By Andy Weiss
Bluefin, the leading provider of payment security technologies and PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail, hospitality, healthcare, and higher education today announced its partnership with Ungerboeck, the world’s leading event software, to provide PCI-validated P2PE to Ungerboeck clients.
Ungerboeck’s event technology platform is trusted by over 50,000 event professionals in more than 50 countries. Customers include top shows from across the world; universities; performing arts venues; global convention centers; some of the world’s most visited museums, professional sports arenas, and stadia; plus, other unique events and venues of all shapes and sizes. Ungerboeck also allows customers to accept a variety of payment types, from cash to credit to ACH, and process payments within one system.
Ungerboeck has partnered with Bluefin to provide the company’s PCI-validated P2PE solution directly through the company’s software platform. PCI P2PE secures credit and debit card transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point of entry device. This prevents clear-text cardholder data from being available within the device, or in the merchant’s system where exposure to malware is possible. Data decryption always occurs offsite in a Bluefin hardware security module (HSM), ensuring the highest level of security.
“Data security is an utmost priority for our customers,” said Manish Chandak, President and CEO of Ungerboeck, “especially for the ones who deal with credit card transactions. With Bluefin, we can now offer those customers a way to remove credit card data from their network and reduce their PCI compliance burden. Ultimately, our customers get an even more secure solution.”
Bluefin enables PCI-validated P2PE on partner platforms using their Decryptx® Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product, which allows gateways, ISV’s, and processors to connect directly to Bluefin for the P2PE service.
“Ungerboeck is a true technology pioneer in events software – and as we know from the myriad of data breaches, hackers do not discriminate between industries, whether event venues, stadiums or convention centers,” said Greg Cornwell, Global Head of Sales, Bluefin. “We are excited that Ungerboeck will be providing PCI-validated P2P2E to their global customer base to devalue sensitive payment data and protect cardholders.”
The benefits of the Bluefin and Ungerboeck P2PE solution include reducing PCI scope from 329 to 33 questions on the P2PE self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ), which in turn provides significant cost and efficiency savings; online management of the P2PE device process with Bluefin’s P2PE Manager®; and seamless integration with the Ungerboeck platform utilizing the P2PE-validated ID Tech SREDKey payment terminals.
Andy Weiss is vice president of marketing for Ungerboeck.