CertoPay Payment Module Now Available for Cs-Cart and Zen Cart

Failsafe Payments launched two payment modules for popular shopping carts, “Cs -Cart” and “Zen Cart de.” These are provided free of charge and allow Internet merchants to safely and easily accept payments by cards and other payment means on secured CertoPay payment page, fully compliant with PCI DSS standards. Installation and configuration settings are easily performed in accordance with provided API and don’t require Internet merchants to possess specific programming skills.

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Vasco App helps Banks Achieve PCI DSS Compliance

VASCO Data Security International software security company specializing in authentication products launched a new version of its IDENTIKEY Appliance, which incorporates IDENTIKEY software version 3.4 and offers support for hardware security modules (HSM), typically used in online banking environments. The updated appliance helps banks and financial organizations to achieve PCI DSS compliance and is specifically tuned to fit the needs of the financial market. VASCO’s IDENTIKEY Appliance provides organizations with a plug-and-play managed server while maintaining the mandatory compliance. It also offers automatic updates, platform system monitoring and schedule back-up as well as extensive reporting tools.

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Visa Announces VIP Lounge at Olympic Games for Chase Cardmembers

Visa unveiled its VIP Lounge for Visa Chase Cardmembers during the London 2012 Olympic Games providing a retreat exclusively for Visa Chase Cardmembers while attending the Olympic Games. The VIP Lounge will also host a series of meet-and-greet events for Visa Chase Cardmembers to attend with Olympic athletes, who will sign autographs, tell their personal Olympic stories and pose for photographs with cardmembers. The VIP Lounge also partnered with celebrity Chef Morimoto to create a pop-up restaurant at the venue throughout the Olympic Games on a nightly basis. Guests will also enjoy continental breakfast, lunch, tea, snacks, and beverages throughout the day; More than 15 HDTVs; Wi-Fi & Computer access; and Concierge Services and phone recharging.

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TSYS Execs to Speak at The EMEA Middle Market Conference 2012

Adrian Garton, managing director, TSYS Managed Services EMEA, and Kellie Goodwin, business development director, TSYS Commercial Services, are set to co-present at the Commercial Payments International’s “The EMEA Middle Market Conference 2012,” in a session entitled, “The Power of Data: Using Analytics to Enhance the Customer Experience.” They will be discussing the flaws in traditional middle-market segmentation and how we need to look at this market through a new lens. They will also discuss best practices around using both behavioral and advanced analytics to predict consumer patterns, along with how to refine this data to better engage customers and enhance their experience.

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GlobalPlatform and Trusted Computing Group form mobile security work group

GlobalPlatform and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) have announced the creation of a joint work group that will allow sharing of expertise and collaboration around mobile device industry standards. The focus of the work group will be placed on security topics. This includes the TCG Trusted Platform Module Mobile (TPM Mobile) – a TCG-specified security component for mobile devices that supports secure boot, and secures root secrets and immutable data, and GlobalPlatform’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) – a secure area that resides in the main processor of a smartphone and ensures that sensitive data is stored, processed and protected in a trusted environment.

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PAY.ON Launches Technology for Processing Hotspots

PAY.ON AG global payment processing switched all operations to its new central data. The performance concept of the new processing hotspot goes beyond today’s industry standards. It features interconnected redundant hot spares between two ‘Tier 3+’ data centre units for state-of-the-art high availability, highest processing performance, as well as free scalability and flexibility thanks to state-of-the-art virtualisation. Internationally applicable PCI-DSS v2 and ISO 27k standards provide the highest degree of data security as well as best risk protection through the use of a DDOS mitigation solution. Connected to London as the most powerful Internet hub in Europe, payment providers now have a processing infrastructure at their disposal that covers every requirement and dimension of modern payment transactions. PAY.ON services are hosted on architecture completely virtualised and thus seamlessly scalable at all times.

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Visa Plugs Olympics Trip Sweepstakes on USA Technologies’ Network

Visa Olympic Games Sponsor and USA Technologies wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, announced the ability for vending and other self-serve retail locations served by USAT in the U.S. to promote Visa’s London 2012 Olympic Games Trip for Life Sweepstakes. Beginning the summer of 2016, one Grand Prize winner and a guest will receive round trip airfare; deluxe hotel accommodations; and tickets to Olympic Games events, all with no purchase or obligation necessary to enter or win.

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American Express OPEN Enhances Plum Card

American Express OPEN announced enhancements to the Plum Card (www.plumcard.com) to help small business owners better manage cash flow and free up working capital by taking advantage of the card’s built-in trade terms. With ‘Early Pay Discount,’ Cardmembers pay at least 10% of their balance within 10 days of the statement closing date, they will earn a 1.5% discount on the portion they elect to pay. Previously, Cardmembers were required to pay the balance in full to enjoy this benefit. They also get ‘Extra Days to Pay,’ when Cardmembers pay at least 10% of the balance, they can take up to 60 days from the statement closing date to pay the remaining balance without penalties or interest charges. Both options are designed to help Cardmembers better manage cash flow. The payment flexibility allows Cardmembers to adjust to changing business needs and also have the option to choose the most convenient time for the billing cycle to close — either at the beginning, middle or end of the month.

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Datacard Launches New Card Issuance System

Datacard Group secure ID and card personalization solutions launched its “MX1100” card issuance system. Designed specifically for mid-volume issuers, the MX1100 card issuance system helps financial institutions, government agencies and other organizations take the first step into centralized card issuance with minimal investment. Ideal for issuing highly secure national ID, driver’s licenses, healthcare cards and credit, debit, prepaid and membership cards, the system offers a unique combination of low cost-per-card and proven quality, reliability and ease-of-use for expanding card programs. Its part of Secure Issuance Anywhere platform and provides customers the flexibility to issue, replace and deliver cards anytime, anywhere, with complete security.

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EastPay Appoints Director of Risk Management Services

EastPay has appointed Debra Arai, AAP, as Director of Risk Management Services. Her primary responsibilities include conducting ACH Compliance Audits, ACH Risk Assessments, and Remote Deposit Capture Risk Reviews. She is also the Product Manager for EastPay’s ProceduresNow! software suite and provides ACH Rules interpretation support to members of the Regional Payments Association. She is located in EastPay’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. Debbie was most recently Vice President, Online Services, at Thurston First Bank in Olympia, Washington. There she held a variety of management roles and was responsible for the retail and commercial product offerings, including product management, implementation, underwriting, risk management, and electronic payments regulatory compliance.

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