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10/04/2016

Payment Security Tips From PCI

Payment Security Tips From PCI

Shift4 was honored by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) last month for supporting the Council since the very beginning, 10 years ago. While we were in attendance at their conference, we picked up a pair of helpful guides that we’d like to pass along to all of our merchant customers. All …

10/04/2016

UTG Update Supports New EMV Device and More

UTG Update Supports New EMV Device and More

As a leader in the payments space and a dedicated merchant advocate, Shift4 routinely updates our Universal Transaction Gateway (UTG) in response to industry trends and merchant feedback. While some of these changes are minor tweaks and behind-the-scenes improvements, others may have a larger impact on your business. We’ve made some recent enhancements to our …

09/06/2016

Shift4 Speeds Up EMV With Quick Chip

Shift4 Speeds Up EMV With Quick Chip

Are you tired of EMV transactions taking so long? Shift4 now fully supports EMV quick chip with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. This greatly speeds up the EMV checkout process, as it allows consumers to remove their cards after only a few seconds. You can view the full announcement here.

09/06/2016

Increase Account Security With veri4

Increase Account Security With veri4

Introducing the newest member of the Shift4 product family: veri4. This mobile app helps secure your DOLLARS ON THE NET and MyPortal accounts by generating an additional credential – a unique, six-digit passcode that you can enter along with your account number, username, and password. For added security, this passcode changes every 30 seconds. The …

09/06/2016

UTG Update Brings New EMV Options and More

UTG Update Brings New EMV Options and More

As a leader in the payments space and a dedicated merchant advocate, Shift4 routinely updates our Universal Transaction Gateway (UTG) in response to industry trends and merchant feedback. While some of these changes are minor tweaks and behind-the-scenes improvements, others may have a larger impact on your business. We’ve made some recent enhancements to the …

08/02/2016

Don’t Miss Out On Our Extensive Software Updates

Don’t Miss Out On Our Extensive Software Updates

As dedicated merchant advocates, we listen to your feedback and regularly update our payment solutions to optimize your payment processing efficiency and security. In the last month, we’ve released software updates for our Universal Transaction Gateway® (UTG®), DOLLARS ON THE NET® payment gateway, and VT4® mobile point-of-sale solution. Here is a breakdown of the major …

08/02/2016

Ready for Card Numbers Starting With 2?

Ready for Card Numbers Starting With 2?

Starting next year, Mastercard will be rolling out new payment cards that begin with the number “2” (typically, they start with “5”). This will create a new Bank Identification Number (BIN) range of 222100 – 272099 that merchants will need to accept. A BIN makes up the first six digits of a card number, and …

08/02/2016

You May Need to Replace Your Payment Devices

You May Need to Replace Your Payment Devices

As you already know, Shift4 is committed to securing your business, your brand, and your customers’ card data. As part of our mission to help you stay secure and PCI complaint, we’ll be sunsetting support for six payment devices effective January, 1, 2017: Ingenico 3070 Ingenico 6550 Ingenico 6780 Verifone 1000 Verifone MX 850 Verifone …

08/02/2016

EMV Devices: Which Ones Shift4 Supports and How to Get Them

EMV Devices: Which Ones Shift4 Supports and How to Get Them

Many of you have been looking into purchasing new payment devices to accept EMV chip cards. Shift4 has carefully selected a variety of secure EMV devices. And, with nearly a dozen different device options currently offered, you can customize your EMV setup to fit your specific business. New! Direct Link to Our EMV Device List …

07/05/2016

Executive Insight: Warning for SSLv3 and Some TLS Users

Executive Insight: Warning for SSLv3 and Some TLS Users

By Stephen Ames, CISA, CISSP – Senior Director, Security Compliance, Shift4 Corporation As you already know, we at Shift4 are fanatics about having the strongest security possible which is why we build security into everything we do from the ground up. More than a year ago, we eradicated SSL and early TLS from anywhere it …

07/05/2016

Making Sense of Mobile Payments

Making Sense of Mobile Payments

You probably take your smartphone with you wherever you go, so it should come as no surprise that mobile payments usage has been steadily increasing. But, with all of the different mobile technologies out there, we know that it can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming.Here’s a closer look at some of the mobile payments technologies …

06/16/2016

Shift4 Offers Fast-Track to EMV Acceptance

Shift4 Offers Fast-Track to EMV Acceptance

Shift4 is proud to offer EMV with more device and processor combinations than any other gateway provider. More than 70 of our valued point-of-sale and property management system partners who have integrated their systems with our DOLLARS ON THE NET® payment gateway have now made the tweaks necessary to certify those solutions for EMV.Check out …