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Yesway Secures POS With Acumera

Deal gives c-store chain access to suite of security and monitoring apps
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  Yesway has partnered with Acumera to deliver a program designed to secure its POS systems and store digital estate. The convenience-store chain also gains access to a suite of Acumera apps that provide security, remote access, storewide monitoring and analytics, supported by Acumera's network operations center and its compliance tools.

"Acumera's technology, services and team have become an extension of our IT department," said Doug New, chief technology officer of Yesway. "They are able to alleviate much of the compliance burden through their PCI (Payment Card Industry) tools, whole-store network management and cloud-based dashboard."

Acumera, a managed network service provider (MNSP), will provide Yesway stores with network support, outage detection and port-level visibility of all network devices through Acumera's proprietary AcuVigil Dashboard. In addition, Acumera will deploy its catalog of security, monitoring, analytics and PCI compliance tools. Acumera's app-based architecture aims to reduce the number of third-party connections and devices at Yesway stores.

Yesway will leverage Acumera's full suite of services using its patent-protected technology, said William Morrow, chairman and CEO of Acumera.

Acumera's new AcuLink Endpoint app will enable Yesway staff and third-party technicians to remotely connect to the POS, as well as endpoint devices, in a manner that meets certain PCI requirements.

West Des Moines, Iowa-based Yesway ranked No. 17 in the Top 40 update to CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of retail outlets. CSP will release the complete 2020 list in June.

Acumera, based in Austin, Texas, provides managed security and network visibility for the payment systems and operations of multisite convenience stores. Since 2002, Acumera has managed and secured thousands of retail networks.

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