Audit Explorer

audit_product-photoOur Audit Explorer creates a comprehensive catalog of all critical systems data – including file system, configuration, settings, personalization and operator privileges – for the purposes of PCI compliance, software deployment and verification, problem determination, software consistency and data mining.

What is being audited?

  • Date, time, size, file distribution attributes
  • CRC value – for every file on the file system
  • Store options
  • Terminal options
  • Personalization settings
  • The contents of INI and properties files
  • Logical file names
  • Processes and background applications
  • Hardware items – drive partitions, system memory, etc.

Functional Benefits

  • Near real-time monitoring of critical files
  • Automated exception based reporting
  • Email alert capability
  • Filtered alerts directed only to appropriate personnel

ROI Benefits

  • Simplifies compliance with PCI standards by reducing manual workload, and replacing multiple inefficient processes for maintaining and assessing compliance
  • Reduces the risk of store downtime through proactive POS infrastructure monitoring and system maintenance
  • Facilitates a proactive versus reactive stance to POS issues allowing for greater flexibility with resources

Improved Operations

  • Implement regional personalization settings at the point of sale to accommodate local needs, and a version monitoring system to ensure continued accuracy
  • Preemptively monitor store systems to reduce business interruptions and improve IT and Help Desk efficiency

Architectural Benefits

  • No point-of-sale application coding
  • No integration required
  • Deployment is rapid and can be handled remotely
  • Utilizes a plug-in architecture to easily extend the scope of audit-able content
  • No need for additional hardware at each store; a PC/server at corporate will communicate directly with each store controller, and clients only communicate with the corporate devices
  • Scalable design with minimal impact on enterprise hardware and network infrastructure