Payments technology provider Elavon has partnered with Systems Innovators (SI), a revenue management and centralised cashiering provider, to secure government payment data.
Under the partnership, government agencies will deploy Elavon-SI’s EMV (Europay, Mastercard and VISA) credit card processing system that will help protect citizens’ information and prevent fraud.
Currently government agencies of the city of Anaheim, California; and St. Louis, Missouri are using Elavon-SI system. Newport News, Virginia, and Hennepin County in Minnesota are set to migrate to the Elavon-SI solution in 2017.
The government-focused solution will club SI’s centralized cashiering and revenue management software iNovah with Elavon’s Simplify, an EMV-certified solution that enhances security by adding point-to-point encryption and tokenisation to isolate sensitive payment card data from the point-of-sale.
Elavon said that the solution will eliminate the need for government employees to enter credit card payments manually into their revenue management systems. It will also provide a secure way to authorise payments from a variety of sources, such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
System Innovators executive vice president Jeff Sumner said: “We are focused on delivering the most trusted central cashiering and revenue management systems for U.S. governments and utilities. Partnering with Elavon on this certified EMV product designed specifically for those entities, helps them accept EMV and chip card payments, while mitigating the risk of credit card fraud.”
Elavon executive vice president and head of business development Ian Drysdale said: “It’s more imperative than ever for government agencies to protect themselves from fraud vulnerabilities. We’re excited that government entities are now using Elavon-SI’s system to help keep their citizens’ payment card data safe and secure.”