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Kwik Trip Touts Bit9 Benefits In Webcast

On Wed., June 13, Bit9 presented a Webinar titled “Protecting POS Systems: Kwik Trip Inc. Shares Their Experience.” Bit9 stops advanced persistent threats by combining real-time sensors, cloud-based software reputation services, continuous monitoring and trust-based application control and whitelisting—eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Managing Data Threats As data relevance grows,

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Gilbarco, Shell And Motiva Agree On Passport Service Offerings

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Shell Oil Products US and Motiva Enterprises LLC signed an agreement, letting Gilbarco offer Passport services to Shell-branded gas stations. Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Shell Oil Products US and Motiva Enterprises LLC (Shell) signed an agreement to let Gilbarco provide Passport service offerings to thousands of Shell-branded stations in the U.S. The agreement gives Shell-branded

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POS in Your Palm

Mobile technology is changing the retail landscape, offering a bevy of options for retailers to consider. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In today’s ever-evolving world of mobile payment technology, anyone with a mobile phone can take credit card payments, from a neighbor running a garage sale to an entrepreneur building a small business. Now, this

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Bit9, Kwik Trip Webinar Addresses How To Secure Your POS System

Bit9 and Kwik Trip are offering a Webcast to help retailers better protect their businesses from breaches. Some 85% of the breaches that occurred in 2011 involved POS terminals and servers, according to a 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report. Retailers understand the growing challenges they face in securing their POS systems, but many remain

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Quick and Complete

Roadrunner Markets refines its retail operations with the addition of a c-store prototype, a renewed commitment to foodservice and a firm emphasis on customer service. By John Lofstock, Editor. At a time when customers demand fast service, quality foods and convenient locations, Roadrunner Markets is pushing ahead with a retail strategy that would make even

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CITGO, Heartland Payment Systems Extend Contract

“Heartland provides our retail locations with dependable and secure card processing solutions as well as exceptional customer service,” says CITGO spokesperson. CITGO Petroleum Corp. has signed a three-year contract extension with Heartland Payment Systems, which will continue authorizing debit and credit card transactions at approximately 6,000 CITGO-branded locations nationwide. Heartland is a payments processor in

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Car Wash Upgrades on Deck for 2012

Convenience store and petroleum retailers with car washes have faced a challenging 3-4 years in the car wash industry, and as a result have mostly refrained from new development of car wash sites. “We know from our equipment sales reports that there have been low levels of investment, particularly at petroleum c-store car wash sites,”

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VeriFone Acquires LIFT Retail Marketing

“LiftRetail Solutions extends our digital media reach into the convenience store environment,” says VeriFone spokesperson. VeriFone Systems Inc. has announced the acquisition of LIFT Retail Marketing Technology Inc., the provider of a digital marketing system designed to increase sales for convenience stores. Financial terms were not disclosed. LIFT Retail, based in Atlanta, developed and markets

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Heartland Installs 10,000th SmartLink Network

Martin Eagle Oil Co. adds secure network solution. Heartland Payment Systems, a payments processor, has installed its 10,000th SmartLink network site in less than 18 months. The 10,000th installation took place at Martin Eagle Oil Co.’s newest location in Mesquite, Texas. A Texas-based, multi-branded marketer of fuel products, Martin Eagle Oil Co. was the first

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Sustaining Security

Now that retailers have reached PCI DSS 2.0 compliance, it’s important to continue monitoring people, processes and technology to protect against breaches.  By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor If your chain is among those who diligently worked to achieve PCI DSS 2.0 compliance by the Jan. 1, 2012 deadline, you probably think your stores are safe from

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ConocoPhillips Expands Partnership With Heartland Payment Systems

The fuel marketer renews and increases its card processing agreement to include Visa and Mastercard transactions. ConocoPhillips has signed a five-year contract with Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors. Under the expanded contract, Heartland Network Services group will continue to authorize debit and credit card transactions and will now also begin

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Shell Bolsters Loyalty

The Fuel Rewards Network, an extension of its Grocer Rewards program, is enhancing the brand proposition for Shell marketers and wholesalers. By John Lofstock, Editor. The competition for customers has never been so furious. Consumers have more and more choices every day, and the right customer loyalty program has the power to make or break

