SkyWire Announces EMV Certification With Shift4

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SkyWire, an enterprise technology provider for the hospitality industry, completes EMV certification with payment gateway provider, Shift4 Corporation.

SkyWire, an enterprise technology provider for the hospitality industry, has completed its EMV certification with payment gateway provider Shift4 Corporation. Following the liability shift of October 2015, U.S. merchants have continued to work towards EMV compliance, though it has been a slow transition. EMV compliance by the merchant and device provider helps protect merchants from credit and debit card fraud, which has been on the rise in recent years.

The more card data that is stored on a point-of-sale terminal, server, or with their payment processor, the more vulnerable a merchant is. Layers of security – including chip and pin verification, tokenization, and P2PE – work together to give merchants and their customers the protection from a data breach they need by minimizing the amount of cardholder data stored.

“At the end of the day, EMV is a card-present authentication tool that protects merchants from fraudulent charges stemming from card data stolen in previous breaches. Shift4’s TrueTokenization and True P2PE solutions prevent merchants from becoming the source of the next costly data breach by securing sensitive cardholder data at every entry point. We are excited to work with our friends and partners at SkyWire to offer their customers this complete package – providing the strongest payment security available today,” says Daniel Montellano, Shift4 director of strategic business development.

Minimizing the scope of the cardholder data environment by eliminating cardholder data from every environment possible is not only the best strategy for diminishing the risk of cardholder data compromise, it also greatly reduces the number of applicable PCI DSS requirements. Thomas Castleberry, SkyWire COO says, “EMV certification through Shift4 allows us to offer our clients the most secure credit card transactions available on the market today. Combined with the knowledge that their assets are being stored at a tier IV gold data center, SkyWire customers can now experience greatly reduced PCI scope. We look forward to continuing a close partnership with Shift4 in the future to further improve data security and simplify payment processing for our mutual clients.”

About SkyWire

SkyWire is an award winning, global provider of enterprise-grade technologies for the hospitality industry. SkyWire's cloud based solution set includes Point-of-Sale, Property Management, Spa, and Workforce Management systems; all centered on our patented mobile marketing technology. SkyWire delivers world-class, core enterprise technologies that are versatile, secure and resilient. For more information, visit

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About Shift4 Corporation

Shift4 stands alone as the last major player in the payments space to remain independent, self funded, and merchant focused. Our DOLLARS ON THE NET® payment gateway comes with all the bells and whistles: pre- and post-settlement auditing, fraud controls, support for new technologies like EMV and mobile, secure connections to nearly every major bank and processor in North America, and 350+ certified integrations to leading POS, PMS, and e-commerce platforms. Shift4 invests heavily in payment security – we invented tokenization and own eight payment-security patents. We empower our 33,000+ merchant customers with the flexibility to customize our secure payment processing solutions to fit their business. Learn more at

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