• Excell operates a “Buying Group” comprised of 300+ vendors and buyers in the foodservice and restaurant supply industry, with $250MM+ in revenues and 300-400K individual transactions between members per year.
  • A “Member Portal” had been implemented to support invoice and payment processing, which a large banking provider completes.
  • In the interest of keeping up with and improving security on the portal, an audit was performed.
  • After completion of the audit, Excell had a list of items to be addressed.


  • Excell came to Brainspire with a list of items that needing fixing to improve security on the Member Portal.
  • The Brainspire team implemented improvements to the Member Portal:
    • Improved coverage of HTTPS through the entire environment.
    • Improved Excell’s authorization cookie security.
    • Plugged holes that allowed unauthorized access.
    • Upgraded Excell’s password policies.
    • Made the entire site compliant to the audit.


  • Excell Dealers and their members can feel comfortable and assured that their Member Portal security is compliant with current standards.
  • Excell can promote the secure site and market it to prospective clients.

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