RetailSafe is built specifically to protect and manage POS data such as;
- Customer data
- Sales history
- Customized credit card processing files
- Customized print layout
- Receipt layouts files
- Accounting files ...
RetailSafe also protects email, system configuration, asset
information, and system integrity of Servers, Cash Register Computers, Desktops
and Laptops, regardless of where they are located.
RetailSafe focuses on:
- POS System Backup and Recovery—Fast, easy, and secure data protection
and accessibility, 24/7/365
- Advanced POS Data Handling—Ultra-efficient Data capture and
- POS Data Web Restore—Access to data via web browser at anytime
and from anywhere.
RetailSafe encrypts and compresses POS data before it sends it to trusted and secured
Retailbackup Servers. Once the data arrives to Retailbackup Servers, it is stored
in encrypted and compressed form (see how it works).
The foundation of the solution is its patent pending management system to ensure
POS data capture, transmission and reduction technologies.
BENEFITS OF SECURE OFF-SITE ONLINE BACKUP
In today’s computing environment, businesses rely on computers to perform daily
business activities as well as mission critical functions. The use of computers
in business is essential to maintain a competitive edge in almost any marketplace.
As smaller companies begin to realize the benefits of computers for point of sales,
bookkeeping, customer databases, word processing, e-mail, scheduling, research and
web sites, the need to have a backup copy of this data becomes more important than
ever. Research has shown that more than 80% of the businesses suffering from catastrophic
data loss have gone out of business within 12 months.. This is not hard to believe
considering the extent computers are relied upon in businesses of all sizes. Impact
of data loss in retail business is absolutely devastating and it brings in unmanageable
chaos . What would
happen if you lost your inventory
The issue of data protection is not new, but it has been more of a large
corporate concern because many smaller businesses did not have the computing systems
that were in use by larger corporations. Today, with the low cost of computers and
the easy access to the Internet, businesses of all sizes have the ability to utilize
computers for many important job functions. Small businesses rely on computers to
automate and simplify tasks in order to reduce the costs of running a business.
This makes any loss of data a significant business risk. With secure offsite storage
capabilities offered by
Retailbackup.com a small business can automatically protect their
data on a daily basis to ensure continuity.
When proposing the benefits of off-site storage using the Internet as the communications
medium, users may raise a concern about the security of their data. Whenever data
privacy is an issue, some type of encryption needs to be employed to insure that
the data can only be accessed by users with the correct access codes. Encryption
allows a user to specify an access code or password which is used to make computer
data unreadable to anyone without the correct password or key. There are hundreds
of encryption algorithms available today, but a few stand out as industry leaders.
The DES algorithm is a popular algorithm of the past that has been used by the U.S.
Government as the standard encryption algorithm. Another popular algorithm is the
Advance Encryption Standards (AES) algorithm which allows a more powerful encryption and faster performance
than DES. These encryption algorithms are currently available in RetailSafe and
used to encrypt data.
With RetailSafe-Online there are several places that encryption is used to ensure
that the user’s data is secure.
Communications - Since the information is transmitted across the Internet, the communications
between the user and the server should be encrypted to prevent a malicious person
from intercepting data as it is transmitted over the Internet. As part of the initial
connection procedure, the RetailSafe-Online client software negotiates a compatible
set of encryption methods before sending any user information or data to the server.
This ensures that all user communications during the entire backup and restore process
are completely encrypted
Storage on Server - When the encrypted backup data has been successful received
by the server, it is immediately stored on the disk in the encrypted format and
the filenames are further encrypted to make it more difficult for someone to identify
the user data on the server. Data must be encrypted while stored on the RetailSafe-Online
Server to prevent an unauthorized user from accessing the data files also to protect
the data in the event that physical storage devices are obtained by an unauthorized
Storage on Client - Important information such as the user’s password must be stored
on the client computer in order to facilitate the logon process to the RetailSafe-Online
server. This password and other important information are stored on the customer’s
system in an encrypted format that can only be read by the RetailSafe-Online client
Authentication - User authentication is performed immediately after the encrypted
connection between the client and server has been made. The client software sends
the username and password to the server to be validated against the Windows 200x
(NT) user database. This method of user authentication provides a robust and secure
method for managing users. Using the Windows 200x (NT) user database provide a standard
secure database of users with the ability to quickly validate users against this