PayPal Launches Small Biz Global mPayment Solution

PayPal announced “PayPal Here” global mobile payments solution that allows small businesses to accept almost any form of payment. The new service includes a free app and fully encrypted thumb-sized card reader, which turns any iPhone, and soon Android smartphone, into a mobile payment solution. The “PayPal Here” solution lets small businesses, service providers and casual sellers send invoices or accept debit and credit cards, checks and PayPal using one simple product. It gives merchants more choice than any mobile payment solution on the market and gives small businesses more sales opportunities. Merchants can accept payments by swiping cards in the card reader, scanning cards and checks using their phone cameras, or manually entering card information into the app. They can also send an invoice and set payment terms directly from the app. Every PayPal Here merchant will receive a business debit card for quick access to cash and 1 percent cash-back on eligible purchases.

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ControlScan Eliminates Firewall Management Burden

ControlScan PCI compliance and security solutions designed for small merchants and the ISOs and acquirers that serve them has added “ProTect Network Firewall” to its ProTect Managed Security Services to manage the installation, administration and monitoring of network firewalls specifically for Level 4 merchant businesses. By providing affordable and continuous network monitoring and 24/7 protection against outside threats, ProTect Network Firewall improves the overall security posture of a small business, such as Pearl Specialty Market & Spirits in Portland, Ore., IT director, Murad Pirani, found ProTect Network Firewall attractive for his business, because it locked down his card data environment per pre-defined PCI DSS rules, ensured all updates and upgrades were made in a timely manner and in accordance with changes to the PCI standard and increased Internet productivity by reporting on how the network is being used and by whom.

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Zynga Brings Scramble With Friends to Google Play

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Zynga, the world’s leading provider of social game services, today announced that Scramble With Friends is now available on Google Play – enabling even more players to get mixed up with the fun. The latest mobile game from Zynga’s ‘With Friends’ franchise, Scramble With Friends’ cross-platform availability will give players who…

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A-lign™ Security and Compliance Services To Present PCI DSS Webinar

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gene Geiger, Director at A-lign™ Security and Compliance Services will present a webinar to share practical recommendations for improving overall audit efficiency which will lead to reduced audit impact, audit costs and audit fatigue. The presentation will take place on April 18, 2012 from 1-2 pm EST. All individuals/organizations are invited…

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Sky Partners Semafone’ on Telephone Card Payment

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Semafone announced this week that its secure voice transaction system has gone live at Sky. The broadcaster and home communications provider has invested in Semafone’s technology in its contact centres. The application allows Sky customers to send card data directly to their acquiring bank by typing it into their telephone handsets,…

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Computop launches global PoS network, Sans PCI DSS certification

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Computop, a leading payment service provider (PSP), announces the launch of the Computop Global PoS Network for international multichannel payments. This global payment network offers fraud prevention services, which combine data from both eCommerce and bricks and mortar businesses at PoS. Computop Global PoS Network works in any country and enables…

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Discover Expands For the First Time Internationally

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Discover Financial Services has expanded its franchise agreement with Diners Club Ecuador (DCE) to include issuance of Discover cards in Ecuador. This is the first time in company history that Discover cards will be issued beyond U.S. borders and DCE has been given the exclusive rights to issue Discover cards in…

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Guaranty Bank Protects Implements IronKey Security

Guaranty Bank is enhancing online security to protect customers from cyber thieves targeting online banking users of ACH and wire transfer services, offering commercial customers IronKey’s Trusted Access. This gives them secure access to the bank’s site at the point most vulnerable to malware attacks — the customer’s PC. The industry analyst firm Gartner estimates that cybercriminals have robbed banks, businesses and municipalities in the U.S. of more than $3 billion using financial malware. IronKey Trusted Access will be required for all cash management customers and offered to all business banking customers.

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LML Payment Systems Embarks on mPhone POS market

LML Payment Systems’ Beanstream Internet Commerce Inc. has begun distribution of an innovative multicurrency, multiprocessor mobile card acceptance product with enhanced credit card swipe technology and cash/check handling capabilities. The Beanstream application puts a unique spin on technology that allows merchants to swipe credit cards directly on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. With no more than their phone and a small encrypted card reader, merchants can manage card transactions in 150 currencies while consolidating data from cash and check transactions within the same simple application. The product is built on Beanstream’s bank-neutral payment processing platform to ensure businesses can have funds deposited to any preferred North American financial institution.

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Integrapark and SIX Card Solutions Issue Encryption and Tokenization

Integrapark was an early adopter of SIX Card Solutions token solution in 2007 to reduce card security risks and PCI-DSS scope for its clients processing recurring monthly parker fees. Use of tokens eliminates storing sensitive card data on clients PARIS servers. Instead of sensitive card data, PARIS server stores proprietary tokens (dummy numbers) issued by SIX Card Solutions. Tokens are then used to create the recurring transactions for monthly parker fees. Sensitive card data is stored on SIX Card Solutions secure PCI-DSS compliant centrally hosted systems. PARIS now supports SIX Card Solutions End-to-End Encryption solution in addition to the token solution.

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Meracord Offers Payment Card Processing

Meracord (www.meracord.com) third-party contract payment service provider, now accepts credit and debit card payments. Approved business lines can collect payments made with payment cards through Meracord, allowing them to offer more convenient payment options to their clients. This additional payment option lets businesses close deals with no delay and simultaneously give their clients the power to choose how they want to pay for the services they will receive. Meracord processes payments according to the terms of a contract between two or more parties. It offers a variety of payment services to businesses and individuals needing to process complex payments. This eliminates the need for a separate merchant account.

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Crowell, Weedon & Co. Implements Fiserv

Fiserv financial services technology announced Crowell, Weedon & Co. selected its “Portfolio Management & Trading Solutions” and “Financial Advisor Workbench,” its Rep as Portfolio Manager solution, for processing, reporting and portfolio accounting. The “Portfolio Management & Trading Solutions” from Fiserv enable fee-based program sponsors and investment professionals to manage all of their products using a single ASP-based solution. Crowell, Weedon will leverage Fiserv technology through OneViewSM from Fiserv, an intuitive, roles-based interface that enables users to quickly and efficiently navigate the platform while offering better service to their investors. Meanwhile, “Financial Advisor Workbench” offers a suite of portfolio accounting tools for fee-based assets that will enable advisors at Crowell, Weedon to grow their business by leveraging the network of managers at Fiserv and the solution’s unparalleled modeling and automated trading capabilities.

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