Secure All Locations, Users and Devices Direct to Cloud
The retail industry has experienced some of the most damaging data breaches in history, resulting in the theft of hundreds of millions of credit and debit card numbers and other confidential, personally-identifiable customer information. The best-publicized of these cyber attacks has cost one retailer over $250 million – in addition to brand damage, customer attrition, ongoing litigation, and regulatory fallout.
Many reasons retail has become a target of attacks is due to its distributed environment with remote employees, hundreds of stores and thousands of point-of-sale terminals. Simultaneously, to thrive, retailers are requiring greater connectivity to the cloud than ever before. Yet, traditional security solutions meant retailers have had to backhaul traffic from its retail sites to centrally deployed appliances or worse, shipped appliances to individual retail stores. These approaches are not only costly but inefficient to maintain while also creating security blind spots across the network.