Bluefin and Plug’n Pay Technologies Announce Partnership for PCI-Validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)

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Plug’n Pay will provide their clients the security, PCI scope reduction and brand protection of P2PE, backed by Bluefin’s integrated payment processing.

“With this new partnership, our merchants can now expect to benefit from increased security, reduced PCI scope and reduced PCI compliance costs, all with no additional development required. That is a Win/Win in my book,” said David Price, President, Plug’n Pay Technologies.

Bluefin, the leading provider of payment security technologies including PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail, hospitality, healthcare, and higher education, has announced a new partnership with Plug’n Pay Technologies, a leading secure internet authorization provider, to provide Plug’n Pay clients PCI-validated P2PE through the company’s WebXpress™ Processing Gateway.

Plug’n Pay offers the industry’s most feature-rich, easy-to-integrate processing gateway, along with a wide array of leading-edge premium products that enable customers to maximize online and point-of-sale profits, reduce fraud risks, and build customer loyalty. With the company’s Payments as a Service model, there are no web server or hosting requirements. Surcharging, Convenience Fees, Billing Presentment, Recurring Billing, and Membership Management are just a few of their product offerings.

“We have been looking for a viable, robust P2PE solution for quite a while. Our merchants have been asking for a way to increase security, reduce PCI scope, and its associated significant cost. Bluefin’s P2PE solution addresses these needs on all points,” said David Price, President, Plug’n Pay Technologies. “Since 1996, when the company was first formed, PnP has always allowed its merchants to help drive product development based on their needs. So it was important for us to be able to answer their demands for a fully integrated P2PE solution.”

“With this new partnership, our merchants can now expect to benefit from increased security, reduced PCI scope and reduced PCI compliance costs, all with no additional development required. That is a Win/Win in my book,” added Price.

The Bluefin/ Plug’n Pay P2PE offering secures credit and debit card transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point of entry device. This prevents clear-text cardholder data from being available within the device, or in the merchant’s system where exposure to malware is possible. Data decryption always occurs offsite in a Bluefin hardware security module (HSM), ensuring the highest level of security.

“Plug’n Pay Technologies provides a complete suite of processing solutions for companies across the U.S.,” said Greg Cornwell, Chief Revenue Officer, Bluefin. “Not only is the company innovative in their approach to sales and serving their clients, but they are clearly dedicated to providing the gold standard of payment security with PCI-validated P2PE. This security solution will provide numerous cost and efficiency savings to their clients, while protecting payments through every point of acceptance.”

About Bluefin

Bluefin specializes in payment and data security technologies that protect point-of-sale (POS) and online transactions. Our security suite includes PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) for retail, call center, mobile and unattended payments, and our ShieldConex® data security platform for the protection of personally Identifiable Information (PII), Personal Health Information (PHI), and payment data entered online. Bluefin is a Participating Organization (PO) of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) and is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in Chicago and Waterford, Ireland. For more information, please visit http://www.bluefin.com.

About Plug’n Pay Technologies

Since 1996, Plug’n Pay Technologies has been on the forefront of bringing secure, reliable eCommerce solutions to businesses of all sizes. Our transaction programs are developed specifically to meet the needs of today’s Internet merchant. Since 1996, more than 100,000 merchants have trusted us to manage their Internet payments.

Plug’n Pay is one of the pioneers of Internet payment solutions, enabling customers to maximize online and point-of-sale profits, reduce risk of fraud, and build customer loyalty with a wide array of leading-edge premium products and services. All of our products are simple to use, fast to integrate, and highly cost effective.

Plug’n Pay’s seamless “plug-in” technology allows merchants to accept and manage both credit card and electronic check payments in a secure environment. Our industry-leading cardholder fee absorbing models maximize merchant savings by allowing merchants to pass the cost of card processing onto the customer. Our “Attendant” product allows customers to manage their own billing profiles significantly for membership and recurring payment, thereby reducing customer service costs. We securely provide connectivity to all of the nation’s largest credit card processors, as well as to the EU and Caribbean, offering merchants the option to work with any bank they prefer.

Our flexible, cost-effective products make it easy for both online and brick-and-mortar retailers to gain a competitive edge by plugging into new profits and reducing risk.

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