Blog

January 14, 2019

Seven Security Questions to ask Your Managed Services Provider

Does your Managed Services Partner have a security mindset? When conducting your due diligence on a managed services provider( MSP) to manage and secure your point-of-sale network, it’s vital that the provider you work with makes their own internal security a priority.  The typical SME retail and restaurant IT team is heavily immersed in tactical day-to-day...

December 7, 2018

Five Restaurant Chain Technology Challenges Cloud Management Solves

Restaurants are notoriously difficult to manage. Unlike many other businesses, there are a lot of moving parts in a restaurant and failure at any one of them can cause problems that will reverberate throughout the operation. Managing a chain of restaurants is even more challenging, but since many of the process kinks that plague single-location...

October 9, 2018

Multi-Site Retail Network Security Starts with Zero Trust

The steady stream of new cloud-based applications and digital technologies pose challenges in safeguarding your retail locations from future cyberattacks. Small retailers are particularly vulnerable to cyberthreats. According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR), 58 percent of data breaches impact small businesses. What is a Zero Trust Network? Traditional network security has...

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Case Studies

August 31, 2018

Pic-n-Pac Stores

Independent multi-site retailers are always looking for ways to cut costs and maximize profits from their inventory. They also need to guard against potential cyber attacks. It’s important that they embrace changing customer expectations and the ever-expanding number of new digital technologies that are redefining the retail experience. That was the situation facing Pic-n-Pac (PnP)...

July 2, 2018

CASE STUDY: Jacksons Food Stores

Scaling network management and security to support Jacksons' expansion for 90-250 locations: Jacksons needed a network security and management partner who could support critical network security and connectivity requirements as they grew.

January 31, 2018

Bravo Fuel

Bravo Fuel, a regional convenience store operator and Valero dealer, was looking for a way to improve network security and reliability, without dramatically increasing its costs. In addition, the Bravo Fuel team needed a better system for resolving technology and connectivity issues at its remote locations in the mountains. Sending technicians out to remote locations...

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Videos

August 22, 2018

Jacksons Food Stores

We interviewed Patrick Abernathy, Director of IT for Jacksons Food Stores during the Verifone Client Forum this year. He talked to us about how he manages their network of 250 stores with the support of Acumera.

August 22, 2018

VIDEO: PS Food Mart & Folk Oil

Acumera supports Folk Oil and PS Food Mart's 39 locations across Michigan and Ohio. Watch the VP of Operations, Ed Heath, share his experience with Acumera. WATCH THE VIDEO

August 22, 2018

Country Fair Stores

Acumera customer Sandy Palmer, Head of Systems Administration at Country Fair Stores tells how she works with the Acumera Network Operations Center and the AcuVigil Dashboard to save her team valuable time while keeping her 72 stores connected and PCI compliant.

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White Papers

September 6, 2018

Five Gray Areas of PCI Compliance

Don't Leave Your PCI to Interpretation. Restaurants and retail networks that process card payments are required to comply with PCI DSS rules. As a network security service provider, we've supported thousands of networks in their compliance efforts. Read our white paper to learn the top gray areas of PCI compliance that should be considered to...

August 31, 2018

Technical Considerations for Implementing Wi-Fi in Retail Businesses

Offering Wi-Fi gives retail and restaurant businesses the opportunity to gain important marketing data, build customer loyalty, draw more customers inside stores, and meet the expectation of their hyper-connected customers. This paper discusses network design, maintenance, monitoring, and security are all essential considerations to take into account before deploying free customer Wi-Fi programs in their...

August 21, 2018

Automating Food Safety Processes

This generation’s preference for fresh food has made an impact on the foodservice industry. Food handling rules, especially HACCP logs, apply to everyone storing food. Manually checking and logging food temperature is prone to human error and takes your staff away from servicing your customers. Automating your HACCP processes makes multi-site retail and restaurant operations more efficient,...

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Press Releases

December 17, 2018

Acumera Certified as a Verifone Managed Network Service Provider for Verifone Commander® Point-of-Sale Systems

Acumera, a managed security services provider to retailers and restaurants, announced that they have received certification by Verifone as a Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP) to support Verifone’s Commander point-of-sale (POS) system. Acumera’s advanced security device and AcuLink™ Commander Remote Access were successfully tested and launched at six Jacksons Food Stores locations across Idaho to...

October 9, 2018

Acumera Introduces New Security Services and Loyalty Connection Services for C-Store Networks at NACS Show 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV: Monday October 8,  Acumera, Inc., a leading managed security services provider for c-store networks is launching new security features, loyalty connection services, and a new partner program at the NACS Show 2018. “2018 was a busy year for Acumera and our clients. Our roadmap focused on enhanced security features to simplify our...

July 4, 2018

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Partners with Acumera

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has partnered with Acumera, a Payment Card Industry (PCI)-compliant managed security services provider, to deliver secure remote support for Gilbarco’s Passport point-of-sale system. The partnership supports Gilbarco’s plans to rapidly enable chip card (EMV) payments at the dispenser. Gilbarco chose Acumera because they built a platform technology that is secure and flexible, so...

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