We all rely on the Internet for work and play, so much so that storing our data online has become a convenience that we take for granted. Not many actually know what goes into keeping your data secure from hacking and data breaches, so it’s understandable why some may hesitate to use an online POS system for your business.
Let’s take a look at Qashier’s online POS system and the many layers of security included that rival, if not surpass, offline methods. First, let’s find out the difference between an online and offline system.
Online versus offline POS
An offline POS system operates without an internet connection, storing all its transaction data locally on the device itself. This can sometimes mean that updates and data backups require manual handling.
On the other hand, an online POS system like Qashier leverages an internet connection to supercharge your efficiency. It stores all its transaction data safely in the cloud, ensuring users can access it anywhere. Additionally, the online system benefits from automatic updates and real-time data synchronisation, making it a more fluid and connected solution for businesses that operate in multiple locations or need constant access to their sales data. Here’s what Qashier adds to its smart POS system to make it secure and safe for merchants to use for their sales transactions:
1. Dynamic QR Payments: Ensuring accurate and fraud-free transactions
One of the most significant security features of Qashier is the Dynamic QR payments. Unlike traditional static QR codes, which remain constant and can be a potential target for malicious tampering or fraudulent activities, dynamic QR codes are designed to change with every single transaction.
This evolving nature of the QR code for each transaction acts as a moving target, making it extremely difficult for fraudsters to exploit. By utilising Dynamic QR payments, businesses can be confident that their payments match the intended amount and are genuine. Essentially, it’s a double win: ensuring accurate payments while drastically reducing the chances of fraudulent transactions.
2. Real-time Sales Transaction Dashboard: Transparency at your fingertips
Qashier offers a real-time sales transaction dashboard on the POS terminal, the Qashier app, and QashierHQ. This feature ensures businesses can monitor their transactions in real-time, giving them more control and insight into their sales.
This omnipresence of your sales data means that whether you’re at the storefront ringing up sales, on the move with your mobile, or working remotely via QashierHQ, you’re always connected to the live pulse of your business. Business owners and managers can swiftly react to sales trends, identify best-selling products, or address any discrepancies as they happen.
Moreover, the real-time dashboard becomes a powerful analytical tool. It offers a granular view of sales patterns, helping businesses strategise better, make informed inventory decisions, and even tailor marketing efforts.
3. User Permission Settings: Control who sees what
With Qashier’s advanced user permission settings, business owners and administrators can fine-tune the access granted to different employees, ensuring that individuals only view or modify data relevant to their roles. For instance, a cashier might only need to process transactions, while a manager might need broader access to sales reports and inventory data. By customising these permissions, Qashier allows businesses to maintain a tight grip on data confidentiality.
But this tailored access isn’t just about keeping things neat; it’s a strategic move in bolstering security. Limiting data exposure to only essential personnel diminishes the potential risk of accidental data leaks or mismanagement. Moreover, in the unfortunate event of any internal security threats, this compartmentalised access ensures that potential damage is contained.
4. The Power of Google Cloud: State-of-the-art security
Qashier isn’t just about its inherent features. It’s powered by Google Cloud, which benefits from Google-class security. This includes:
- Real-time AI security: Leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to detect and prevent threats proactively. The system can proactively identify potential threats or anomalies by analysing patterns, behaviours, and vast data points. This means that before a breach or malicious activity becomes a tangible threat, it is already on the offensive, neutralising risks.
- Defensive detector and security protocol: Google Cloud’s Chronicle Security Operations suite adapts seamlessly across various environments—the cloud, your enterprise, or any data source, regardless of its scale. It is specifically designed to detect, investigate, and respond to threats in record time, ensuring the highest level of security for businesses.
5. PCI DSS Certified: Payment security at its best
For those who may not be familiar, PCI DSS certification is to “payments”, what SSL is to “websites”. As highlighted by Visa, it’s a comprehensive set of standards designed to ensure that all companies accepting, processing, storing, or transmitting credit card information maintain a secure environment. It’s a protective shield against the potential vulnerabilities of credit card transactions, minimising the risk of data breaches and fraudulent activities.
Like VISA, Qashier’s payment security is PCI DSS certified, underscoring its commitment to offering secure and reliable payment solutions.
6. Protection Against Threats: DOS attacks and more
DOS (Denial of Service) attacks have become more prevalent in today’s digital landscape. These attacks aim to overwhelm a system or network with excessive requests, rendering it unusable and effectively disrupting services. Such interruptions lead to an immediate loss in sales or customer experience and damage a brand’s reputation in the long run.
Recognising the severity and increasing frequency of these threats, Qashier has taken proactive steps to fortify its defences. Beyond just traditional security measures, Qashier employs advanced mechanisms specifically tailored to counteract DOS attacks. These measures are designed to identify and mitigate abnormal spikes in traffic or requests, thereby preventing potential service disruptions.
7. Unparalleled Data Encryption: Safeguarding customer information
Qashier understands the sanctity of customer information. That’s why it has adopted high levels of data encryption to protect customer details, ensuring businesses and their clients peace of mind.
Data encryption isn’t merely a technical process for Qashier—it’s a pledge of trust. Using advanced encryption methodologies, Qashier ensures that customer details are transformed into a code to prevent unauthorised access. This means that even if data were to be intercepted, it remains indecipherable and useless to malicious entities.
Keeping your data secure with Qashier
While the appeal of offline POS systems is understood, businesses need to recognise the advancements in online POS security. With platforms like Qashier, not only do companies get a seamless operational experience, but they also benefit from state-of-the-art security features that keep both their and their customer’s data safe. The future is online, and with Qashier, it’s secure, too.
More about Qashier
Qashier offers multiple digital solutions, including QR code table ordering, table management (F&B), employee management, customer relationship management (loyalty programs), inventory management, data analytics, and cashless payments, in an all-in-one device.
Qashier promises a seamless setup within 10 minutes, without the need for technical expertise. It boasts a user-friendly interface that is simple for anyone to learn and use. If you require assistance, you’ll find 7 days-a-week responsive technical support from your local team.
Try the Qashier app for free on your own Android device! With just one terminal, you’ll be able to accept an array of payment types, from major credit cards, e-wallets and EFTPOS. Speak to us to see how Qashier Smart POS can meet your business needs. Schedule a meeting with us here, or reach out via email [email protected].