Chas Horvath, Director of Software Engineering at Stratus provides a brief history of remote service connectivity, positioning Stratus’ current offerings relative to the industry and outlining why Active Service Network (ASN) connectivity is of increasing strategic importance to Stratus and its customer’s success.  Chas then provides an overview of ASN’s inner workings and operational procedures with an emphasis on security, and in particular articulating how ASNs’ encryption, authentication, and access control policies are compatible with PCI (Payment Card Industry) data security standards.