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Security Considerations for Retail System OEMs: Solution BriefOEM product managers can help retailers implement more robust security using products and technologies from Intel and McAfee.Retailers have a great deal of concern and apprehension about what it takes to secure their front and backend systems, and rightfully so. McAfee continuously tracks and publishes the amount of unique malware it identifies, and in the first quarter of 2012, eight million new malware samples were detected.Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of retail systems, such as point-of-sale (POS), ATMs, and self-service terminals, play a unique role in helping retailers understand and incorporate the latest security technologies. OEM product managers, in particular, are responsible for ensuring the systems they bring to market can protect against security threats and comply with standards bodies, such as the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).Helping OEMs and retailers address a wide range of security challenges, Intel and McAfee have developed solutions that take advantage of leading-edge hardware and software technologies. Moreover, these solutions can be deployed in mix-and-match fashion, allowing an OEM to offer “good, better, best” security solutions and create upsell opportunities. This paper reviews the security challenges facing the retail industry and a comprehensive set of security solutions that OEMs can easily bundle with their systems.Unprecedented Malware GrowthSystems connected to networks—internal or public—are susceptible to attack from malware that is growing exponentially. The cumulative number of malware threats exceeded an incredible 56 million by the end of 2011. In the first few months of 2012, nearly 90,000 new pieces of malware were detected every day.Read the full Security Considerations for Retail System OEMs Solution Brief.
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