EarthLink tailors managed services suite for retail market segment

EarthLink is increasing the service options in its vertical market segments by introducing Secure Storefront, a suite of managed security, network and IT services that are geared specifically to meet the needs of the retail market.

Retailers can gain four benefits from Secure Storefront: identify and manage threats; connect with customers through secure Wi-Fi connections; verify PCI compliance; and safeguard the security of transactions and data. 

"Retail IT leaders are challenged with meeting radically changing customer buying behaviors and security threats," said Peter Chronis, EarthLink chief security officer, in a release. "Secure Storefront helps them keep up with evolving threats, connect with customers in ways that increase store revenue and provide their executive and marketing teams with actionable, valuable customer insights and business intelligence not previously available." 

While EarthLink's service is new, security threats to retailers have been on the rise.

In December 2013, Target announced that it suffered a major security breach where hackers stole a wide range of customer information from the retailer. Other widespread security breaches that occurred over the past two years include Home Depot, Michaels Stores and Neiman Marcus.

For more:
- see the release

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