January 13, 2011. CURACAO, Netherlands Antilles. CTXM announced that it has partnered with industry leader VMware to provide a variety of virtualized solutions to the iGaming community. The combination of CTXM’s industry experience and VMware’s cloud computing expertise provides iGaming and electronic payment operators with a unique service.
Payment providers and iGaming operators are continually encountering increased security threats to their online operations, as well as skyrocketing costs to maintain data stores and large IT infrastructures. The protection of sensitive customer data and the security of online transactions are paramount in these industries, which is often further complicated by the company having multiple geographical locations that have varying IT installations.
Recognising the need within these market sectors for efficient and cost effective data security, disaster recovery and resource utilisation solutions, CTXM has partnered up with VMware to provide a vital service that meets this demand.
“Securing access to organizational data, preventing database leaks and enforcing robust security policies is a primary concern for iGaming operators and payment providers. Through our partnership with VMware, CTXM is able to provide cloud installations and virtualized desktops that offer considerable advantages to these operators,” Victor Stepanov, CTO at CTXM, explained. “Our solutions provide a reduction in security risks, a decrease in the total cost of operation and greatly enhanced disaster recovery options. By combining CTXM’s specialised iGaming industry experience and VMware’s virtualization expertise, we are able to offer these sectors very specific solutions that address their particular needs.”
Through the collation of an organization’s data into well protected data centres, a virtual network is able to apply enhanced perimeter security on that data without the need for specific hardware or multiple software instances. In addition, virtual networks provide enhanced business recovery procedures irrespective of the multiple physical locations a business might have.
In addition, providing operators and support staff with virtual desktops eliminates the need to store sensitive data locally, thereby minimizing the possibility that this data could be transferred to a mobile storage device. Deployment procedures are standardized and scalability is obtained by cloning predefined profiles. Maintenance processes such software updates or disk based backups are centralized to avoid expensive downtimes for operators.
“We have successfully completed a cloud-creation project with PsiPay, operators of the EcoCard brand, which involved the virtualisation of 30 workstations that were located in two countries. This was achieved through the use of VMware’s excellent solutions. The result was improved security and efficiency for PsiPay, while also providing them with flexible access to their systems and negligible downtime from occurrences such as hardware failure,” Mr Stepanov said.
“CTXM, in partnership with VMware, is proud to offer such business critical services to the iGaming and payment provider industries. Our portfolio of virtualisation services includes infrastructure virtualisation, global distribution, business continuity, as well as support and operation centre virtualization. Through our partnership, we are now looking forward to assisting more companies achieve greater security, as well as enhanced efficiency,” he concluded.
CTXM is the leading developer of innovative and efficient turnkey solutions, including gaming foundation platforms, casino and fixed-odds games, turnkey gaming and payments solutions. CTXM carries out projects for the leading operators in the iGaming and e-Gambling industries and partners with successful game publishers and IP owners. Since 2004, CTXM has developed over 100 gaming applications, 20 titles for PC, XBOX Live and iPhone and has co-published over 100 casual game titles in Central and Eastern Europe. More information: www.ctxm.com
For more information on CTXM visit www.ctxm.com or email Marketing Manager Liva Krumina at [email protected]
PsiPay provides end-to-end, account and card-based payment solutions that enable businesses to facilitate Internet payments and control expenditure. The PsiPay global platform has been facilitating online payments for over five years and provides a robust, cutting edge, international Stored Value Payment Solution. PsiPay is regulated by the FSA under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the EU Directive on electronic money. It is authorised by the Financial Services Authority to issue electronic money as a specialised electronic money issuer subject to regulatory requirements and supervision. More information can be found online at www.psi-holdings.com.
VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere™ – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2009 revenues of $2 billion, more than 190,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.