Cybersecurity for Retailers

More point-of-sale (POS) systems, e-commerce apps, and devices with customer and payment data are vulnerable to cyberattacks today. Sophos’ unique security ecosystem offers robust cybersecurity to retail. This simplifies compliance with stringent regulatory mandates and industry best practices especially when new data privacy regulations are increasing the compliance burden on retailers.

The State of Ransomware in Retail 2022

Ransomware attacks on retail organizations can be particularly devastating as they impact the availability of retail systems and deliver customer service. Sophos’ proactive threat hunting and prevention tools are constantly evolving to stay ahead of ransomware.

Key Findings:

  • 77% hit by ransomware last year
  • 68% of attacks encrypted data
  • 49% paid the ransom
  • US$1.27M average recovery cost
  • 88% have secured cyber insurance against ransomware

Protect customer data wherever it is held

Sophos’ preventative and active protection tools provide security across the entire retail network, right down to individual devices to support your readiness with regulatory requirements of GDPR and PCI DSS.

Secure the devices and workloads that hold the data

  • Secure your data on Windows, Mac, Linux and virtual machines with Sophos Intercept X with EDR. Retail-specific data loss protection rules, using retail terms or data types, elevate your protection.
  • Easily create DLP policies with an extensive country-specific range of identifiers with Sophos Intercept X.
  • Protect your data and prove compliance in case your devices are lost or stolen with Sophos Encryption, offering a quick, easy way to ensure Windows and macOS devices are safely encrypted.

Secure the network and the data flowing through it

  • Prevent attacks from reaching your sensitive customer data, POS systems, and other parts of your ecosystem with Sophos Firewall that uses AI-powered threat detection technology.
  • Prevent data loss over email by encrypting customer data, financial information, and other sensitive data, stopping both accidental and malicious data breaches with Sophos Email.
  • Get control over who can access data on your network with Sophos Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). Granular controls block lateral movement while ensuring only authorized people can access sensitive data.

Improve visibility across locations

Take control of your entire cybersecurity environment across branches and locations with Sophos XDR. It allows you to detect and investigate across endpoint, server, firewall, and other data sources to give you the most complete view of your network. Quickly answer business critical questions, correlate events from different data sources, and take even more informed action with the ability to drill down into granular detail when needed.

  • See the full cybersecurity picture by leveraging endpoint, server, firewall, and other data sources
  • Never miss a thing with 30 days of cloud storage and 90 days on-disk data retention
  • Evolve your cybersecurity operations by investing in a security ecosystem

Secure distributed and diverse retail environments

Sophos solutions enable your users to connect securely from any location.

  • Sophos Firewall provides secure connections for Windows and macOS via the free Sophos Connect VPN. It’s easy to deploy and configure, and gives your remote users secure access to resources on the network or public cloud from Windows and macOS devices.
  • Sophos SD-RED (remote ethernet device) works with Sophos Firewall to connect remote sites and individuals to your main network. It’s ideal for branch offices, stores, and other third-party partners with no local setup or required technical skills, as well as for people with highly sensitive data.
  • Sophos Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) provides full control over access to your applications and data by putting identity at the center of defense, constantly validating the user, the device, and policy compliance. It provides a transparent ‘just works’ experience for users while enabling IT teams to get new users up and running quickly.

Maintain Regulatory Compliance

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) is a global information security standard designed to prevent fraud through increased control of credit card data. Organizations of all sizes must follow PCI DSS standards if they accept payment cards from the five major credit card brands, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and the Japan Credit Bureau (JCB). Compliance with PCI DSS is required for any organization that stores, processes, or transmits payment and cardholder data.

Case Studies

Castell Howell

CH Foods switches to Sophos for a “Rolls-Royce” product that is “worth its weight in gold.”


Rapid growth spurs the leader in imaging products and services, Shutterfly, Inc. to adopt Sophos Cloud Optix for securing its multi-cloud environment.

Norman’s Hallmark

Gift and card retailer, Norman’s Hallmark, dramatically enhances wireless performance, coverage, and security with Sophos.

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We can help if…
  • You are looking for the world’s #1 and most trusted Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service also known as Cybersecurity-as-a- Service.

  • You are looking for solutions to meet industry and/or liability cyber insurance compliance requirements.
  • If you need advanced cybersecurity services and products to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks.

“The cybersecurity threat landscape continues to evolve with ever increasing sophistication. AI and other technologies used by threat actors means the techniques for ransomware and other attacks will be unpredictable. Most SMBs are ill-prepared to confront this challenge.”

Mehul Shah

Founder, Infinity Services Inc.

Infinity Services Inc.
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