Efficiency through Automation

The Retail industry is a dynamic, and constantly evolving. Whereas ecommerce has played an increasingly vital role in recent years, its influence has risen significantly with recent events. Consumers have flocked to the internet to order goods at an unprecedented rate, dramatically elevating demand and technology requirements among retailers – especially when it comes to logistics and distribution. Consumers expect a real-time understanding of product availability, the ability to easily track purchased items from point to point, and an efficient delivery time. Retail’s distribution centers and warehouses are under pressure to meet these requirements. To do so, a cloud-driven network solution is necessary, to securely enable the systems, users, devices and applications to connect and maintain retail’s critical distribution operations. Customers expect high performance from retail networks—whether they are trying to complete an ecommerce transaction, make a purchase in person, utilize an in-store kiosk, or use a store’s wireless access point to access information via mobile phone. Any cybersecurity technology that reduces network performance will negatively impact customer experience and/or decrease employee productivity.

Our Systems provide comprehensive control of heterogeneous environments, including servers, desktops, ATM/kiosks, POS/retails, and mobile devices. Discover, monitor, manage and control all system components from one central screen. As digital innovation and the need to provide omnichannel shopping experiences drive network transformation, retail cybersecurity becomes more vital and more complex.

Critical Technology Challenges and Core Competencies

The retail industry faces unprecedented technology challenges when it comes to distribution and the supply chain. Implementing the right platforms, has never been more critical.


Supply Chain Visibility

With more shoppers turning to ecommerce for of purchase goods, leveraging strategic, interconnected digital platforms to stay on top of supply and demand is crucial to a retail business. When it comes to digital transformation in retail, more so in distribution and the supply chain, having the visibility into on-hand merchandise and establishing a link between data centers and distribution centers is a major challenge.

Capacity Management

Capacity management and readiness are a significant undertaking. This includes the operational capacity to support influxes of goods going in and out of distribution centers; it includes the network capacity to keep manufacturing devices and users connected at all times – even as assets move and the conditions in the environment change – to prevent any disruptions in service.

Supporting and Scaling for Future Demand

Scaling for future demands as volume increases on a day-to-day basis is another obstacle. Demand has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels, making scalability markedly challenging to solve. For retailers and their distribution centers, this could mean scaling out to seamlessly bring new business sites online, scaling best practices across the business from one part of the organization into another, and scaling out through interconnections with internal and external platforms and ecosystems. All of these go-forward challenges and goals require a flexible, adaptable, open platform. In the same vein, reliability of transportation in moving product from one place to another is a critical function.

Wi-Fi 6 Connectivity for Dynamic and Harsh Environments

Robust Wi-Fi connectivity for all users, devices, applications and IoT assets – optimized for dynamic and harsh environments without a disruption or drop-in service. Wi-Fi infrastructure to provide the coverage and capacity needs to securely support new and legacy devices across all warehouse and distribution environments. Distributed control plane in which wireless APs actively manage available bandwidth, provide seamless roaming, distribute client load, and adapt to unpredictable conditions.

Cloud-Based Centralized Management

End-to-end wired and wireless management from a single pane of glass enabled by robust, scalable cloud-based infrastructure. Delivers comprehensive visibility and control for all users, devices, and IoT/IIoT assets across distributed, cross-functional retail, distribution, and fulfillment sites.

Analytics via AI and Machine Learning

Business and network analytics powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning provides valuable insights across all environments and connected devices/clients/things from centralized platform. Provides superior performance, troubleshooting, and remediation for continuous service delivery and availability to prevent operational disruptions and improve efficiency. Easy to digest reporting views for both real-time and historical network usage/health

Fabric-Based Infrastructure

Scalable, resilient, flexible network infrastructure to support a converged network for production/distribution, back office, and physical security networks. Seamless role-based network onboarding, authentication, and segmentation guarantees appropriate network access and automates IT operations. Open-API platform to support and enable an interconnected digital ecosystem

End-to-End Security

Robust wired and wireless network security to keep the business’ data, employees, and connected assets protected across all supporting sites. Cloud-driven network infrastructure provides seamless authentication/onboarding for all new/legacy devices, granular configuration of identity-based network/application access, intelligent monitoring of internal/external threats, and actionable analytics driven by AI/machine learning.

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