Great energy in New York this week at the just-wrapped, National Retail Federation show!
At the show 32,000 retailers and industry experts convened to share the vision of how the next generation of retail technology solutions will help differentiate retailers and accelerate business growth. Hot topics this year included: What’s the future of mobile payment? Advances in wireless networks, and of course, security.
At the Intel and the Mobile Technologies Inc. booths, next-generation mobile payment solutions for retail storefronts were showcased, including Dell Venue based POS solutions. Retailers are very interested to learn how Dell Retail Solutions can help them keep up with today’s empowered shopper and get the most out of store mobility investments. To learn more, read Transforming the Customer Engagement with Mobile Point of Sale.
Dell security solutions were also on display, including our recently introduced Dell Sonicpoint wireless access points. Deploying and managing a wireless network can seem like a scary proposition to retailers, not to mention expensive. However with the new Dell Wireless Network Security solution, setting up and managing a wireless network is neither and is integrated with next-gen firewall appliances to ensure security. Dell SonicWALL next-gen firewalls include a built-in wireless controller that automatically detects and provisions every attached Dell SonicPoint. This saves time and cuts costs. Ongoing management is done through the firewall as well, so IT can manage both wireless and security through a single pane of glass. And real Dell Security retail customers are benefiting from these network security solutions.
Aaron’s implemented a secure distributed VPN connecting Dell SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) firewalls in High Availability (HA) pairs in their corporate offices and regional fulfillment centers, with approximately 1,500 TZ Series firewalls distributed across the retail stores. The deployment has saved the company over $500,000 monthly when comparing the connectivity fees on broadband to T1s.
“When we compared Dell SonicWALL feature-to-feature with competing solutions, Dell SonicWALL beat them hands down,” said Jason Tate, Director of Network Services, Aaron’s.
Boston Pizza International; Large restaurant chain protects over 350 stores, keeps threats at bay with Dell SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS)
“We’re able to defend our network against threats significantly better, and take proactive action as a result of GMS,” said Steve Johnstone, CIO, Boston Pizza International
Having both security and high-speed wireless in one solution that’s easy to deploy and lowers TCO makes the choice simple. Retailers tend to agree. For more information about Dell security solutions for retail, including network, mobile and email security products, read secure solutions for retailers.
At Dell we’re committed to helping retailers and partners reach their goals. Thank you and see you next year!