April 5, 2016

ALERT: Use Layered Security Tools and Secure Practices to Minimize Risk

ALERT: Use Layered Security Tools and Secure Practices to Minimize Risk

There is no silver bullet when it comes to payment data security, which is why Shift4 layers numerous security tools to protect our merchant customers in both card-present and card-not-present scenarios, as well as call centers and other specialized environments. Payment security is a constantly moving target and must be monitored and updated frequently to combat new and evolving threats. Shift4 recommends a layered security approach that protects more entry points and reduces the risk of experiencing a data breach.

Therefore, we strongly advise that you review the Shift4 security solutions you are currently using and consider adding additional layers of security to protect your customers’ data and your brand.

  • 4Go® is a software application that provides a layer of security in card-present environments
  • TrueTokenization® replaces cardholder data with a random, undecryptable alphanumeric value to be stored for returns, incremental authorizations, and more
  • True P2PEencrypts cardholder data as it enters the payment terminal so the actual card data never enters or travels through a merchant’s payment systems
  • EMV uses a microchip to help prevent the use of counterfeit cards and other forms of card fraud

No single solution is adequate to address today’s advanced threats; you need them all working together. We understand that adding more solutions requires additional costs – such as the cost of buying new payment terminals – but keep in mind that it is a small price compared to the costs of a data breach, which include time, money, and damage to your brand.

If you need to make adjustments or additions to your payment environment to maximize protection, contact our 24/7/365 Customer Support team at 702.597.2480 (option 2) or [email protected].