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TNS, Bluefin align PCI-validated P2PE

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 — 13:42:05 (EDT)

Atlanta, April 20, 2016 -- Industry-leading payments solutions provider, Transaction Network Services (TNS), is partnering with Bluefin Payment Systems to provide Bluefin's Decryptx™ PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution within its Managed POS Encryption suite.

TNS’ Managed POS Encryption service has been designed to provide merchants and processors with a fully managed solution for the transport of encrypted credit, debit and other card-based payment transactions over TNS’ PCI DSS certified network. It also includes support for VeriFone’s VeriShield Total Protect and Ingenico’s On-Guard solutions.

Bluefin is a leading provider of PCI-validated P2PE products for retail, call center, mobile and unattended payment environments. The company’s validated solution secures card transactions by encrypting all data within an approved point of entry swipe or keypad device, preventing clear-text cardholder data from being available in the merchant’s environment where it could be exposed to malware in the event of a data breach.

Through this integration with Bluefin’s Decryptx Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product, TNS will soon offer the security of Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution within its portfolio of Managed POS Encryption products. In partnership, TNS and Bluefin will offer a PCI-validated P2PE solution that is transparent to merchants’ payment processing relationships.

“Our secure payment solutions are designed to help our direct merchant customers and our channel partners’ merchants minimize their PCI-DSS scope and simplify compliance. It also provides tools that enable them to manage the risk associated with handling sensitive cardholder information, regardless of whom they buy their hardware from or who they process with,” said Lisa Shipley, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Payment Network Solutions at TNS.

“On top of providing a secure, reliable global transaction network, we continue to invest in capabilities that make it simpler for merchants to achieve and maintain their compliance and manage their risk associated with handling consumer payment details as this directly contributes to them maintaining their brand integrity and reputation.”

Through the partnership, TNS clients will have access to Bluefin’s P2PE solution through their current integration with TNS, with Bluefin managing the devices, key injection, shipping and chain of custody requirements. Benefits of a PCI-validated P2PE solution for merchants include reduced PCI scope and compliance effort, saving time and audit costs, and the assurance that the solution has been validated by PCI SSC.

“TNS is a leader in payments and telecommunications solutions and has always strived to provide their customers the latest technological advances in security,” said John M. Perry, CEO, Bluefin. “PCI-validated P2PE is an ideal addition to their suite of services and we are very pleased to bring our solution to their clients through their current integration and relationship with TNS.”

Bluefin is speaking on cybersecurity and exhibiting (booth #1137) at this week’s ETA TRANSACT ’16.

About TNS

Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions. TNS offers a broad range of networks and innovative value-added services which enable transactions and the exchange of information in diverse industries such as retail, banking, payment processing, telecommunications and the financial markets.

Founded in 1990 in the United States, TNS has grown steadily and now provides services in over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with our reach extending to many more. TNS has designed and implemented multiple data networks which support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods.

About Bluefin Payment Systems

Bluefin Payment Systems is the leading provider of secure payment technology for retailers, enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses worldwide. Bluefin specializes in PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) integrated and stand-alone solutions for retail, mobile, call center and kiosk/unattended environments, and secure Ecommerce technologies including transparent redirect and tokenization. Bluefin is a Participating Organization (PO) of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) and is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in New York, Chicago, Tulsa and Waterford, Ireland. For more information, please visit www.bluefin.com/ .

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Source: Company press release. end of article

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