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November 1, 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 …

October 4, 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 …

October 4, 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 …

October 4, 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 …

September 6, 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.

September 6, 2016

Increase Account Security With Shift4 Authenticator

Introducing the newest member of the Shift4 product family: Shift4 Authenticator. This mobile app helps secure your Lighthouse Transaction Manager 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. Shift4 …

September 6, 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 …

August 2, 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 …

August 2, 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 …

August 2, 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 …

August 2, 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 …

July 5, 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 …