Achieving PCI Compliance and Elevating Infrastructure
Excellence Through AWS WAFR


  • Lacked infrastructure to meet PCI compliance, risking data security and non-compliance penalties.
  • Faced potential security holes, reputation damage, operational impacts without solution.


  • Security and PCI compliance with AWS platforms and tools
  • Efficient log management and disaster recoveryenhancement

Executive Summary

SureDatum, a company focused on secure data processing, sought robust security and PCI compliance. Partnering with Futuralis, they implemented an AWS solution with VPC peering, ECS Fargate and CloudWatch logging. This achieved PCI compliance while enhancing infrastructure security and efficiency through modern, automated, and secure cloud practices.

The Challenge

SureDatum's infrastructure was initially not equipped to meet the stringent PCI compliance requirements, posing significant risks in data processing and storage. Without a solution, the company faced potential security vulnerabilities and noncompliance penalties, which could have severe repercussions for their business reputation and operational effectiveness.

Why Futuralis & AWS

AWS was chosen for its comprehensive and secure cloud platform, known for its ability to meet complex compliance requirements. AWS’s array of tools like Fargate, CloudWatch and Well-Architected Framework provided targeted PCI compliance infrastructure and security. Futuralis was selected for their expertise in delivering secure, compliant AWS solutions using cloud architecture best practices. Their deep understanding of AWS services and commitment to implementing best practices in cloud architecture made them an ideal partner for SureDatum's requirements.

Our Solution

The AWS-centered solution to meet PCI compliance included:

VPC Peering and Amazon ECS Fargate: Secure network connectivity and efficient containerized application management. Centralized Logging and Monitoring: Amazon CloudWatch, Kinesis, WAF, and S3 for comprehensive log management and security monitoring. Enhanced Security Services: Amazon Inspector, Macie, GuardDuty, and Security Hub for a robust security posture. Automated Infrastructure Management: AWS CodePipeline and CDK for streamlined and automated infrastructure deployment. The architecture ensured controlled data flows, enhanced security, and compliance with PCI standards.

Results & Benefits

PCI Compliance
SureDatum achieved full compliance, ensuring secure data processing.

Enhanced Security Posture
The solution reduced vulnerabilities, enhancing the overall security of SureDatum’s infrastructure.

Efficient Log Management
Centralized logging improved operational efficiency in monitoring and analysis.

Disaster Recovery Enhancement
Cross-account replication and CloudFormation stacks improved disaster recovery capabilities.

CloudWatch Logs Export
Simplified log storage and access by efficiently exporting logs to a centralized S3 bucket.

About SureDatum

SureDatum operates in the data processing sector, where security and compliance are paramount. Specializing in handling sensitive information, the company requires stringent measures to meet industry and regulatory standards, making their IT infrastructure a critical component of their business operations.

About Futuralis

Migrate – Modernize – Manage

Futuralis is a global tech consulting firm and AWS Advanced Tier Services Partner based in Washington, DC. We specialize in migrating complex workloads to AWS, modernizing them into fast, enterprise-grade solutions, and providing top-tier cloud management. Our ethos of Shared Business Excellence guides our pursuit of client capability enhancement, global customer satisfaction, and measurable results.

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