Threat Protection for POS Systems
Targeted attacks on retail Point of Sale (POS) networks and other fixed function assets like ATMs, pay-at-the-pump systems and informational kiosks have entered the scene in a big way recently, ushering in what could be the most damaging cyber-crime opportunities to-date. Balancing business productivity and effective endpoint security has always been a challenge but the remote, Internet-connected POS terminals common place in today’s retail environment provide an even bigger dilemma for the IT teams tasked with securing them.
Lumension protects retail POS endpoints from both known malware and unknown threats (such as zero-day exploits) with a defense-in-depth approach to security. For instance, advanced application whitelisting designed to centrally manage, monitor and control the programs being installed and used, while device / port control capabilities ensure that only trusted peripheral devices like USB sticks or WiFi cards can be used on your endpoints.