JOHANNESBURG – February 14, 2014 – Technology solutions and people resources integrator, Intuate Group recently completed the implementation of Stratus Fault Tolerant Servers (ftServers) and Thales security appliances at a local clothing, footwear and textiles (CFT) retailing group. In particular, this implementation served as a platform upgrade to the group’s critical card payment-routing Postilion software.

Says David Jones, executive at Intuate Group: “The newer technology was not only easy to deploy but immediately added the expected increase in efficiency levels to the environment. Ongoing management thereof is also hassle free.”

Jones continues “When it comes to the routing and clearing of card payments, any downtime will adversely affect a company’s ability to service a customer and thus negatively impact upon its cash flow. The installation of the Stratus ftServers ensures that our customer experiences absolute availability – 99.999 percent uptime in fact – for the routing of all card payments to and from banks from the various stores across the country. In addition, the Stratus Always-On methodology provides the appropriate level of trustworthiness for best-in-class organisations where continuity in business is paramount.”

The group also opted for the rollout of the Thales security appliances to deliver the requisite card payment encryption tunnel. These security appliances provide a tamper-proof environment for secure cryptographic processing, key protection and key management and are reliable, secure and highly efficient from a throughput perspective.

About Intuate Group

Intuate Group is a privately owned, broad based IT company that focuses on providing professional, integrated technology and people resources solutions. Its services encompass the provision of state-of-the-art contact centre solutions, the supply and implementation of best-of-breed IT solutions, as well as IT strategy and consulting. The company is also a partner of choice for business intelligence, project management, the management and support of IT infrastructure – specifically storage and server consolidation – and the provision of resources. For more information, please visit


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