Technologies Used To Safeguard Point-Of-Sales (POS) Systems

Technologies Used To Safeguard Point-Of-Sales (POS) Systems

Proof Point

Malware detection and end-to-end encryption most used technologies to safeguard POS systems of retail and consumer product companies

Technologies Used To Safeguard Point-Of-Sales (POS) Systems

2016 (percentage)

Note: Data from PwC’s 2017 Global State of Information Security Survey of more than 10,000 executives of IT and security practices across more than 133 countries

Proof Point Findings

  • Point-Of-Sale (POS) System – Combination of software and hardware assisting merchants by simplifying transactions and day-to-day operations (e.g. cash register, barcode scanner, and card reader)
  • Invader Protection – Malware detection (44%) most used technology by retail and consumer product firms to protect their POS systems in 2016, followed by end-to-end encryption with 38%
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include increasing number and sophistication of global cyberattacks, growing consumer concern for data privacy and security, heightening regulatory requirements for increased security, and accelerating research and development of data security technologies


Market Disruption


Cross-sector, Information Technology


Date Last Updated

August 31, 2017

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