Security and payments company Bluefin Payment Systems, and Parkmobile, the leading provider of on demand and prepaid mobile payments for on and off-street parking, have announced a partnership to provide Bluefin’s PayConex point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solution to Parkmobile clients.
PayConex™ P2PE is the first P2PE solution in the U.S. to receive Payment Card Industry (PCI) validation, and just one of three solutions in the world to receive this validation. PayConex P2PE encrypts cardholder data within the point of entry, thus preventing clear-text data from reaching the point-of-sale (POS) system, software or networks where it could be exposed in the event of a data breach.
Parkmobile offers customers a frictionless and convenient way to pay for parking with their cell phone using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for iPhone, Android, Windows, and Blackberry phones. Customers can select the option to receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes prior to expiration of their parking session and extend their parking remotely.
“Parkmobile is an exciting partnership for Bluefin because their mobile applications and platforms are applicable to just about every venue that requires parking, from airports, to stadiums, to universities, to state and local government,” said John M. Perry, CEO of Bluefin. “The partnership allows Bluefin to bring our P2PE solution to a variety of industries where security is very important. More people are paying for parking on the go and there needs to be a higher level of security for these transactions.”
Parkmobile is used in more than 500 cities around the world by 10 million registered members. Cities and other parking providers that utilize the Parkmobile system will now have the option to add the PayConex P2PE solution to their operations, with no change in their current processing relationship.
“Our company is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of innovation and security, and that means providing our customers solutions like PayConex P2PE that enhance their business,” said Cherie Fuzzell, CEO of Parkmobile. “PayConex P2PE provides a seamless consumer experience while giving our customers the only PCI-validated point-to-point encryption solution available in the U.S. today.”