Beverages and more! (BevMo!) alcoholic beverage-lifestyle specialty retailer has reduced the scope of its PCI compliance requirements through the implementation of the VeriFone “VeriShield Protect” end-to-end encryption solution. The “VeriShield Protect” solution encrypts cardholder and transaction data as it’s received for transmission of only non-usable information before it enters POS applications. On the “VeriShield Protect” format-preserving “VeriShield Hidden Encryption” (VHE) the retailer is able to avoid costly changes to its POS systems or back-office infrastructure. The “VeriShield Protect” format reduces enterprise systems from PCI scope while the VeriFone “VeriShield Monitoring & Compliance System” (VMCS) monitors the entire process in real time and issues security alerts as needed.