Parallel Networks

Staying Secure with Parallel Networks

Nearly every retailer these days incorporates digital signage into their marketing efforts. Digital signage grabs the attention of consumers, engaging them with full-motion video delivered in high resolution. Connecting that digital signage to a network allows those retailers to update content on the fly from the corporate office, or to tap into external information to trigger content based on factors ranging from the time of day, the weather, or the gender of the person looking at that screen.

The same goes for financial institutions and branch offices. Networked digital signage allows a bank or credit union to display interest rates for certificates of deposit or home mortgages, updating those rates as the market changes in real time. But connecting that signage on the same network as a Point-of-Sale (POS) system or customer database can pose a significant network security risk. Piggybacking digital signage on the same network as other internal systems can open a door to hackers, creating the potential for a data breach that can lead to fines and other costs — and ultimately the destruction of a business’ reputation.

This white paper explores Parallel Networks to minimize the threat of a data breach by a pivot attack through a noncritical network, increase network availability, and enable PCI Compliance.

Download the white paper to learn:

  • What Parallel Networks are and how they can benefit distributed enterprise networks
  • How to reduce PCI scope and network complexity
  • Cost-effective ways to combat security breaches
  • The benefits of utilizing 4G LTE solutions for digital signage