we were quite skeptical at first. Can VGS really do what they say? If it looks too good, it can’t be true, right?” Andrew shared. “But we talked to VGS clients and they all raved about VGS. They confirmed that not only would it be half the cost of the Big Four, it would take only half the time.”
Andrew went on to explain, “Considering time and cost were the major decision making factors, it really became a very easy choice to partner with VGS.”
Protecting EedenBull, Its Banking Partners’, and Their Customers’ Sensitive Data
Accelerating PCI all starts with the VGS Vault, which insulates EedenBull’s architecture from ever touching cardholder data. VGS intercepts data as it flows to their servers, redacting the sensitive data and replacing it with an alias.
API-Driven Virtual Card Enablement
While EedenBull, their banking partners, and even their banking partners’ customers only have access to that aliased data, using VGS enables virtual card presentment so the end cardholder can receive and see their card information. Since virtual cards are a huge area of growth, this ability to do real-time card issuance while keeping EedenBull and partners PCI compliant is invaluable.
And it’s all done through API calls, which is one of the things that drew Andrew to VGS in the first place. “We’re very API-driven, so Vault fit our infrastructure model well,” Andrew explained. “The virtual card is generated via our API calls into Visa APIs. VGS sits in the middle, redacts the sensitive information, holds it, and then shows it to the cardholder in the app – and it never sits anywhere in our architecture. It’s always between VGS and the app, and it keeps us PCI compliant.”
Collaborative Problem Solving
While technology was obviously important to Andrew and team, they were also looking for a true partner. “It was important to us to find a team that understood our working style and culture. We wanted collaborative problem solvers who deeply understood our industry.” Andrew said. “It’s not just VGS’s product, it’s the guys on team that sit behind it. Whether that be from their support or development team or anyone else within the organization. Everyone is willing to talk to us and help us move things forward. It’s been a real team effort.”