Upgrading Cisco Firewall Infrastructure


Who is HTEC?

HTEC provide some of the world’s leading retailers with EPOS, payment and loyalty solutions. With over 35 years’ experience in the industry, their software is designed with the forecourt and convenience market in mind. HTEC are committed to delivering the ideal solutions to make their customer’s business more efficient.

HTEC process over 2.5 million loyalty transactions across 5 countries, 100 million payment transactions each year, and 1.5 million stock files daily

Why Cisilion?

Carl Amey, Head of Data Centre

“HTEC have been working with Cisilion for over 10 years on a variety of projects, and they have played a key role in delivering superb service and quality to HTEC and the support of our customers.”


HTEC had an ageing firewall estate which was approaching end of life support with Cisco and would no longer meet PCI-DSS criteria. Through using the Cisco ASA platform, HTEC were unable to take advantage of the next generation features with the current network infrastructure configuration.

After showcasing our skills and expertise at our Innovation Centre, HTEC chose to continue its decade-long relationship with Cisilion and upgrade its firewall infrastructure.



With an ageing firewall estate, HTEC had the following challenges:

  • Legacy Cisco ASA firewalls approaching end of life support
  • Ensuring compliance with constantly evolving regulations
  • Strong security posture required to defend against malicious attacks


Solution – Next Generation Cisco Firewall

Cisilion leveraged our Cisco Gold Partnership to deploy 8 ASA5525X firewalls and FMC1000 appliances, highly available firewall pairs and multiple device contexts for key customer segregation and a lab environment.

This enabled crucial next-generation features which were also supported by Cisilion’s 24×7 managed service.


Business Benefits

Through the deployment of next-generation firewalls, HTEC were able to achieve significant cost and business operation savings including:

  • Gone beyond PCI-DSS compliance requirements through the FirePOWER management FMC1000 interface
  • Full visibility and insights on malicious attacks and vulnerabilities in their network
  • Reduced complexity and simplified operations resulted in a cost effective and scalable model, gaining 30% more performance for the same price

Why Cisilion?

Carl Amey, Head of Data Centre

“We are extremely pleased with the professional services Cisilion offers and also support from the 24x7 Cisilion service desk.”