Security

We'll do more than put it in a lockbox.

We know that your data is your life. We protect your data by closing off the loopholes by which viruses and thieves can come in and take control of your system. You won't have to learn any new operating system, but underneath it all, we're protecting you.

LINUX WHAT NOW?

We utilize a custom Linux OS for our software — but you'd never know. You won't have to learn anything new, and your employees won't have access to Internet browsers or e-mail. Here's just a few benefits to using a Linux-based operating system for your point of sale.

SAFER CODE

Most viruses are written to attack Windows code because there’s little environmental diversity. When you’re running a Windows system, it’s incredibly vulnerable to viruses, trojans, and sabotage.

 

REDUNDANT REDUNDANCY

Aeris POS solutions feature local and cloud-based redundancy. Our synchronization method keeps the local network integrity in tact while maintaining upstream accuracy, which ensures that your data is fully protected at each level. You never have to worry about data loss with Aeris solutions.

LOCKED SYSTEM

On top of that, Linux stops the damage from social engineering viruses and malware because users don’t have root access. While these viruses have an easy time spreading on Windows devices, there are more steps and more warning flags on Linux machines to prevent users from accidentally spreading dangerous malware throughout the entire system.

 

YOU CONTROL YOUR DATA

Access levels are completely at your control with Aeris POS solutions. You decide who has access to what information, and we make it happen. We believe that you should be able to distribute and use your own data however you want, and we’ll work with you to make that happen.

IS WINDOWS REALLY THAT VULNERABLE?

  • Viruses do not need root password to install themselves

 

  • 99% of all PC viruses written for Windows

 

  • Often, managers and employees download apps, surf the Internet, run spreadsheets, download music, & check email, leaving the POS open to vulnerabilities.
  • This can occur even if using an office computer on the same network as the POS.

 

  • Anyone connected through an Internet access point can invite viruses to your system.

 

  • Not only will your system be down for days, but getting back online will cost thousands.

WHY DOES AERIS POS USE A CUSTOM LINUX OS?

  • Viruses need a root password to affect the system
  • If your password is confidential and strong enough, OS is completely secure

 

  • A virus written for one distribution will not affect the others

 

  • Our terminals will not run outside software
  • A virus would need to be written for our specific customized OS
  • Our Linux terminals run on a closed network, so no accidental indirect infections

 

EMV LIABILITY AND YOU

EMV is here to stay. If you're not compliant by now, you should be. Aeris has already done the work of getting EMV certified on our software and hardware. The only thing missing is you.