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Manage EMV and Reduce Risk with a True Multi-Layered Security Strategy


It’s no secret that the shift to EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) has left many merchants still scrambling to comply following the October 1 implementation deadline. While that’s getting headlines during the holiday season, merchants should not forget that major breaches can threaten not just individual transactions at the POS, but rather a wide range of sensitive corporate information, any of which can tarnish the future of an entire brand. Developing an extensive security strategy that addresses the broad range of possible attack ... Read More »

A Look At Our Upcoming Study On Technology And The Store Experience

An upcoming EarthLink survey seeks to boost business mobility.

Here at Earthlink, we're partnering with leading retail consultancy firm IHL Group to conduct a survey on technology and the store experience. Read More »

Windows XP takes a line from Monty Python – “I’m not dead yet!”

Bring out your dead

Despite Microsoft’s declaration of End-of-Life for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, loyal users are slow to part with their beloved OS and are not ready to “bring out their dead” operating system. During the month of April, Windows XP still retains a 26.3 percent share of all desktop OS Web traffic as monitored by Net Applications and shown in the pie chart below. That number is down from the 27.7 percent share recorded for March. At this slow rate ... Read More »

Global IT: Your Need for Unified Endpoint Management and Security

Dealing with diversity. Facing and embracing change. When you’re living in the world of IT, the terrain is all the more challenging to navigate…especially for those supporting global IT operations. Case in point: The Hay Group, a global firm centralizing IT across 47 countries. Among their challenges: A diverse PC hardware population. Supporting 14 languages (PC operating systems), with limited visibility, made it difficult for them to validate overall PC security. A highly mobile workforce. Managing securing in an environment ... Read More »

Firewall Migration and Tuning: It Doesn’t Have to be Piecemeal

Has your corporate IT infrastructure undergone major changes in the last five years? If so, how has your perimeter defense changed in that same time period? If your company is like many, the changes in your IT infrastructure have been accompanied by the addition of new rules to your firewalls, and perhaps you’ve upgraded to a “next generation” or “Unified Threat Management” (UTM) firewall. But have you taken the time to overhaul your firewall policies, or are they a complex ... Read More »