Bluefin Payment Systems, a provider of PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail, health care and higher education, announced Tuesday (Oct. 25) that it has introduced a cloud-based hosting option for its Decryptx PCI-validated P2PE product through Amazon Web Services (AWS).
In a press release, the company said Decryptx, Bluefin’s Decryption-as-a-Service (DaaS) product for enabling the company’s PCI-validated P2PE solution on partners’ gateways and processing platforms, allows PCI/DSS providers and merchants to enhance their platform and offer Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution via a simple integration. Keyed, swiped, NFC and EMV data from point-of-sale systems is protected via PCI-validated controls and encryption.
The AWS solution allows Bluefin to provide Decryptx “in the cloud” to Tier 1 and Tier 2 merchants in a Merchant Managed Solution option. This means that merchants can connect directly to Decryptx through AWS — regardless of whether their processor supports the Bluefin product.
“Bluefin is the only provider in the world to offer PCI-validated P2PE through a DaaS delivery model. To date, more than 15 major gateways and processors have connected to Decryptx and are serving thousands of merchant locations,” said Ruston Miles, chief innovation officer at Bluefin, in the press release. “Bluefin has fully redundant data centers in the United States, and service providers and merchants have requested that we extend our high-availability and low-latency decryption service worldwide. Our solution using AWS extends our reach globally.”
The company noted it has been issued two patents this year related to P2PE, Decryptx and the company’s proprietary P2PE Manager for terminal device chain of custody and management. One patent, issued in June, relates to systems and methods for creating fingerprints for encryption devices, including a payment terminal operatively connected to a device management system — the P2PE Manager. The other patent, issued in October, relates to Bluefin’s Decryptx P2PE architecture, as well as payment device and chain-of-custody management.
“The P2PE Manager, together with Decryptx, provides a complete and validated P2PE platform for Bluefin partners and merchants,” said Miles. “Bluefin’s partner connections, device management services and DaaS platform create an encryption ecosystem where merchants are empowered to choose the service providers that fit their business needs without sacrificing security.”