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Bluefin’s PayConex Plus Payment Platform Gets EMV Certification From First Data

Bluefin Payment Systems, the provider of PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) payment solutions for retail, health care and higher education, announced Tuesday (March 4) the EMV certification of its PayConex Plus Payment Platform by First Data, the global payment technology company.

In a press release, Bluefin said PayConex Plus offers a variety of solutions for mobile, unattended, retail, mail/telephone order and international acceptance and is backed by multicurrency processing and multilingual support capabilities. The platform features PCI-validated P2PE and EMV for both merchants and integrated point-of-sale (POS) providers, including the GoChip SDK for EMV integration as well as Ingenico RBA Terminal Support. PayConex Plus also integrates to major shopping carts online, Bluefin said in the press release.

“2016 was a record year for data breaches, with the Identity Theft Resource Center reporting 1,093 in the U.S.,” said Ruston Miles, Bluefin’s chief innovation officer, in the statement. “EMV is an integral part of a holistic payment security approach because it authenticates the actual card and is a complement to PCI-validated P2PE for securing card data in motion and tokenization for securing card data at rest. We’re very pleased to bring this triumvirate of security to our clients through our PayConex Plus platform.”

According to Bluefin, PayConex Plus can support multi-lane retail, mobile and unattended environments with the line of PCI- and P2PE-certified Ingenico devices, including the Ingenico iCMP, Ingenico iSC Touch 250, Ingenico iUC 285, Ingenico iPP320 and iPP350, and Ingenico iWL252 and iWL258. The EMV certification also extends to two additional mobile devices, the Anywhere Commerce Nomad 2.0 and the BBPOS Limited WisePad, the company said. The EMV certification comes just a couple weeks after Bluefin announced a new partnership with international online payments and fraud and data management solutions provider First Atlantic Commerce (FAC). Through the partnership, Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution will be used to help expand the data security for companies utilizing FAC’s payment gateway.

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