Press release

Bluefin Issues New PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) and Payment Security White Paper

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Bluefin, the leading provider of payment security technologies and
PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail,
transportation, hospitality, healthcare, and higher education, today
announced the release of their new
white paper
, The Value of Point-to-Point Encryption in
Point-of-Interaction (POI) Environments.

The white paper overviews the POI threat landscape and details how
criminals obtain access to cardholder data (CHD), while exploring the
evolution of P2PE, the differences between certified and non-certified
encryption solutions, benefits of PCI-validated P2PE solutions in POI
and point-of-sale (POS) environments, including compliance management
and scope reduction, and the roles of tokenization, EMV and P2PE in
protecting payment data.

Bluefin was the first company in North America to receive PCI validation
for a P2PE solution in March 2014. In October of 2014, Bluefin
introduced its Decryption as a Service offering, Decryptx®, which
enables payment gateways, processors and ISV’s to provide Bluefin’s P2PE
solution through their platforms and direct to their clients. The
company has over 100 connected P2PE partners serving clients in 30
countries, with more than 40 PCI certified P2PE devices to choose from.

“When you factor in first-mover advantage, managing over 100 connected
partner integrations, thousands of device implementations in 30
countries and more supported device models and key injection facilities
than any other provider, Bluefin has perhaps more P2PE experience than
any company in the world,” said Ruston Miles, Bluefin’s Chief Strategy

“Our goal with this whitepaper is to share that experience in a
comprehensive manner that takes the reader through the most important
considerations when it comes to evaluating encryption and payment
security technologies,” added Ruston. “We are seeing more and more large
retailers, major processors, restaurants, and enterprises adopting
certified P2PE solutions over those that are not certified, to get the
highest degree of cost reduction and compliance down-scoping that only
PCI P2PE solutions can provide.”

The paper details:

  • PCI-validated P2PE solutions
  • Non-listed Encryption Solution Assessments (NESA)
  • The POI threat landscape
  • How criminals obtain access to payment card data
  • P2PE compliance management and scope reduction benefits
  • The roles of EMV and tokenization in payment security
  • The SAQ P2PE
  • A semi-integrated approach

to download
the white paper.

About Bluefin

Bluefin provides the leading payment security platform that supports
payment gateways, processors and ISV’s in 30 countries. Bluefin’s secure
payment platform is key to the holistic approach to data security.
Designed to complement EMV and tokenization, Bluefin’s PCI-validated
Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions provide a solid security
defense against current and future data breaches. Bluefin supports point
of sale solutions for retail, mobile, call center and kiosk/unattended
environments, and secure Ecommerce technologies. 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