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Jackson, MS, United States, 2015/03/04 - Bomgar, the leader in enterprise remote support solutions, announces Rednerís Warehouse Markets is using the Bomgar Remote Support solution to provide efficient, secure technical support for busy store environments - RednersMarkets.com.
ē Rednerís Markets supports approximately 1,300 devices, including point of sale (POS) registers, accounting and inventory management systems, plus PCs and laptops.
ē Bomgar allows Rednerís to meet PCI-DSS compliance regulations when providing remote tech support to 44 warehouse markets and 19 quick shops throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
Providing quality products since 1970, Redner's Warehouse Markets, Inc. is an employee-owned supermarket chain operating 44 warehouse markets and 19 quick shops throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. In addition to groceries, Redner's operates a pharmacy at some of its warehouse markets as well as gas stations at its quick shops.
Redner's six IT support technicians previously provided remote technical support using several tools, including Remote Desktop, PCAnywhere, DameWare and VNC. However, they often had difficulty establishing a connection and had to walk users through the cumbersome process of connecting to Wi-Fi to get an active Internet connection and then access the companyís Virtual Private Network (VPN). Nicholas Hidalgo, director of business technologies for Redner's, knew it was time for a more robust remote support solution.
ďI discovered Bomgar while attending a Dell KACE conference,Ē said Hidalgo. ďAfter viewing a demonstration, I was very impressed with the Bomgar Remote Support solutionís many features and the ease with which it provides a connection to the user's device," said Hidalgo. ďIt makes it possible to connect to a device without multiple steps whether the device is connected to our VPN or not, making it much easier to provide help more quickly and with less frustration."
Implementing Bomgar meant Redner's technicians no longer faced a hurdle when establishing sessions to support the company's approximately 1,300 devices, including 700 point of sale (POS) registers, 400 back office machines handling tasks such as accounting and inventory management and 200 corporate PCs and laptops. "In addition to simplifying connections, we've configured Bomgar so that it is trusted by our applications, eliminating the need to bypass a lot of safeguards that would normally lock an application down and prevent the execution of system-level tasks," said Hidalgo.
Security was also an important feature for Hidalgo. "As PCI payment security standards evolved, we realized we needed to enhance security with respect to connecting to our POS registers." To protect the security of the application data in transit, Bomgar uses 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) SSL to encrypt all communications. Bomgarís appliance-based architecture, which is hosted within Redner's network and firewall, unifies support activity and collects all of the support session data, including a video recording, in a secure central repository. The Bomgar appliance gives the IT team control over sensitive data and visibility into remote support activity. "We really like having the appliance and the video capture capability. The security controls that Bomgar provides was a real selling point for us."
Redner's (rednersmarkets.com) has also benefited from Bomgar's complete integration with the Dell KACE systems management solution. Bomgar enables seamless remote support and secure chat from the Dell KACE platform. Technicians can launch a remote support session directly from Dell KACE and session details, such as chat transcripts and notes, are appended to the record when the remote support session ends.
Hidalgo noted how integral Bomgar has become integral to the way his IT support team works. "We rely on Bomgar every day to effectively assist our users. It has cut our time-to-resolution by more than 50 percent. It has met all of my expectations and then some. I simply can't imagine a better remote support solution."
Bomgar (bomgar.com) is the leader in enterprise remote support solutions for easily and securely supporting computing systems and mobile devices. The companyís products help organisations improve tech support efficiency and performance by enabling them to securely support nearly any device or system, anywhere in the world including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry and more. More than 9,000 organizations across 65 countries have deployed Bomgar to rapidly improve customer satisfaction while dramatically reducing costs. Bomgar is privately held with offices in Jackson, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Paris, London and Singapore.