Blog

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...

September 27, 2018

Ways technology is changing the restaurant industry

Running a multi-site restaurant is not easy, but there are ways to make it simpler. In the restaurant industry, technology can help you achieve your goals of running an efficient business. Yet, technology too must be managed properly. Restaurant payment system Over the past two decades, the term "register" has been replaced by "point-of-sale." This...

September 20, 2018

Multi-Site Retail Network Management: DIY vs Managed Network Service Provider

Whether you run IT for a national multi-site retailer, a growing c-store or a quick serve restaurant operator, it seems most of your time is spent attending to network or device issues. It’s not your imagination. It’s getting tougher to make sure your stores’ network is up and running to prevent lost revenue and keep...

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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

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

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...

July 11, 2017

SANEHOLTZ-MCKARNS ENHANCES PAYMENT CARD PROCESSING & SECURITY AT ITS VALERO-BRANDED STORES

AUSTIN, Texas (7/12/17) – Acumera – one of the leading providers of managed network security and automation services for the payment systems and operations of multi-site businesses – announced today that Saneholtz-McKarns, Inc. has confirmed its transition to Acumera’s Valero Processor Connections Service for their Main Stop stores and dealer locations. Acumera’s Valero Processor Connections Service combines managed firewall services...

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