Bart McGlothin

Solution Architect

Compliance Solutions Group

Bart McGlothin is a Solution Architect in the Compliance Solutions Group at Cisco Systems, Inc. Bart leads the technical aspect of Cisco's Security Framework for Compliance and more specifically; Payment Card Industry (PCI) initiatives including Cisco's Validated Designs for PCI compliance. These frameworks, architectures, and commensurate design solutions provide guidance to customers in their efforts to connect and secure customer data in branches, data centers, on the Internet Edge and into the cloud. Bart leads Cisco's involvement with the National Retail Federation's Association for Retail Technology Standards Committee (ARTS) as vice chair of the technical committee board.

He has over sixteen years of solution architecture and design experience. Prior to Cisco, Bart worked as the Chief Network Architect at Safeway, Inc., a large US-based grocery chain with over 1800 store locations. His efforts included Designing and building a second data center and architecting a complete infrastructure upgrade for all locations.

Prior to Safeway, Bart was a sales engineer for SBC where he received several World Class Achiever awards. He lives in Concord, CA with his wife and two children.


September 3, 2014


Behind the Music: The New Threat Management with NextGen IPS CVD

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If you’ve ever caught an episode of VH1’s Behind the Music, the TV series that profiles rock bands and personalities, you may agree with me that it can be fascinating. I especially like the interviews about the creative process. I’ve learned that great songs can come from just about anywhere. And that a talented group […]

May 23, 2013


Design & Implementation Guide: What’s In a Name?

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This may seem to some a rhetorical question, right? It’s in the name! A guide that describes the design and implementation of a system or solution. That seems simple enough. Cisco Design and Implementation Guides (DIGs) can be found in the Cisco Design Zone. Many of these designs are Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) that include […]

Got Standards?

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I have been participating in meetings with the Association of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) since 2006 when Cisco joined as a member organization.  ARTS, a division of the National Retail Federation, is an international membership organization dedicated to reducing the costs of technology through standards.  Its mission is to develop best practices, technology standards and […]

March 14, 2013


PCI-related Observations from RSA 2013

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The author expresses concern over the apparent fear or lack of knowledge exhibited by attendees of the recently concluded RSA 2013 Conference.

November 30, 2012


Cisco and the Association of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS)

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Fellow Technologists, Why are standards so important in Information Technology?  Standards enable interoperability between complex systems.  Many enterprises look to products that use these standards for easy integration between their existing and new systems, as well as lowering design, development, and production costs.  Further, standards allow innovation, enabling new solutions that solve business problems. Cisco has […]