Pivotal Payments' FlexPoint division launches point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solution

Published: June 16, 2015

Pivotal Payments, a leading provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions, announced it has completed certification for point-to-point encryption (P2PE) for its FlexPoint integration platform, further bolstering security at the point of sale by adding the highest level of cardholder data protection available. Along with delivering robust anti-fraud measures, FlexPoint's P2PE solution effectively reduces PCI DSS scope for merchants, ISVs and VARs, lowering the cost and effort needed to achieve and maintain compliance.

FlexPoint's proprietary software encrypts cardholder data directly at the point of sale, rendering it useless to fraudsters without a special decryption key located safely with the processor. Since the encrypted data is sent to a point of secure decryption outside the merchant's environment, in the event of a breach, liability is pushed upstream to the processor. FlexPoint removes many expensive hurdles for PCI certification and also allows POS software developers and vendors to reduce time and cost associated with PA-DSS audits.

Benefits of FlexPoint's P2PE solution include:

"Our P2PE solution presents a compelling value to all stakeholders, beginning with our ISV and VAR partners. We're making it easier for developers, integrators and dealers to offer a certified solution to their merchant clients," said Joe Lane, senior vice president of FlexPoint, a division of Pivotal Payments. "With increasing incidences of payment fraud and data breaches, it's imperative for businesses to have the best protection available to them, which is why we're continuing to develop FlexPoint's hardware, software and middleware platform with security and ease of use in mind."

Along with increasing pressure for better payment security, the upcoming EMV liability shift deadline in the United States and rise of NFC-enabled mobile wallets such as Apple Pay are transforming the payments landscape, pushing demand higher for merchants to upgrade their POS devices. With FlexPoint, business owners can enable a best of breed point of sale solution that accepts virtually every payment type and protects their businesses and clients from rising card fraud.

FlexPoint's P2PE solution is available to ISVs and VARs through its Partner Advantage Program(TM).

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