Sunshine Expands MegaPath Service

Enables gas distributor to comply with industry regs, improve POS performance

Sunshine Gasoline Distributors

DORAL, Fla. -- Following an initial 70-site test, MegaPath Corp., a leading provider of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services in North America, has announced that it is delivering broadband, multi protocol label switching (MPLS), wireless failover and managed security services to Sunshine Gasoline Distributors Inc.'s 140 additional sites.

Through this relationship, the Florida-based gasoline distributor with convenience store and gasoline locations is able to meet and exceed the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) using MegaPath's Network Security Compliance Services.

"When originally selecting MegaPath as our service provider, the goal was to improve security capabilities and establish a failover system that could support reliable communications and transaction processing," said Max Alvarez, vice president of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors. "Starting with an initial 70-location implementation, MegaPath helped us build a superior, secure credit-card operations network with a solution that covers all our bases. It was an easy decision to expand MegaPath's services to 140 new sites because we are confident in the integrity of our transactions."

MegaPath enables each Sunshine Gas location to continuously monitor the broadband connection and seamlessly and instantly transition between wireline and wireless broadband in the event of a primary service outage. This capability ensures that no revenue is lost in the event of a disruption. Sunshine Gas Distributors is also leveraging MegaPath's recent expansion of its 3G/4G wireless footprint and pooled-usage plans in locations not accessible by wireline access.

"Our customers require a reliable network to run their business with the assurance their corporate and customer data will remain secure," said Dan Foster, president of business markets for MegaPath. "As an active member of the PCI Security Standards Council, we have a deep understanding of the requirements and challenges that retailers face to maintain compliance with corporate and industry regulations and we put this knowledge to work as we deliver solutions that help businesses like Sunshine Gas Distributors process fast and secure payment transactions at every location."

MegaPath's MPLS VPN service offers a cost-effective solution that enables customers to consolidate all business applications onto a single private network. With the MPLS Class of Service, all voice and video traffic is prioritized for optimal Quality of Service (QoS). With MegaPath's offerings, Sunshine Gas Distributors will continue to implement the most reliable and cost effective solutions to meet its increasing needs.

To learn more about MegaPath's relationship with Sunshine Gas Distributors, please see the Pleasanton, Calif.-based MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country, providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, security and hosted IT services for small, medium and enterprise businesses nationwide, as well as wholesale solutions to the carrier and service-provider markets. MegaPath helps businesses easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees and business partners to lower costs, increase security and enhance employee productivity.

Doral, Fla.-based Sunshine Gasoline Distributors opened its doors for business in 1987. It distributes the BP, Chevron, CITGO, Shell and Texaco gasoline brands.