Always-on Connections for Store Networks and Powering Intelligent Systems
In the fast-paced world of retail, network reliability is everythingóbut so are security, agility, and cost-effectiveness. Retailers want it all, and they depend on their IT administrators to balance these needs. Whether itís ensuring an always-on connection for store networks, powering intelligent systems aimed at swaying buyer behavior, or transmitting real-time analytics to inform marketing and inventory decisions, the bedrock of successful retailing is a network that can support the growing list of mission-critical applications dependent on secure Internet connectivity.
In the past, finding a solution to balance these demands has been difficult at best. Less expensive wired options like DSL mean hours of downtime each month. Alternatives like T1 connections deliver more uptime but carry a price tag that usually puts large-scale distributed deployments out of reach.
This white paper examines five steps to better security that today's retail businesses can't afford to ignore on their networks - from application control to data loss prevention - to ensure business continuity and PCI DSS compliance.
The Internet of Things (IoT) unleashes valuable business insights through data thatís gathered at every level of a retail organization. With IoT and data analytics, retailers now have the capability to gather insight into customer behavior, offer more personalized experiences, achieve better inventory accuracy, create greater supply chain efficiencies, and so much more. But with data comes great risk. A recent report by security firm Thales and 451 Research found that 43 percent of retailers have experienced a data breach in the past year, with a third reporting more than one breach.1
Intelģ technology-based gateways and Asavie, a provider of next-gen enterprise mobility management and IoT connectivity solutions, offer a security connectivity solution that minimizes the effort and cost to businesses to ensure safety from cybersecurity attacks. In addition, the Intel/Asavie IoT solution provides retailers with a solid basis to build their smart, connected projects:
Published By: Easynet
Published Date: Mar 26, 2008
Compliance with the payment card industry (PCI) data security standard is now a reality for every retailer: compliance should be high on every retailer's list of priorities for enterprise security. With this reality comes the need for retailers to fully understand their PCI compliance status through a thorough gap analysis and associated risk assessment.
Security concerns differ from industry to industry. So why do many businesses settle for one-size-fits-all security systems? Discover the potential threats to businesses such as car dealerships, restaurants and retailers, and the ways you can better protect against them.
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