Mako Networks Level 1 PCI DSS Certified

Mako Networks network management and security company is now certified for a third consecutive year as compliant with the PCI DSS. Having met the more than 200 requirements of the PCI DSS, Mako was the first network management company in the world to pass the rigorous audit process in 2010, the highest security clearance attainable for protecting credit card data. The audit culminates in an annual worldwide Report on Compliance (RoC), issued for 2012 by Verizon Business, which attests to the overall security of Mako’s solutions, including a cloud-based Central Management System, and network appliances installed at customer locations. Merchants that use the Mako System to protect their payment card data can apply the Mako RoC in their own annual audits, drastically reducing the scope and number of technical questions they’re required to complete.

PYDS Selects Futurex Encryption for Its Mobile App

Payment Data Systems electronic payments solutions provider selected the industry leading “Excrypt SSP9000” hardware security module from Futurex for deployment with its “iRemotePay” mobile application. The “iRemotePay” platform is a wireless mobile payments app, initially deployed for the iPhone®, iPad®, and iTouch® to process credit card and ACH payments (e-Checks) over the wireless networks from remote locations and view these payment transactions while away from the office. The “Excrypt SSP9000” is compliant with both current and emerging audit requirements, including ASC X9.24 – Part 1 and Part 2, FIPS 140-2 Level 3, and PCI HSM. During payment transactions, sensitive cardholder data is immediately encrypted at the point of capture by the iRemotePay mobile application and then decrypted by the Excrypt SSP9000 behind a secure boundary, ensuring full end-to-end protection.

First Data PCI Rapid Comply Solution Now Live

First Data Corporation electronic commerce and payment processing announced the First Data PCI Rapid Comply(SM)solution, an easy-to-use online Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and vulnerability scanning tool that can help small to mid-sized merchants achieve and maintain Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. The PCI Rapid Comply solution is a merchant-facing, “help-based” web application that can be used to complete the annual SAQ quickly and easily. By answering just a few “pre-SAQ” questions, the PCI Rapid Comply solution can direct merchants to the SAQ version that is right for their business and help pre-populate the appropriate SAQ questions with accurate answers.

ERPLY & Embarcadero Bring Windows POS to Mac OS X

Embarcadero Technologies software solutions for application and database development, announced ERPLY cloud-based POS software, used Embarcadero Delphi XE2 with FireMonkey to develop its Windows Point of Sale software and pave the way for a Mac OS X version. ERPLY recently announced a strategic integration with PayPal providing businesses with a new way to accept mobile payments and manage their business operations. ERPLY’s largest deployment has 500 locations and the Windows POS application is now being launched across the retail chain of Elizabeth Arden Corp.

Tsesnabank Implements BPC SmartGuard

BPC Banking Technologies Open System e-payment solutions implemented its comprehensive fraud monitoring and prevention solution, SmartGuard at Tsesnabank. SmartGuard is one of the range of payment solutions available within BPC’s SmartVista suite and monitors 100% of authorization traffic across all channels to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions – stopping fraud before it happens. Tsesnabank was a BPC SmartVista client already and the addition of SmartGuard to its existing payments infrastructure was achieved quickly and smoothly thanks to SmartVista’s sophisticated architecture.

Isle of Wight Attendees to Enjoy MasterCard PayPass wristbands

Isle of Wight Festival goers will will experience the benefits of automatically topping up their contactless prepaid MasterCard PayPass wristbands and also using them to access the event. Now, 13,000 ticket holders will receive PayPass wristbands before they come to the event, making entry to the site and grabbing a bite to eat even easier, using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Data is transferred safely and securely from the tag attached to the wristband to the contactless readers installed in many locations around the festival. For purchases of GBP20 or less, all users have to do is simply tap their PayPass wristband on the reader, removing the need to dip a card, enter a PIN or provide a signature.

USA Technologies’ Board Nominees Underscore Commitment to Performance

USA Technologies cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self’serve, small’ticket retailing industries, provided shareholders with a review of its nominees for election to the board of directors at the upcoming 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. As part of its aggressive turnaround strategy, the USAT Nominating Committee and executive leadership identified several key areas of experience that they considered to be critical to enable USAT to continue its growth trajectory.

Virtual Piggy Integrates Subscriptions into Payments System for Kids

Virtual Piggy announced the expansion of their financial payment system to support monthly subscriptions to teens and tweens, who can now purchase subscriptions within games and other online digital media services by using their Virtual Piggy accounts. The “Fanlala” social entertainment and lifestyle destination for tweens and teens, focusing on entertainment and lifestyle news, will be one of the first companies to integrate the Virtual Piggy subscription payment model.

Erply to run POS app on Microsoft Surface

ERPLY, the leading cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) provider, today announced that the company will be offering the first native business POS application to run on Microsoft’s just-announced Surface Tablet.

The new app’s POS user-interface is optimized for tablet touch screen usage and will deliver a completely new approach to POS user-interface design. While the Surface Tablet will have broad consumer appeal, store owners and managers will be able to run their stores via the tablet, right at launch.

The ERPLY software supports virtually all external peripherals, providing for easier adoption, while allowing store-owners to use credit card readers, bar code scanners and printers on the tablet.

Egan-Jones Recommends for USAT Technologies Full Slate

USA Technologies, a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, announced that the third independent proxy advisory firm, Egan-Jones Proxy Services (“Egan-Jones”), has joined Investor Shareholder Services (“ISS”) and Glass Lewis & Co. (“Glass Lewis”) in recommending FOR the election of ALL nine USAT director nominees on the WHITE proxy card at the USAT 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Investor Presentation: USAT filed an investor presentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which provides an accurate discussion of the Company’s business and additional details regarding USAT’s successful implementation of its turnaround plan to create value for shareholders. We invite you to view the “ISS Presentation” by clicking here or access via the Investor Relations section of USAT’s website at

Coalfire Indicates Healthcare Providers to Reduce PCI Scope

Coalfire Systems PCI Payment Application and Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA) company announced healthcare providers will reduce the scope of PCI compliance requirements with InstaMed, the leading Healthcare Payments Network. InstaMed’s Payment Card Encryption, integrated with MagTek®’s MagneSafe Security Architecture and secure payment card devices, enables providers to significantly reduce and nearly eliminate their risk of a data breach.

1.5% of Airline Online Booking Revenue Lost to Fraud

Globally, 66% of airline merchants are seeing fraud levels stay the same or increase as they lose 1.5% of booking revenue to fraudulent transactions, according to the global Perfect Passenger Payment insights report, commissioned by WorldPay. With 29% of airlines reporting that incidents of fraud have risen in the past year, there is in place a robust screening process when buying tickets online. With this, 71% of consumers would prefer a slower payment process with more rigorous security checks than a faster process with fewer checks. The global study surveyed 51 airline merchants including low cost, regional and global airlines and 4,500 consumers from the US, UK, China, Japan, Brazil, Finland, Spain, Germany and France to explore views on the online booking process for buying airline tickets.