Bluefin Partners with EchoSat for PCI-Validated P2PE

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Bluefin Partners with EchoSat for PCI-Validated P2PE

08/28/2015
Bluefin Payment Systems entered into a new partnership with EchoSat, Inc., a leading provider of payments security and redundancy, and managed network and firewall services to protect point-of-sale systems from security breaches. The partnership will further enhance data security for EchoSat clients through the implementation of Bluefin’s Decryptx PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) service, which will provide additional protection by encrypting payment data directly at the point of interface (POI).

This comes as the FBI and other agencies warn that criminals are developing new strains of point-of-sale malware that can defeat standard security precautions.
 
EchoSat serves a wide variety of clients, including restaurants.
 
Bluefin became the first North American PCI-validated P2PE solution provider in March 2014. PCI-validated P2PE secures card transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point of entry swipe or keypad device, preventing clear-text cardholder data from being available in the device or the merchant’s system where it could be exposed to malware. Bluefin’s Decryptx Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product provides all of the security of Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution suite with no change to a merchant’s processing or acquiring relationship.
 
EchoSat and Bluefin both take pride in the fact that their security solutions are 100% PCI compliant. Bluefin is a Participating Organization (PO) of the PCI Council and a validated Level 1 PCI DSS Compliant Service Provider. Bluefin Chief Innovation Officer Ruston Miles assisted with the development of the recent updated P2PE standard, as part of an industry feedback group for PCI SSC.
 
Through the partnership, EchoSat clients will have access to PCI-validated P2PE on the EchoSat SPG and PaySafe SPG platforms, with Bluefin providing the devices, key injection, shipping and chain of custody for EchoSat clients.