Whether you have a single storefront or thousands, seamless and exciting customer experience is paramount for any modern-day retailer. With a future-proof IT infrastructure, insightful data about customer behavior, and bulletproof security measures, IT Dynamics empowers retailers to build IT infrastructures for the future. IT administrators, store managers, and marketers, who aim to secure the branch and build enjoyable in-store experiences for guests and employees can take advantage of the expansive IT Dynamics solutions to ensure a unique and unforgettable customer journey.
Keep shoppers coming back for more
Digital shoppers expect a rich variety of interactive and contextual retail experiences, channels, and options. Improve the customer’s experience before, during, and after the visit delivered through every channel, service, store, and associate.
Cisco Meraki For Retail:
Glean customer insights and improve the bottom line
IT and OT managers can gain complete visibility into the network, from headquarters to remote stores to warehouses, through a centralized dashboard.
Leverage computer vision and machine learning technology in the MV smart cameras for person counting and detection.
Utilize heat-mapping and location analytics to understand the customer journey within a store, or leverage iBeacon proximity marketing with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon technology in the MR access points.
Features and benefits
Predictable application experience
Increase user productivity by optimizing cloud and on-premises application performance with real-time analytics, visibility, and control.
Right security, right place
Protect users, devices, and applications by deploying embedded or cloud security faster with the best threat intelligence.
Simplicity at enterprise scale
Centralize cloud management to make it easy to deploy SD-WAN and security while maintaining policy across thousands of sites.
Maximum choice and control
Maintain flexibility with a cloud-first architecture to connect any user, to any application, across any cloud.
How the Cisco SD-WAN architecture works
Cisco SD-WAN is a secure, cloud-scale architecture that is open, programmable, and scalable. Managed through the Cisco vManage console you can quickly establish an SD-WAN overlay fabric to connect data centers, branches, campuses, and colocation facilities to improve network speed, security, and efficiency.
Deploy SD-WAN your way with Cisco DNA software
Simple, flexible software subscription suites help you achieve the latest software-defined WAN innovations and provide centralized management with security, application-aware policies, segmentation, and optimization for cloud connectivity.
As the use of business-critical, cloud-based applications and tools continue to increase, distributed organizations with multiple remote offices are switching from performance-inhibited wide-area networks (WANs) to software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) architectures. SD-WAN offers business application steering, cost savings, and performance for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, as well as unified communication services. However, SD-WAN has its own shortcomings—especially when it comes to security with direct internet access.
Fortinet FortiGate Secure SD-WAN includes best-of-breed next-generation firewall (NGFW) security, SD-WAN, advanced routing, and WAN optimization capabilities, delivering a security-driven networking WAN edge transformation in a unified offering. Fortinet received second consecutive NSS Labs “Recommended” rating in the SD-WAN Group Test. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN delivered the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Mbps among all eight vendors.
Fortinet SD-WAN Retail Case Study
IT for the
Future of Retail
Protect the network with bulletproof security
With Meraki MX unified threat management (UTM) appliances, retailers no longer have to worry about security breaches sneaking in through branch locations.
Have CIPA-compliant content filtering or PCI-compliant intrusion protection on your network with Cisco’s SNORT® engine, your network will always be protected by industry-leading Advanced Malware Protection (AMP).
Increase security and efficiency at a lower operational cost with SD-WAN capabilities built into every MX security appliance.