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Recommendations for POS Protection

Companies everywhere are focused on POS security and how to keep out data breaches that can cost money and reputations. At Comodo, we believe that everyone should have certain things in place, including POS protection software, and have come up with a list of options that everyone can do to keep computers and networks safe.

Network Options

When considering the POS network, you want to:

  • Ensure that the system has a proxy or firewall installed
  • Use an appropriate Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
  • Use network segmentation, keeping the POS system on a separate and protected subnet
  • Separate the POS system from other network options, such as email
  • Don’t use the POS terminal to access the Internet

Encryption

POS protection should also include encryption options. You must know what data is resting on your terminal and offer endpoint encryption for any devices hooked up to the point-of-sale system. You should also consider encrypting PIN and credit card information before it goes into the memory. Most companies believe this happens automatically, but it doesn’t, and you need to use a vendor who provides this service. In most cases, criminals cannot sell or use encrypted data unless they have the encryption key.

Internet

It is best not to use the POS terminal or the computer that hooks up to the POS terminal for anything other than transactions. This can include internet surfing, checking emails, visiting social media sites and the like. While we understand that you must use the Internet for daily business needs, you should use a different network to do so.

Others

Our POS protection software is also a helpful solution, because it can find malware and other advanced threats that traditional antivirus solutions can’t. If you’d like to learn more, please contact us today.

User Reviews
P. Smith
02/14/2018
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Solid solutions

Comodo is best when it comes to protecting PoS Systems, to see how multi-layered security solutions and endpoint application works.

L. Johns
02/05/2018
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Smarter criminals

Credit cards can be used by cybercriminals to impersonate unknowing users. Get protection like Comodo that is better.

June J
01/27/2018
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Attacks still happens

Despite so many incidents and warning for organizations and individuals, companies are still constantly hit by PoS attacks.

G. Roberts
01/22/2018
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Be secure

Invest in your future by switching to an EMV-compliant system. This call to action, especially rings true for the small business that may be affected by POS breaches.

Terence R
01/17/2018
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Forecast

Experian’s Data Breach Industry Forecast predicts that payment breaches will increase as the window closes for cybercriminals to profit from this type of attack.