How to increase the security of everything about your point of sale?
Here are some tips to increase the security of your point of sale:
1. Installing an Antivirus Software
The POS software will inevitably be installed on a computer or tablet. What the vendor protects first with their security measures is the point of sale itself, not the computer where you install it. Therefore, some accesses or data on your computer may not be well protected. To avoid being the victim of attacks, thefts, or intrusions, the installation of an antivirus on the workstation(s), which allows you to access your point of sale software, is recommended. However, be sure to verify with your supplier to see if the antivirus is compatible with the system you are using.
2. Maintain Up-to-Date Point-of-Sale Material
To have optimal security of your point of sale, the fact of maintaining your point of sale equipment, such as the sales terminal, the version of the tablets, or the computer software, is essential. Indeed, this increases security and ensures better performance of your system. For example, if point-of-sale software is compatible with Windows, it is likely that the software will not be able to use a version that is no longer supported for security reasons.
3. Train Employees on Functionalities
It is important to take into account the human factor, i.e. the errors that can occur and that can affect the security of your system. Proper training of your staff and regular use of password policy, secure access, and other related elements can reduce the risk of software intrusion. Indeed, ensuring that employees know how to use the system considerably increases the security of your point of sale.
4. Restrict Employee Access to Certain Functions
Controlling the access of certain employees in the company is a simple and effective measure to increase the security of your point-of-sale system. Without effective management or access control, some employees may perform actions that could affect security and operations. Some examples of this include allowing employees to place supplier orders or access other employee’s confidential information. Therefore, by assigning each employee a user name, password, and restricted level of modification in the system, the employee will still be able to perform their daily tasks without accessing confidential information.
With Alice POS, you can benefit from all these features and more! It is possible to allow point-of-sale users to authorize access to certain information, without them having the possibility to modify it. Talk to one of our experts to learn more.