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Preparing for Future Payment Systems

First it was PCI, now retailers have to prepare for the widespread launch of Near Field Communications, which is expected to become a widely used system for making payments by smartphone in the U.S. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. The convenience store industry is increasingly turnings its gaze outdoors to the forecourt, not only for

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Cumberland Farms Selects Spacenet’s Managed Network Services

Spacenet to upgrade and manage Cumberland Farms’ network at retail locations. Cumberland Farms Inc. has selected Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., and provider of managed network services, to upgrade and manage its communications infrastructure at more than 600 stores across 11 states. The upgraded network solution will utilize DSL

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Reduce Payments Costs

ACI Worldwide Inc., an international provider of payment systems, has announced the latest release of ACI Retail Commerce Server. This version is integrated with ISD Corp.’s In-Store suite of products, following the acquisition of ISD in March 2011. ACI now serves 14 of the top 25 U.S. retailers. The combined offerings of ISD and ACI

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NACS Chairman Jeff Miller Urges Advocacy

Approximately $3.2 million dollars. That’s the savings thus far to the convenience and fuels retailing industry and their customers since the Durbin amendment took effect just yesterday, said NACS Chairman Jeff Miller during the NACS Show Opening General Session. Miller, who is president of Norfolk, Va.-based Miller Oil Co., said that the swipe fee reform

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Reliant Security Reports Solid Growth

Allsup’s Convenience Stores uses Reliant Security services to help secure its store network. Reliant Security, a provider of data security software, hardware and services for retail merchants, has reported strong company growth, client adoption and corporate expansion in the first half of 2011. Reliant Security provides an integrated product and services platform for merchants with

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Enhance Data Security

The Managed PCI System (MPS) Redbox is Reliant Security’s flagship security appliance, designed for merchants with multi-site retail environments, and provides broad, integrated and high-performance protection against data security threats, while simplifying and reducing the costs of PCI remediation. The MPS Redbox is an open architecture appliance designed to comprehensively address the PCI technical requirements;

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MAPCO Express Partners With Cybera

MAPCO convenience stores add Cybera One security services with Wireless IDS to meet PCI compliance. MAPCO Express Inc. has partnered with Cybera, a data security and PCI compliance solution provider, to implement a comprehensive security solution at its 405 locations. MAPCO addresses PCI compliance requirements with the Cybera ONE solution, which includes wireless IDS (intrusion

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Card Networks Still at Risk

Visa and MasterCard are among the payment providers targeted by “hacktivists”  calling into question the effectiveness of PCI compliance. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the U.K. in early December got some people angry—and they took revenge. A day after Assange was arrested and denied bail in London

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Results of Data Security Study Announced

The National Retail Federation (NRF), a retail trade organization, and First Data Corp., a provider of electronic commerce and payment processing, have released results from a research study of data security and fraud prevention strategies practiced at small to mid-sized retailers. Most of the retailers surveyed had annual sales of less than $100,000. The analysis

NACS Kicks Off With Opening Session

Engagement, an overriding theme of the NACS Show, was clearly the dominant theme of NACS Chairman Jay Ricker’s Opening General Session address on Oct. 6 at the NACS Show. Ricker encapsulated his past year as chairman with three stories about engagement: with the media, with customers and with elected officials. The first story related to

Keeping C-Stores Secure

When he thinks of PCI compliance, Ed Freels, director of information systems for Honey Farms Inc. recalls an old t-shirt slogan from the 1970s, “It showed the AC130 gun ship from the Vietnam era and it said, ‘You can run, but you’ll just die tired,’ and PCI compliance is no different. The most dangerous merchant

NACStech In Full Swing

Voting begins today, Thursday, for the most exciting technology found at NACStech by attendees. Retailers at the show need to download the NACStech mobile app in order to vote. Results will be announced at Friday’s Expo Trends 2010 workshop. NACStech, held May 5-7, officially kicked off yesterday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in

PCI Compliance Requires a Full-Time Focus

The 12 Standards of PCI SSC Build and Maintain a Secure Network 1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect data. 2. Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters. Protect Cardholder Data 3. Protect stored cardholder data. 4. Encrypt transmissions of cardholder data and sensitive information across open public

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