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.
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.