Bluefin Payment Systems has launched the PCI PTS–approved P2PE POI PAX S300 and S500 devices for stand-alone and semi integrated applications with EMV on its PayConex payment platform.
The company said that its PCI-validated P2PE solution encrypts cardholder data within the PCI P2PE approved PAX S300 and S500 devices, preventing clear-text cardholder data from being available in an organisation’s system and network where it could be accessible in the event of a data breach.
This process devalues the card data making it useless to hackers and the card data is not decrypted until it reaches Bluefin’s decryption environment.
Bluefin chief innovation officer Ruston Miles said: “PCI validated P2PE constitutes a critical element of card data security since it shields the entire payment ecosystem at the point of sale and as such renders any potential data theft completely useless.
“As a secondary benefit, the resulting PCI scope reduction can lead to significant time, resource and cost savings for any participating merchant. We are very excited to be extending the utility of our P2PE solution with the PAX devices.”
Both the PAX S500 and S300 can be equipped with one of four different applications. Two of the apps run the device in ‘stand-alone’ mode, interfacing directly with Bluefin’s PayConex Virtual Terminal or API.
Furthermore, the devices can also be loaded with two versions of the application for “semi-integrated” mode that enables Bluefin’s merchants and ISV partners to integrate their own custom point of sale (POS) software to the device from a web browser. All applications allow EMV through Bluefin’s PayConex gateway.