PNE Security Services



A BC and Vancouver favourite, thousands of adults and families visit the PNE amusement park, live music venues, and the famous annual PNE Fair every year.

The challenge

The PNE runs two prominent fund-raising lotteries each year, which require PCI compliance. In order to achieve this compliance, they needed strong new defences to deflect and log attack attempts. The entire environment must be highly available and able to process over 10,000 concurrent requests.


IONICA built and implemented powerful new web application firewall and intrusion detection systems. We also implemented centralised, web-based log aggregation and visualisation to display all requests to, and security events on, the lottery application. All of this is backed by IONICA’s 24/7/365 monitoring and incident response.

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Benefit realisation

The PNE quickly achieved compliance with the PCI-DSS standard – IONICA was able to spring into action at the client’s urgent request and deliver a complete solution with all the aforementioned components – from concept to design, build, implementation, tuning, and testing – in just four days. The PNE launched their latest lottery event with an application environment delivered on-time, on spec, and on-budget, with stronger security than ever.

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