Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in driving connected commerce, and Cybera, an information technology (IT) leader in software-defined wide-area-networks (SD-WAN), are partnering to securely connect physical systems and digital operations for service stations with a unified, easy-to-manage platform.

Combining the companies’ respective core retail competencies, the new solution securely and conveniently connects store-based payment systems with cloud-based computing operations. The innovative solution dramatically simplifies the growing complexity that gas and service station operators face at remote locations by managing cloud-based solutions, payment networks and other sensitive applications and services. The software-defined nature of the platform enables it to run on any network, preserving existing infrastructure investments while optimizing availability, uptime and speed-to-market for new and next generation services.

“We are excited about working with a global leader like Diebold Nixdorf to bring the market a much needed solution that can quickly and securely scale to meet the customer experience anywhere,” said Andrew Lev, Chief Executive Officer, Cybera.

The Diebold Nixdorf i–SERVICE STATION eco-system is an end-to-end solution portfolio for fuel retailers. This solution platform will be enhanced with Cybera’s secure SD-WAN solution. Cybera’s solution accelerates Diebold Nixdorf’s ability to remotely and securely scale their point-of-sale (POS) suite of applications across a global footprint. To protect against security breaches, Cybera combines a defense-in-depth approach with industry leading micro-segmentation, isolating each application into its own virtual network with custom security and performance policies.

“We work closely with our customers to identify business needs and collaboratively develop solutions that will streamline their operations. We know that any downtime or slow performance can translate into lost sales and unhappy consumers,” said Horst von Wels, Diebold Nixdorf Vice President and Head of Service Stations International. “This partnership enables us to offer a solution to the market that will provide a more secure, compliant and reliable way for our customers to optimize cost while enabling a smooth cloud transition of applications and services.”