Stage Stores has implemented with Chase Paymentech point-to-point encryption (P2PE) for its nearly 900 stores in the U.S. The neighborhood retailer will conduct payment transactions on Ingenico Telium terminals using Chase’s Safetech encryption, powered by Ingenico Group’s On-Guard technology.
Ingenico Group’s On-Guard technology was the first encryption technology to be included in a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certified P2PE solution, and the first in the U.S. to be certified as part of a complete solution with EMV. On-Guard provides merchants with a data security strategy that not only protects payment data, but also provides a clear roadmap for PCI P2PE approval.
Another advantage to the Ingenico Group system was that each of Stage Stores’ devices were updated to activate the Safetech solution without being removed from service, thanks to Ingenico Group’s Estate Manager platform. In most cases, P2PE technologies require the injection of a special key to activate the service. Ingenico Group’s Remote Key Injection system (RKI) allowed for this key insertion while the terminals remained installed in the field, therefore eliminating business disruptions and providing a big cost savings for Stage Stores.
Stage Stores operate under the Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage names. The Company currently operates 858 stores in 40 states
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