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Bluefin announces POS Portal as P2PE Key Injection Facility

Bluefin and POS Portal Announce Partnership for PCI-Validated P2PE Hardware


Leading provider of P2PE solutions and world-class Key Injection Facility team up to serve U.S. and international clients

Bluefin, the leading provider of PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, and higher education, today announced a new partnership with audited encryption service organization (ESO) POS Portal, a ScanSource (NASDAQ: SCSC) company, and a leading provider of payment solutions POS Portal will join Bluefin’s list of P2PE Key Injection Facilities (KIFs) for the company’s PCI-validated P2PE devices and provide deployment services to Bluefin clients and partners.

POS Portal is the largest provider of payment devices in the U.S. and is focused on innovations and programs designed to streamline the process of deploying secure and maintained POS devices to merchants across the country. Commonly working with partners to create a highly customized ordering experience the company provides end-to-end solutions for processors, gateways, and merchant acquirers for the deployment of P2PE, PCI, and Domain 6 compliant regulations. With bi-coastal distribution facilities, POS Portal is capable of rapidly deploying securely configured devices anywhere in the United States. Plus, POS Portal works with all partners to ensure the highest levels of service and support across all configured devices.

Bluefin provides the leading payment security platform that supports payment gateways, processors and ISVs globally. Bluefin was the first company in North America to receive PCI validation for a P2PE solution in March 2014. In October of 2014, Bluefin introduced its Decryption as a Service offering, Decryptx®, which enables payment gateways, processors and ISVs to provide Bluefin’s P2PE solution through their platforms and direct to their clients. The company has over 100 connected P2PE partners serving clients in 29 countries, with more than 80 PCI certified P2PE devices to choose from.

“We are very excited to welcome POS Portal as our newest KIF,” said Greg Cornwell, Head of Global Sales, Bluefin. “The KIF is an integral component of any PCI P2PE solution from an encryption standpoint, but successful terminal packaging, deployment and delivery is also dependent on the KIF. POS Portal is well-known for their end-to-end programs that ensure the fastest possible delivery of P2PE certified devices direct to merchants.”

“With our experience in P2PE and PCI compliance it only makes sense to partner with Bluefin,” stated Joe Villamil, VP of Business Development, POS Portal. “We’re excited to offer Bluefin partners the entire suite of POS Portal services. Whether partners need a fully customized solution or are simply looking for fast, secure and accurate fulfillment. We’ve got the facilities and programs that get secure payment devices out to merchants.”

Interested partners, merchants and acquirers can learn more about POS Portal services by stopping by ScanSource booth 201 during RSPA’s RetailNOW, July 28th – 31st.

Bluefin recently released a new white paper, The Value of Point-to-Point Encryption in Point-of-Interaction (POI) Environments, authored by Verizon Enterprise Solutions. The white paper overviews the POI threat landscape and details how criminals obtain access to cardholder data (CHD), while exploring the evolution of P2PE, the differences between certified and non-certified encryption solutions, benefits of PCI-validated P2PE solutions in POI and point-of-sale (POS) environments, including compliance management and scope reduction, and the roles of tokenization, EMV and P2PE in protecting payment data. The white paper is currently available for download.

About Bluefin

Bluefin provides the leading payment security platform that supports payment gateways, processors and ISV’s in 29 countries. Bluefin’s secure payment platform is key to the holistic approach to data security. Designed to complement EMV and tokenization, Bluefin’s PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions provide a solid security defense against current and future data breaches. Bluefin supports point of sale solutions for retail, mobile, call center and kiosk/unattended environments, and secure Ecommerce technologies. Bluefin is a Participating Organization (PO) of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) and is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in New York, Chicago, Tulsa and Waterford, Ireland. For more information, please visit www.bluefin.com.

About POS Portal

Since 2000, POS Portal, a ScanSource company, has been changing the payments industry. As a leading provider of credit card terminals and supplies, POS Portal is pioneering the way in logistics and distribution for secure payment devices. Having one of the most extensive libraries of injection keys and strategic relationships with gateways, processors, and terminal OEMs, POS Portal has the resources needed to always deliver secure devices preconfigured just the way partners need them. With two Key Injection Facilities (KIF), POS Portal deploys devices direct to businesses nationwide. POS Portal is committed to providing exceptional service to the point-of-sale industry through mutually beneficial, long-lasting relationships.

POS Portal is a part of ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, focusing on point-of-sale (POS), payments, barcode, physical security, unified communications and collaboration, cloud and telecom services. ScanSource’s teams provide value-added solutions and operate from two segments, Worldwide Barcode, Networking & Security, which includes POS Portal, and Worldwide Communications & Services, which includes Canpango and Intelisys. 

ScanSource is committed to helping its customers choose, configure and deliver the industry’s best solutions across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, ScanSource was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in South Carolina and on FORTUNE magazine’s 2019 List of World’s Most Admired Companies. ScanSource ranks #653 on the Fortune 1000.

To learn more, visit www.posportal.com and www.scansource.com.


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