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03/07/2017

Updated Features in Our Latest DOLLARS ON THE NET Release

Updated Features in Our Latest DOLLARS ON THE NET Release

We routinely update our solutions to optimize your payment processing efficiency, security, and cost savings. As such, we’ve recently added a few new features to our DOLLARS ON THE NET payment gateway. Ability to Require Multifactor Authentication – Account administrators can now require multifactor authentication (MFA) for select users when they log in to DOLLARS …

03/07/2017

Chargebacks: Fraud or Fiction?

Chargebacks: Fraud or Fiction?

In a post-EMV world, some merchant services providers are making it difficult for merchants to fight chargebacks. Are their practices legitimate? This article tells you how to identify unfair chargebacks and hold your provider accountable.

03/07/2017

IMPORTANT: You May Be Required to Update to the TLS 1.2 Protocol

IMPORTANT: You May Be Required to Update to the TLS 1.2 Protocol

If you are you using an old web browser or a server-to-server setup to connect with Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET payment gateway and/or our i4Go solution, you will soon be required to update to the TLS 1.2 protocol. If you do not make this update, your payment processing may be impacted.Please Note: Most DOLLARS …

02/07/2017

Executive Insight: Don’t Be Misled by False Claims About EMV

Executive Insight: Don’t Be Misled by False Claims About EMV

By Steve Sommers – Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Shift4 Corporation The U.S. payments industry has been talking about EMV for years, but it’s still the subject of a lot of inaccuracy and misinformation. I’d like to make a few comments about something that I read recently. The Quote That Started It All I …

02/07/2017

52 Days Until We End Support for SSL and Early TLS

52 Days Until We End Support for SSL and Early TLS

Many servers in the U.S. are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug and other malicious software. It’s time to say goodbye. On March 31, Shift4 is ending support for SSL and TLS 1.1 and older. If you’re still using these outdated encryption methods, your payment processing – and PCI compliance – is at risk. Read …

02/07/2017

Faster PIN Pad Reset and More

Faster PIN Pad Reset and More

As dedicated merchant advocates, we routinely update our solutions to optimize your payment processing efficiency and security. As such, we’ve recently made a few enhancements to our Universal Transaction Gateway (UTG). Here’s the lowdown on what’s included in the most recent release: Faster PIN Pad Reset Capability – Our enhanced PIN pad reset capability could …

02/07/2017

VT4 Shined at the PGA Merchandise Show

VT4 Shined at the PGA Merchandise Show

We showcased our mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution, VT4, at the recent PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL. We loved the positive feedback and reactions. Our award-winning mPOS has helped the PGA TOUR for years and can help make any business more profitable by accepting payments anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

01/03/2017

Executive Insight: True P2PE – What You Need to Know

Executive Insight: True P2PE – What You Need to Know

By Stephen Ames, CISA, CISSP – Senior Director, Security Compliance, Shift4 Corporation Riding on the fantastic news that Shift4’s True P2PE (point-to-point encryption) solution will soon be PCI validated, I want to impart some important information you need to know, regardless of whether or not you choose to implement True P2PE. Validated P2PE: Requirements for …

01/03/2017

VT4 Continues to Prove its Versatility With New Functionality

VT4 Continues to Prove its Versatility With New Functionality

This past year, we were happy to see the VT4 family grow as golf courses, retail stores, and hotels across the country decided to make us their mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution of choice. They chose us because our award-winning mPOS solution lets business owners in any industry securely accept mobile payments throughout their business without …

01/03/2017

Set Limits for Manual Card Entry With the UTG 2287 Update

Set Limits for Manual Card Entry With the UTG 2287 Update

This month’s UTG update enables you to set a minimum and maximum number of digits for manual card entry (MCE), giving you more control over the types of cards your staff members can manually enter. For example, you can allow MCE for only gift card, employee card, and/or loyalty card numbers. You can also set …

01/03/2017

Start Spreading the News: Shift4 Is Headed to NRF

Start Spreading the News: Shift4 Is Headed to NRF

Retail’s BIG Show in New York City is just a few weeks away. You already know that Shift4 solves your biggest payments problems, and we can’t wait to get the rest of the retail industry up to speed. If you’ll be there, stop by booth #818 to say hi to the Shift4 team and enter …

12/06/2016

Shift4’s P2PE Solution Will Soon Be PCI Validated

Shift4’s P2PE Solution Will Soon Be PCI Validated

Our True P2PE is already faster, more secure, and more reliable than any other point-to-point encryption solution in the industry. And, it will soon be one more thing: PCI validated!Yes, you read that right. If you’re already using True P2PE with PTS-approved, SRED compliant devices, you’ll soon be benefiting from a listed, PCI-validated P2PE solution …