QSR cybersecurity
QSRs face increased threats from advanced cyberattacks, including ransomware.

Have you been relying on basic anti-virus and anti-malware tools to protect your business? What if you could get the robust, round-the-clock protection you deserve—at a price you can afford?

If you’re in the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry, protecting your business just got a lot easier—and more cost-effective. With the launch of PDI MDR Essential, you now have access to a managed detection and response solution specifically designed to protect small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) against a wide range of security threats.

At PDI, we’ve focused on the SMB segment because it continues to be woefully underserved in the areas of advanced threat detection, prevention, and response. This is especially the case as you continue to deal with the lingering business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just think about it. If you run a QSR business, you were already under extreme pressure to optimize your operations even before the pandemic. Now you face the dual challenges of having to guard against a rising number of cyberthreats while reassessing your entire business model.

What if you could get the same leading-edge protection that much larger entities enjoy—within the realistic constraints of your budget? Cybersecurity should be at the top of your priority list, because it directly impacts two of your most critical challenges:

  1. Navigating the rapid shift toward the digital business model
  2. Supporting the massive growth in mobile ordering and IoT devices

Navigating the rapid shift toward the digital business model

As the pandemic wiped out in-store ordering and dining, QSRs had to double down on the digital business model almost overnight. To remain competitive, you now need a reliable online presence and secure ordering systems to handle digital transactions with both customers and food delivery companies such as Grub Hub and Uber Eats.

If you suffer a data breach or face a ransomware threat that causes even a brief outage, it could bring your online business to a complete stop. Only now you might not have a viable physical business model to bridge the gap until you’re back online and operating again.

Supporting the massive growth in mobile and IoT devices

With diminished indoor dining capacity, a much higher percentage of your business operations now occur beyond the walls of your restaurant. That means you need to consider all the potential threats related to mobile devices. It also means you need a highly secure and reliable Wi-Fi network for:

  • Your staff as they take and fulfill orders on mobile devices
  • Customers as they demand extended Wi-Fi access outside your building
  • Secure POS transactions—regardless of platform—to maintain PCI compliance

In addition to the influx of mobile devices, you also need to secure the growing number of IoT devices on your network, such as self-service kiosks and pick-up lockers, along with a variety of smart appliances.

Yes, these devices bring a new level of convenience and efficiency, but they also represent potentially vulnerable endpoints. After all, you can’t simply plop down any third-party device onto your network and expect that the connection will be automatically secure.

Endpoint protection for your increasingly digital business

The beauty of MDR Essential is that it’s designed to address all of these new challenges. If you lack the in-house IT staff and security expertise to proactively monitor all your business-critical digital solutions, MDR Essential can help do the work for you.

As a fully managed endpoint protection solution, it combines preventative measures with proactive 24/7/365 monitoring and remediation to help keep your business safe from known and emerging threats. And with the comfort of knowing your digital footprint is secure, you can concentrate on:

  • Adapting faster to rapidly changing market conditions
  • Improving your guest experience
  • Growing revenue and profitability

Interested? Learn how to modernize your approach to cybersecurity with MDR Essential.

You can thrive in today’s digital economy. Contact us today to learn how we can help you transform your business.