With the bulk of corporate budgets being spent at the datacenter, most IT people and their monitoring and security solutions are deployed in a datacenter or at corporate headquarters, leaving little if any visibility out to the edges of the distributed network. Although network-enabled POS systems have been around for a couple of decades now, it is only very recently that businesses have begun to understand how critical it is to monitor them. Fortunately, performance and security technologies seen more commonly in the datacenter space have become small enough and affordable enough to be deployed at POS locations.