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Protecting Yourself with a Point of Sale Antivirus Program

Many companies wait until they hear about some horrific security breach before they check to see if they’re protected from cybercriminals, but the fact is that these breaches happen all the time and have been going on since at least 2005. As these violations continue to occur and get worse, it is the best time to remind companies who use POS systems to focus on POS security now, before they have a situation. At Comodo, we want to ensure that you are aware of Point of Sale antivirus solutions and how our product can help.

Vulnerability Areas

You may not realize it, but there are two primary areas of vulnerability with any Point-of-Sale system, including hardware and software. The easiest way to go about it is to affix a physical skimmer or similar device to the hardware devices to help capture sensitive data. However, more and more people are using malware embedded in software to do the job, as well.

Options to Protect Yourself

It is important to note that there is no perfect solution. A point of sale antivirus may not keep out every attack, but it can help. There are some other best practices you can use, including:

  • Maintain your POS software and keep it up to date
  • Install firewalls and antivirus software
  • Create excellent passwords and frequently change them
  • Don’t allow people to access the internet from the terminal or station
  • Disable remote access

Our product can help in many ways. For one, we can help you keep your software up-to-date, and our product includes a point of sale antivirus, along with other antimalware options to keep you protected.

If you feel that may not be enough, you can always create exceptionally hard passwords because most malware still requires the ability to get on the system by username/password. For more information, please contact us.