Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payment processors, announced it has teamed with PAX Technology, Inc., one of the fastest-growing terminal providers in the world, to provide Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV)-compliant payment terminals through its Heartland Secure card data security solution and comprehensive breach warranty.
EMV chip-based “smart cards” and terminals are considered to be safer than credit or debit cards featuring a magnetic stripe because they contain computer chips that are used to authenticate each transaction. On Oct. 1, 2015, the financial liability shifts to merchants who are not EMV-compliant in cases where a smart card is used for a fraudulent transaction at a standard terminal that only accepts a magnetic stripe. Fuel merchants have until October 2017 before the financial liability shifts to their industry because of the complexity of the point-of-sale (POS) terminals.
With Heartland Secure, a card data security solution that combines EMV, Heartland E3™ end-to-end encryption and tokenization, PAX can now provide merchants with the highest level of security available to protect against card-present data fraud. By removing card data from the transaction, Heartland Secure provides businesses with protection against POS intrusions, insider misuse and other common sources of data fraud by eliminating the opportunity for criminals to monetize card data.
PAX POSLink is part of the Heartland Secure suite of products for businesses, independent software vendors (ISVs) and value-added resellers (VARs) that wish to eliminate card industry data standards and implement EMV without the expense and effort to develop or certify. The PAX EMV-ready terminals are semi-integrated with the host POS system so card data does not enter the POS. Rather, transactions are securely routed through the Heartland Secure-certified PAX terminal to Heartland for authorization. This solution allows merchants to seamlessly meet EMV recommendations.