Top Challenges for Retail Network Security

  • PCI Compliance
  • Secure Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • POS Intrusions 

PCI Compliance

The standards around PCI DSS compliance are more stringent with each passing year. As threats continue to evolve, PCI standards must do the same, making it difficult to keep up with the growing and changing list of requirements.

A 2016 survey revealed that small and medium sized businesses have the lowest PCI compliance rates at just 39 percent.

Secure Wi-Fi Connectivity

The precedence for Wi-Fi access has reshaped the retail landscape, and transformed Wi-Fi from a guest luxury to an utter necessity. But it’s not enough to just offer Wi-Fi – guests need reliable, fast, and most importantly – safe Wi-Fi access. 

POS Intrusions

POS intrusions involve a hacker placing malware on an unsuspecting POS system in order to capture payment card information while it’s stored in temporary memory. The hacker then leverages a remote connection to extract all the card information.

The consequences of falling victim to these attacks can be devastating. In fact, 87 percent of consumers would not do business with a company that had faced a breach.


WatchGuard Dimension exposes network events and trends occurring at all locations, at all times, for all devices. Dashboard views and automated reports – including special reports for PCI compliance – enable users to spot trends and put a stop to malicious activity before it becomes a larger threat.

Total Security Suite offers the most comprehensive portfolio of network security services, from traditional IPS, GAV, application control, spam blocking, and web filtering to more advanced services for protecting against advanced POS malware, ransomware, and the loss of sensitive data.

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud solutions are engineered to provide a safe, protected airspace for your corporate and guest Wi-Fi environments, while eliminating administrative headaches and greatly reducing costs.