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10/07/2019

Customer Success Story: How All-in-One Payments Lowered Costs and Improved Operations for This Lakeside Texas Resort

Customer Success Story: How All-in-One Payments Lowered Costs and Improved Operations for This Lakeside Texas Resort

Tanglewood Resort sits alongside Lake Texoma in northern Texas, right on the border with Oklahoma. Because of their location, the full-service resort and conference center has incorporated a unique combination of lakeside views, fine dining, spa services, lake activities, a championship golf course, and a host of outdoor activities like hiking, boating, fishing, horseback riding, …

04/26/2019

Shift4 Payments Introduces RESTful API

Shift4 Payments Introduces RESTful API

Shift4 Payments is pleased to announce the general availability of our new RESTful API. With the introduction of this new integration option, our new and existing independent software provider (ISV) partners can now integrate their point of sale or property management systems much faster to Shift4’s payment gateway and network, including our suite of secure …

01/30/2019

DOLLARS ON THE NET Is Now Lighthouse Transaction Manager

DOLLARS ON THE NET Is Now Lighthouse Transaction Manager

New Look and Feel, Same Reliable FeaturesIn terms of functionality there aren’t any changes to the user interface. You’ll get to enjoy the benefits of the updated design without losing any of the features you know and love. These include: Features and Functionality Centrally manage transactions from a single screen for all revenue centers and …

06/28/2017

Are You Still Using Early TLS? It’s Time to Take Action!

Are You Still Using Early TLS? It’s Time to Take Action!

By Stephen Ames, CISA, CISSP – Senior Director, Security Compliance, Shift4 Corporation ⚠ Update 05/10/2018: Beginning May 10, 2018, Shift4 Payments will be officially ending support of TLS versions 1.1 and earlier. If you are a merchant still using one of these unsupported versions,  you will not be able to use any of our gateway services. Please …

05/03/2017

Executive Insight: True P2PE – What You Need To Know (Part 2)

Executive Insight: True P2PE – What You Need To Know (Part 2)

By Stephen Ames, CISA, CISSP – Senior Director, Security Compliance, Shift4 Corporation Riding on the fantastic news that Shift4’s True P2PE® solution is PCI validated, which means that you may be able to significantly reduce the scope and time of your PCI DSS assessments by using the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) P2PE, I’m sure you have …

05/02/2017

True P2PE Is Now PCI Validated!

True P2PE Is Now PCI Validated!

Big news! Our advanced point-to-point encryption solution, True P2PE, is now on the list of PCI-validated P2PE technologies. By encrypting cardholder data (CHD) at an approved payment terminal or device you can prevent CHD from entering your system. Now, you can continue taking advantage of same speed, security, and reliability of True P2PE with the …

05/02/2017

Introducing the New 4Word

Introducing the New 4Word

More security, added versatility – and a new look, too. Shift4’s 4Word gives merchants a way to share and control cardholder data (CHD) with a trusted third party so that payments can be processed according to the merchant’s business requirements or need, whether that third party is a Shift4 customer or not. We’ve recently completed …

05/02/2017

New Options in the UTG and DOLLARS ON THE NET

New Options in the UTG and DOLLARS ON THE NET

We’ve added some useful new options to the UTG and DOLLARS ON THE NET. Here’s what’s new: With this UTG update, merchants processing directly to American Express (AMEX) will be able to more accurately and securely verify AMEX cardholders using online PIN verification (if supported by the card) instead of relying solely on a signature. …

05/02/2017

Fraud Speak: Learn the Lingo to Beat Scammers

Fraud Speak: Learn the Lingo to Beat Scammers

As you are well aware, hackers and scammers pose an ongoing threat to your payment data. A single data breach can do enough damage to your company’s brand and finances to last years – if not bring an end to, or at least greatly hamper, your business operations. This is one of the reasons why …

04/04/2017

Avoid Suspended Batches Using New DOLLARS ON THE NET Viewing Option

Avoid Suspended Batches Using New DOLLARS ON THE NET Viewing Option

Did you know that fake authorization codes are the number one cause of suspended batches? No one wants to take the time to call a card issuer’s voice authorization center to get a referral code when facing a line of customers. But, when a busy clerk enters a fake code to force an authorization, it …

04/04/2017

Enhanced Support for Verifone PIN Pads in the Latest UTG Update

Enhanced Support for Verifone PIN Pads in the Latest UTG Update

We’ve added a few enhancements to our UTG 2290 release. If you use EMV with Verifone PIN pads, then you’ll be excited to learn we’re giving you more control over handling debit and credit cards in EMV processing (if the customer’s card allows for it). With support from your POS or PMS, you can set …

03/07/2017

Fight Fraud: Authorize Every Guest’s Card at Hotel Check-In

Fight Fraud: Authorize Every Guest’s Card at Hotel Check-In

If your hotel supports EMV and accepts reservations or purchases via an app, website, or call center, please be sure to authorize each guest’s card at check-in to avoid falling prey to an increasingly popular fraud scheme. As we’ve previously mentioned, EMV doesn’t authenticate cards in card-not-present (CNP) scenarios. So these days, when fraudsters buy …