MONEXT Now an approved VISA Merchant Agent

MONEXT has become a VISA Merchant Agent and is approved as a trusted third party on the VISA website. This is the culmination of a process started 5 years ago, and which certifies all of MONEXT PCI-DSS platforms. For its customers – banks, merchants and e-merchants – this is the assurance of an ultra-secure handling of bank data during the storage and transmission of sensitive information. With the increase in cyber-attacks to steal bank data from financial intermediaries, the VISA network has announced that from January 1st, 2013, cyber-merchants and traditional merchants must use certified platforms to host their transactional applications. Monext has therefore obtained Visa approval which attests to the protection of the cardholder data according to the PCI DSS security standard.

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Atos Worldline Launches Contactless Portable Terminal

Atos Worldline launched its first contactless portable terminal, “YOXIMO,” with an integrated contactless reader. It achieved PCI compliance and features a revolving PIN privacy shield offer faster transaction times and ease of use. The “YOXIMO” retains the unique, patented PIN protection to provide the only assured PIN protection available on the market in a portable device. Its PIN protection is unique and underlines the importance Atos Worldline places on security in its payment devices. The colour display is large and has an integrated NFC reader and complies with the SRED (Secure Reading and Exchange of Data) standard certification for point-to-point encryption.

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First Data and Datacap Engage in Cooperative Marketing

First Data Corporation electronic commerce and payment processing and Datacap Systems payment verification system provider partnered on a cooperative marketing program allowing POS and software resellers to offer Datacap’s Rental Usage Program with First Data payment processing. Merchants using selected First Data processing services can now conveniently acquire Datacap Tran and ePay products on a monthly payment basis through their system reseller and First Data while resellers can provide a complete portfolio of First Data payment systems, features, and services to meet the specific processing needs of their end-user merchants. This includes host and terminal options, next day funding and many other specific benefits merchants and resellers appreciate.

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CreditCall Launches EMV Level 1 Software

CreditCall EMV software technology for global payments announced its EMV Level 1 (EMVL1.LIB) software library that reduces terminal development cycle time by as much as 18 months. The “EMVL1.LIB” puts EMV compliance on the fast track, giving developers the tools they need to create a reliable solution that cuts development time and reduces costs substantially. The “EMVL1.LIB” supports a growing number of smartcard interfaces, including 5V, 3V and 1.8V operations, and provides SPI interfaces, and serial port control as well as on board and off board clock support. CreditCall’s global technical support tert teams support the full integration of the new EMVL1.LIB within the customer’s software solution, which includes selection and integration of the smartcard interface in the customer’s electronic hardware.

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Inside Secure Announces NFC booster chip

Inside Secure semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity launched the PicoPulse NFC “booster” chip, allowing manufacturers to fit all components of an NFC card emulation and peer-to-peer mode solution into a standard SIM form factor. The INSIDE PicoPulse NFC RF front-end booster chip is provided with the INSIDE high-performance VaultSEcure hardware solution secure element to support NFC-compliant card emulation and peer-to-peer operation for SIM and other form factors. SIM cards based on the PicoPulse chip can be plugged into current mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices, providing NFC functionality to enable more people to engage in mobile payment, transport, access control and other secure transactions. The INSIDE PicoPulse and VaultSEcure chips are complemented by a complete reference design OEMs can use to create SIM, microSD and other format solutions.

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Jack Henry Banking Moves Data Center

The Jack Henry & Associates Jack Henry Banking division announced it has moved all operations from its Lyndhurst, NJ item processing (IP) center to one of the company’s alternate processing facilities in Oklahoma City, OK. The Lyndhurst center was rendered inoperable due to widespread flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. Over 100 of Jack Henry & Associates’ 1,300 core bank clients were impacted by the damaged IP center.

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Merchant Link Partners Phoenix Networks on PCI Firewall Service

Merchant Link payment gateway and data security solutions signed a multi-year contract with Phoenix Managed Networks, under which Merchant Link will offer its customers Phoenix’s PCI DSS firewall service coupled with breach insurance. This service is a cloud-based management service with an on-site security appliance that locks down the point-of-sale (POS) system and segregates payment traffic from all other corporate IT data. The router further simplifies compliance with PCI standards and addresses the PCI DSS requirement to install and maintain a firewall configuration. The service simplifies the process by pre-populating the PCI DSS Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) document and includes $100,000 of breach insurance in the event of a security breach. It also guards the POS network from internal and external threats 24x7x365.

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North American Bancard to Partner with PCI SSC

North American Bancard has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. North American Bancard (NAB) will work with the Council to achieve and improve payment data security worldwide through the ongoing development of the PCI Security Standards, including the PCI DSS, PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the PA-DSS. With this, NAB adds its voice to the standards setting process and will receive previews of drafts of standards and supporting materials in order to provide feedback to shape their final versions, as well as engage a growing community of more than 600 organizations united to improve payment security.

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OTP Bank Russia Deploys Tieto P2P

Tieto has provided a Card Suite solution allowing OTP Bank Russia to offer their customers P2P payments as well as utility payments functionality. This provides faster transactions, improved access and lower service costs for the cardholders, on which OTP Bank and Tieto have a long-term experience of working together and implementing. The latest project is a result of OTP Bank’s business goal to implement a more effective and secure internet bank payment solution. The Card Suite solution offers a more secure authorization and processing of internet bank payments. All internet bank payments are now momentarily authorized in an external system, which decreases the risks of overdraft. The “Card Suite” P2P Transfer Service solution allows transferring funds from one card to another using various channels like ATM, in-branch POS terminal, mobile bank, internet bank, info-kiosk and others.

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Gemalto joins Partnership for Cyber Resilience

Gemalto digital security joined the partnership of Cyber Resilience, a global initiative developed by the World Economic Forum in support of fostering a trusted share digital space and supported by leading global companies. Gemalto will work alongside the initiative partners to identify and address emerging global needs and systemic risks that arise from the increasing digital connectivity of people, processes and objects. The company brings its global experience in digital security applied in particular to authenticated mobile security, trusted cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment security and efficiency. Gemalto will also bring in the expertise acquired through its numerous contributions to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) security standards.

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ElectraCard Services & Anabatic Inks Promo Alliance

ElectraCard Services advanced technology payments products and services announced a strategic partnership with Anabatic technologies, promoting the ElectraCard suite of payment solutions to its impressive financial client base and to new customers. The “electra iTx” series platform is a next generation transaction platform, built from the ground-up on open standards and the industry best-practices to support service oriented architectures (SOA) that are rapidly becoming the technology backbone of today’s leading organizations. It bridges the divide between the old and new payment worlds by increasing the agility and flexibility of traditional payments technologies. The iTx series provides flexibility and speed to market for the entire payments chain.

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