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AUSTIN, Texas -- Jacksons Food Stores Inc. has selected Acumera, a connection services provider for retail organizations, to build, monitor and manage a secure network for the chain. Acumera's Merchant Gateway, AcuVigil Dashboard and Machine-to-Cloud Integration Engine will interconnect more than 200 locations with more than 1,900 store systems.
"From visibility of individual devices and alerts on potential issues before they have an operational impact, to discreet network segmentation at the switch level and management of broadband carriers, Acumera is now our one source company for our network integration and management," said Patrick Abernathy, director of information technology for Acumera. "Acumera provides sophisticated network services which enable us to provide better remote support for our stores and freeing up staff time to focus on other systems and projects. We believe that enlisting Acumera not only satisfies our functional requirements, but also enhances our ability to conduct better support for our locations."
Acumera's system provides the ability to centrally manage switch segmentation for all remote locations, maintain network segmentation policies that are created within the AcuVigil Dashboard, and push to all remote switches managed within the enterprise, the company said.
"We're pleased to be supporting an industry leader like Jacksons. Acumera's Trusted Connection Services enable complete visibility into store systems for our customers, helping them better operate their business and deliver proactive remote support," said Dirk Heinen, chief executive officer of Acumera. "Security and high availability, built around an exceptionally agile platform, is the new technology baseline for leaders in the convenience store industry."
Jacksons Food Stores currently operates more than 600 company or contracted retail outlets in eight western states.