ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bluefin, the leading provider of payment security technologies and PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, and higher education, today announced the release of their new white paper, The Value of Point-to-Point Encryption in Point-of-Interaction (POI) Environments.
The white paper overviews the POI threat landscape and details how criminals obtain access to cardholder data (CHD), while exploring the evolution of P2PE, the differences between certified and non-certified encryption solutions, benefits of PCI-validated P2PE solutions in POI and point-of-sale (POS) environments, including compliance management and scope reduction, and the roles of tokenization, EMV and P2PE in protecting payment data.
Bluefin was the first company in North America to receive PCI validation for a P2PE solution in March 2014. In October of 2014, Bluefin introduced its Decryption as a Service offering, Decryptx®, which enables payment gateways, processors and ISV’s to provide Bluefin’s P2PE solution through their platforms and direct to their clients. The company has over 100 connected P2PE partners serving clients in 30 countries, with more than 40 PCI certified P2PE devices to choose from.
“When you factor in first-mover advantage, managing over 100 connected partner integrations, thousands of device implementations in 30 countries and more supported device models and key injection facilities than any other provider, Bluefin has perhaps more P2PE experience than any company in the world,” said Ruston Miles, Bluefin’s Chief Strategy Officer.
“Our goal with this whitepaper is to share that experience in a comprehensive manner that takes the reader through the most important considerations when it comes to evaluating encryption and payment security technologies,” added Ruston. “We are seeing more and more large retailers, major processors, restaurants, and enterprises adopting certified P2PE solutions over those that are not certified, to get the highest degree of cost reduction and compliance down-scoping that only PCI P2PE solutions can provide.”
The paper details:
- PCI-validated P2PE solutions
- Non-listed Encryption Solution Assessments (NESA)
- The POI threat landscape
- How criminals obtain access to payment card data
- P2PE compliance management and scope reduction benefits
- The roles of EMV and tokenization in payment security
- The SAQ P2PE
- A semi-integrated approach
Bluefin provides the leading payment security platform that supports payment gateways, processors and ISV’s in 30 countries. Bluefin’s secure payment platform is key to the holistic approach to data security. Designed to complement EMV and tokenization, Bluefin’s PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions provide a solid security defense against current and future data breaches. Bluefin supports point of sale solutions for retail, mobile, call center and kiosk/unattended environments, and secure Ecommerce technologies. Bluefin is a Participating Organization (PO) of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) and is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in New York, Chicago, Tulsa and Waterford, Ireland. For more information, please visit https://www.bluefin.com/.