Many restaurants still use the old point of sale systems, usually because of a busy schedule or cost restraints. However, these old machines often store a lot of data that is not supposed to be held in the machines. Also, these old systems are missing essential security updates. But most restaurant owners are unaware of this fact, and they continue to use these systems as they are comfortable with it. This is a very dangerous proposition since criminals are getting smarter nowadays, and with old machines they can wreak havoc in a very short amount of time. This calls for the need to update the machines in your restaurant.
There are various options you have while updating your machines used for processing credit card transactions. Always remember to choose machines which are up date with the latest standards in terms of security, and which will be able to update themselves in regular intervals. Getting such machines will help keep your customers’ data safe at all times. This will involve a call to your POS vendor. If you are concerned or confused with this process call your PCI compliance vendor, as they can help point you in the right direction.