BLOGInsight into the Payments Industry

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

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 If you’re still using these outdated encryption methods, your payment processing – and PCI compliance – is at risk.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 …

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

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 …

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 …

12/06/2016

It’s Time to Start Layering Your Payment Security Solutions

It’s Time to Start Layering Your Payment Security Solutions

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, millions of businesses will see a spike in payment activity. And unfortunately, many of them will see a spike in data theft, too. This is a vital time of year for merchants to take a look at their payment security strategy and ask themselves if they are …

11/01/2016

EMV Is a Journey, Not a Destination

EMV Is a Journey, Not a Destination

The transition to EMV is a journey – and thanks to our vast experience, we’re reducing the number of bumps you may experience along the road. (After all, we want it to be a journey you’re glad you took.) So, while adopting EMV isn’t exactly “plug and play,” Shift4 is making it much simpler for …

11/01/2016

Shift4 Supports Ingenico’s New Mobile Terminal

Shift4 Supports Ingenico’s New Mobile Terminal

Add new revenue centers and make paying for goods or services more convenient for your customers with Ingenico’s sleek and secure new iSMP4 Companion, which (pardon the pun) happens to be a great companion to Shift4’s VT4 mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution. (Bonus: our Universal Transaction Gateway already supports it.) This smart mobile point-of-sale device is …

10/04/2016

Ready for Faster EMV Transactions?

Ready for Faster EMV Transactions?

Last year, we put out an article explaining how the arrival of EMV essentially killed the concept of swipe ahead. With EMV, customers have to wait until all items are rung up and a total is calculated before inserting their cards – and then wait 15-20 agonizing seconds for processing before they can remove their …