What is secure retail?

What is Secure Retail?

Secure Retail is a seamless point-of-sale (POS) solution that retail enterprises can use to mitigate cybersecurity threats quickly and cost-effectively across their private and public networks. Today’s retail industry requires a safe and agile environment to deliver and manage end-to-end security for customer transactions, business applications, and infrastructure services at remote retail locations.


Why Use Secure Retail

Retail stores are experiencing a growing number of cybersecurity threats that can lead to data theft (obtaining customer’s personal and credit card information) and compromising other systems at the store. Unauthorized access by third parties are constantly looking for ways to breach and take advantage of security vulnerabilities. Keeping up with new technology to combat evolving security threats across a vast network of retail stores is time consuming and costly, resulting in greater financial risk and threatening brand reputation.

With Secure Retail services, enterprises can easily plan, design, deploy, and manage security at remote stores in a simple, automated, and orchestrated manner. You can transition your network from a legacy, physical hardware-based infrastructure to a newly automated and virtualized secure solution, shown in the reference architecture diagram.

Secure Retail Diagram

The Secure Retail solution uses secure Layer 3 VPN connections from each of the retail stores back to the central core network. A virtual firewall (vSRX) deployed at the retail store ensures that all traffic leaving from the store is inspected and routed properly. This same vSRX also ensures that all traffic adheres to the customer’s corporate policy for Internet usage. To provide extra layers of security at the branch location, you can apply additional Juniper Security components, such as Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), to each virtual firewall. By introducing network functions in a virtualized environment, retail services become agile. Third-party virtualized network function (VNF) onboarding enables the integration of additional services, such as traffic optimization.


Benefits of Secure Retail Solution

Cloud services provide automation and rapid service provisioning to IT. As a result, Secure Retail can deliver enterprises the following benefits and features:

  • Unified and Adaptive Security – A complete end-to-end security model that includes unknown malware detection, command and control detection, and machine learning to reduce the risk of data exposure.
  • Automated Provisioning and Analytics – Automated deployment, testing, and validation of the retail network with built-in analytics platform that provides a rapid response to threats, and agility to scale with applications and new stores, while reducing CapEx and OpEx costs and human errors.
  • Risk Management Strategy – Integrated compliance to external standards [Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)] and audit reporting service provide an ongoing risk and security posture analysis.
  • Evolutionary Planning – Provides a road map to drive towards a future enterprise strategy and vision around software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and intent-based networking systems (IBNS). By consolidating all physical network functions and providing a unified pane of management to reduce truck roll costs, enterprises can easily plan and deploy services with minimal effort.


How Do I Deploy the Secure Retail Solution?

As your business changes and grows, you need the ability to quickly deploy and manage new branch offices, each equipped with the right network services and policies. To provide a clear deployment path, you can collaborate with Juniper’s Professional Services team. Our Professional Services organization has designed and developed a set of retail solutions based on industry and Juniper best practices, tested, and validated for scale and agility with a primary focus on security. Enterprises can seamlessly deploy retail solutions with built in security!