Secure Customer Experiences at the Speed of Business with Fortinet
Protecting Retailers Against Cyberattacks and Threats
Retail customers are demanding new and engaging experiences, and these technologies introduce risk. The Fortinet Security Fabric provides an integrated Fabric that covers all aspects of the retail business, from HQ to the “branch.” Our integrated solution covers everything from the store or restaurant location, to the data center, to the cloud, to ensure protection from all types of cyberthreats.
Fortinet offers retailers a broad set of network and security technologies that are seamlessly integrated and automated with the Fortinet Security Fabric. For retailers seeking to address a number of use cases—ranging from creating omnichannel shopping experiences to improving the efficiency of business operations, Fortinet solutions solve the major network infrastructure and security issues.Download White Paper
In spite of all the headwinds of inflation, COVID, and staffing issues, among others, the Retail and Hospitality industries demonstrated their resilience in big ways in 2021. In 2022 store count went up 2.7% and remodels went up 4.3%.
Retailers large and small face a variety of challenges—everything from vulnerable internet-connected point-of-sale (POS) systems and devices to online ordering, delivery programs, maturing real-time inventory processes, and a rapidly expanding Internet-of-Things (IoT) landscape. A security platform for retailers needs a foundation that facilitates enhanced visibility, real-time security policy enforcement, and threat-intelligence sharing.
The beauty of Fortinet solutions is that they talk to one another. Their tight integration is a home run for us. The FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls send information to the FortiSwitch switches, and then the switches can pick the appropriate VLAN from there. No other vendor offers this type of connectivity.”
- Rob Brunner, Project Lead, Bozzuto’s, Inc.
With Fortinet, I was able to go from a team of five people just managing all this different infrastructure, to one person and a help desk. The resulting cost savings could easily be in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars over the two-or-three-year period that we are currently engaged in. And we are expanding, so those savings will continue to grow.”
- Minh Le, Chief Information Officer, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants
Several stores—including our highest-performing store—had some level of primary circuit failure during a period when the company typically generates more than a quarter of its annual revenue. With the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution in place, those stores stayed online. In fact, they were not even aware of the outage.”
- Ken Guild, IT Systems Security Manager, The Paper Store
While the overall expenditure within the retail and hospitality sectors will expand, those who effectively leverage the advantages of various AI technologies will ultimately reap the greatest benefits by outpacing and surpassing their competitors.
As the food & beverage industry works to catch up with other industries in general adoption of internet technologies (remote monitoring, cloud-based computing, Industrial Internet of Things), it’s also ramping up its safeguards against cyberattacks.
The retail marketplace is one of the most intense and competitive environments where customers expect quality services and instant satisfaction.
Retail crime remains one of the most serious problems facing retailers, from large superstores and chains to grocery stores and smaller independents.
Cyber criminals consider retail operations attractive targets.
Most restaurants have had to quickly adapt their business models for getting food in the hands of their customers. In support of low- to no-contact point-of-sale (POS) transactions, restaurants must rely on secure wireless technologies to protect themselves and their customers from opportunistic cybercriminals seeking to exploit a vulnerable new attack vector.
Supporting PCI DSS and PCI SSF Without Sacrificing Performance or Innovation
Fortinet provides retailers with a broad and complementary portfolio of security and networking solutions that reduce management complexity and enable automation—for fast and efficient operations. By pairing Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and FortiVoice Unified Communications, IT departments can optimize employee productivity with better voice and collaboration experiences. Retail organizations can also enjoy simplified management, maximum uptime, increased security, and better user experience at a lower cost – which all leads to an improved customer experience.
While at MURTEC 2023, RETHINK Retail and Top Retail Influencer Courtney Radke, Field CISO at Fortinet, spoke with several exhibitors to learn more about some of the explosive and dynamic trends that are driving the future of retail technology.
While at NRF 2023, RETHINK Retail and Top Retail Influencer Courtney Radke, Field and CISO at Fortinet, spoke with several exhibitors to learn more about emerging trends driving technology adoption in the retail industry.
This year, Courtney Radke, Retail & Hospitality Field CISO at Fortinet, took to the showroom floor to capture the buzz on trends, challenges, and tech adoptions.
Our Roving Reporter, Courtney Radke, Retail & Hospitality CISO at Fortinet, talked to some of these great brands about trends and challenges that are shaping the industry.