For retailers, security breaches can erode customer confidence, impact the bottom line and incur regulatory penalties. Check Point protects retailers from cyberattacks such as malware, remote threats and data theft, while maintaining reliable connectivity for secure financial transactions from the PoS to the data center.
Retailers are a uniquely attractive target for cybercriminals. With thousands or even millions of credit cards and consumer identities housed deep within their networks, criminals have good reason to expend their efforts on a retail target.
Those that experience a breach can expect negative publicity and at least a temporary loss in consumer confidence.
The cost of data breaches are going up, too, as regulators, financial institutions, card issuers, and payment processors use monetary penalties to drive great security compliance. Retailers are under pressure to develop a multi-faceted security strategy that protects data as well as endpoints at store locations and PoS.