POS Security

Effective Security Features to Protect Your Business

Auto-Star Takes POS Security Seriously

Point of sale (POS) security is vital to today’s retailer’s business operations. Grocers, pharmacies, natural health, and other retailers mandated by regulations issued from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to comply so that they can accept digital payments. Additionally, it’s crucial for you to avoid data breaches, which can lead to significant losses, heavy fines and lost customers. As hackers have increasingly made small and medium-sized businesses targets, it’s never been more important for all retailers to protect their networks and sensitive data.

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PCI-Compliant POS Security Solutions

Security is a top priority for Auto-Star. That’s why our software solutions are Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) validated and include integrated tools for full audit controls and encryption. 

  • Auto-Star helps your business stay up to date with the most compliant software. 
  • Our ongoing compliance processes include continual testing to maintain security. 

Auto-Star is listed on the PA-DSS website as a validated solution. Official PCI Security Standards Council Site – Verify PCI Compliance, Download Data Security and Credit Card Security Standards

Biometric Authentication

In addition to PCI compliance, it’s important to look at your internal policies to ensure you have measures in place to address the “human factor” in POS security. Biometric authentication enables you to control access to your POS system.

  • Employees can log into the point of sale system using our fingerprint sensor, eliminating the need for passwords.  
  • Grant access based on roles to specific features and data and reduce administrative costs. 
  • Prevent identity forgery and “buddy punching” and ensure employees are accountable for their actions.

POS Data Auditing

  • It’s important for retailers to perform data audits to understand the sensitive data they store and use in their business systems. 

    • Audit payment card data, personally identifiable information (PII), personal health information (PHI), and accounting data. 
    • Know where data resides and the systems you must secure to protect it from cyberattacks and hacking.
    • Auto-Star automates tracking who has access to data and the information and systems they use.
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Data Encryption

POS data encryption replaces human-readable card numbers and other information with a cryptograph generated by an algorithm. Only people with the decryption key can access account information.. 

  • Encrypt data at rest and in transit to protect it from cyberattacks and hackers seeking to monetize it. 
  • Simplify PCI compliance by taking payment data out of PCI scope with encryption. 
  • Auto-Star provides documentation and security certifications demonstrating encryption methods are PCI compliant. 

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