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Can You Have It Your Way With Wi-Fi Hot Spots?

Can You Have It Your Way With Wi-Fi Hot Spots?

Securing transactions for retail and hospitality.

Point-of-sale (POS) terminals, broadband connections and VPNs can all present a tremendous risk to retailers, and an unprotected system can cause tremendous financial damage. With Dell™ SonicWALL™ solutions, retailers can ensure that when they use the Internet to connect to POS applications, inventory, or credit card applications, access remains fast and secure. In addition, Dell SonicWALL Continuous Data Protection (CDP) ensures that data is protected and recoverable from any point in time. Integrated, easy-to-manage platforms for retail/POS network security and connectivity keep transactions flowing securely.

Security and productivity gains.

Modern retailers are looking for productivity gains and ways to cut costs, and newer point-of-sale (POS) systems, often based on wireless protocols, provide these gains. IT can tie these POS systems to back-end inventory systems for real-time inventory updates and inventory management. However, these and other emerging applications present new challenges, and can be an attractive target for attackers. A Dell SonicWALL Internet security appliance positioned between the Internet and the POS system can protect all of the essential customer information stored on the POS system from potential vulnerabilities.

Additionally, continuous operation is always important in a retail environment. Dell SonicWALL fits the bill with back-up connectivity and multiple failover options. Utilizing Dell SonicWALL solutions, retailers can enjoy reliable backup connections, and those vital POS systems are continuously available.

Clean Wireless Solutions.

Retailers are extending wireless access to employees, point-of-sale customers and beyond. Dell SonicWALL SonicPoint-N™ Dual Band and SonicPoint™ wireless access point devices and Dell SonicWALL Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injectors complement our award-winning line of network security appliances to protect all sensitive customer and business data as it moves over wireless connections. Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall services including gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware and intrusion prevention to help protect employees and guests from the latest threats and vulnerabilities. In addition, Application Intelligence provides the policy enforcement to control which applications users may access on the wireless network. The Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless solution gives retailers, for the first time, the confidence that their wireless network is as secure and as well managed as their wired network.

PCI compliance.

Compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards is high on a retailer's list of priorities, especially with recent mandates and high-profile credit card data thefts. Retailers that have not already addressed PCI compliance must do so immediately in order to continue accepting credit and debit card payments. To do that, the company should adopt a mindset of security throughout the entire enterprise. Dell SonicWALL offers a complete security solution for the PCI environment. With a full set of security functions, all in a single, integrated device, retailers have immediate access to virtual private networking, firewall and intrusion prevention, connectivity, wireless security, virus protection and content filtering—going far beyond the levels of security mandated by PCI compliance.

Retail thought leadership.

Coping with the new realities of today’s economic climate requires retailers to sharpen their focus on what matters most, and to commit their organizations to a short but strategic priority list. The first step is deciding priorities: labor, inventory, financial management or IT management. The next step—and it is a crucial one—is managing all of these priorities with impeccable execution and flawless efficiency. As security and survival supplant growth and innovation, retailers must avoid becoming losers while simultaneously positioning themselves to hit the ground running when the economy bounces back. Learn more about the RIS Thought Leadership Series.

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Case Studies

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    Things Remembered

    Things Remembered is the largest retailer of personalized gifts in the US, with over 5,000 employees and 615 stores.

    30 Apr 2012 / PDF: 0.88 MB / CS-273
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    Aaron's (NYSE: AAN) secures 1,800 store locations using E-Class NSA E6500 and E5500 pairs, GMS and the TZ Series, with application intelligence, control and visualization.

    27 Jun 2011 / PDF: 0.07 MB / CS-229
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    DavCo Restaurants, Inc.

    DavCo Restaurants deployed SonicWALL firewalls at 130 Wendy's locations, as well as the SRA 4200 and SonicWALL E-Class Universal Management Appliance UMA EM5000 appliance.

    21 Apr 2011 / PDF: 0.07 MB / CS-218
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    Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

    Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. operates approximately 85 restaurants across the U.S., including R.J. Grunt's® in Chicago, the Eiffel Tower® Restaurant in Las Vegas and Wildfire® Restaurant locations in Washington D.C.

    22 May 2011 / PDF: 0.890 MB / CS-276

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Solution Brief

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    Secure Technology Solutions for Retailers

    Retail is more competitive today than ever before. Whether selling out of a single storefront, a network of kiosks, today's retailers increasingly leverage technology to provide the decisive edge.

    14 Mar 2011 / PDF: 3.39 MB / SB-34

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