Netsurion, a leading managed cybersecurity service provider, announced it has joined the Restaurant Technology Network, a membership community solely dedicated to the restaurant industry. The move expands Netsurion’s efforts to deliver secure branch networking purpose-built for restaurant and specialty retail chains. Provided as a managed service, Netsurion consolidates network routing, WiFi, security, cellular failover and PCI compliance into one cost-effective, quickly deployed platform backed by remote management and 24x7 support.
“Small businesses with many branches, like restaurants, are favorite targets for ransomware or malware designed to steal payment card information from POS systems,” said Jason Graf, Netsurion’s VP of Product Management for Secure Branch Networking. “We’re excited to expand our collaboration with RTN and work even more closely with our technology peers and leading restaurant IT professionals to reduce those risks and improve the security posture of the industry. Our software-defined branch networking (SD-Branch) enables restaurant owners to reduce costs without compromising security.”
Restaurant Technology Network members shape industry standards and share technical guidance to help restaurateurs run successful businesses and better serve their customers. Netsurion has a strong focus on the quick-service restaurant (QSR) and fast casual restaurant market with nearly 20,000 such locations relying on Netsurion’s managed network security service.
Netsurion is also participating in the Security & Compliance Workgroup. Securing customer, payment, and corporate data has become mission critical in every industry, but restaurants and their technology providers lack industry specific guidance on regulatory issues, physical and cyber-security risks, and emerging technologies. The Security & Compliance Workgroup aims to prioritize and complete best practices, technical guidance, and compliance checklists that educate restaurateurs and suppliers on the various security domains that make up a modern cybersecurity, governance, risk management, and compliance program.
Netsurion will be demonstrating the SD-Branch platform at MURTEC, Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, and Restaurant Leadership Conference in the month of March. For those unable to attend these events, Netsurion is presenting a webcast, Transforming the Restaurant IT Network with SD-Branch. In this webinar, our technologists will explain what to look for in an SD-Branch solution, how to plan a successful implementation, and show you a real-world example of a successful restaurant IT network transformation.