Bluefin and SoftPoint Partner for Comprehensive PCI-Validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Solution for POS Systems 

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Bluefin and SoftPoint Partner for Comprehensive PCI-Validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Solution for POS Systems 

08/29/2018

Bluefin, a provider of payment security, today announced a partnership with SoftPoint, a provider of software and services for the hospitality industry, to provide Bluefin’s PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution through SoftPoint’s Datapoint mobile application.

SoftPoint offers a fully integrated hospitality management system that is designed to enhance Restaurant, Retail, and Hotel activities. SoftPoint uses cutting edge technology, smart terminals, and innovation that results in solutions that streamline merchant operations, reduce processing cost, eliminate fraudulent charge backs and now, with the integration to Bluefin, reduces risk, providing merchant customers with a better overall experience.

Bluefin enables PCI-validated P2PE on partner platforms with their Decryptx® Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product, which allows gateways, applications, and processors to directly connect to Bluefin for the P2PE service. Together, the three companies can now offer a joint solution that provides Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE product on a mobile payment terminal that can transmit data to various POS platforms, such as NCR Aloha, Micros and PosiTouch to name a few.

Leveraging Bluefin’s Decryptx platform, SoftPoint gateway, and SoftPoint’s DataPoint mobile application, the joint solution is the first fully integrated payment solution for any legacy or cloud based point of sales, offering PCI-validated P2PE. In addition to NCR Aloha, SoftPoint support a number of major POS platforms including Brink, Dinerware, Focus, Maitre'D, MICROS, POSitouch, Squirrel, Aireus, XPIENT and in the next quarter many popular Property Management Systems like Opera.

Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution secures credit and debit card transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point of entry device, preventing clear-text cardholder data from being available in the device or the merchant’s system where it could be exposed to malware. Data decryption is only done offsite in a Bluefin hardware security module (HSM).