Secure Wireless for Retail

Mobile Point of Sale systems are becoming increasingly common in retail stores. Any business that accepts credit cards via a wireless or wired network has a responsibility to secure the storage and transmission of cardholder data. A group of banks developed a standard by which payment information must be secured called PCI DSS, or Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. This set of guidelines is designed to protect retailers and consumers from theft. Organizations face fines if they fail to meet these guidelines when securing their Wi-Fi hotspots.

Standard Wi-Fi Implementations

Public Hotspot
A fast and secure wireless hotspot is a must-have for today’s retail environment. Not only does a Wi-Fi connection drive customer satisfaction, it can also keep customers in store for a longer period of time. Today’s shoppers expect a fast Wi-Fi connection while shopping.

Corporate Wi-Fi
In addition to free customer Wi-Fi, retailers need to enable a separate secure wireless network for business operations. From mobile point of sale to proximity marketing to employee scheduling, modern retail businesses rely on safe wireless access.

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Of course the risk is, how do I offer a public hotspot without giving access to my LAN? The WatchGuard product gives us that option, with the ability to separate our local Wi-Fi from our public Wi-Fi.

Justin Brake, Manager of IT Services
Wireless Express

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