Shift4 Announces U.S. EMV Certification With Heartland Payment Systems

Payment Services Provider Offers EMV Payments Through Layered Security and Flexibility

LAS VEGAS — June 28, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — Payment services and gateway provider Shift4 Corporation today announced it has certified for U.S. EMV with Heartland Payment Systems. With this certification, merchants in any industry will be able to process chip-embedded credit and debit card payments through Heartland. At the same time, they’ll receive unrivaled security and flexibility through Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET payment gateway.

Many companies have operated under the misconception that EMV chip cards will protect merchants from payment data breaches. This is not true. While more secure than their magnetic-stripe predecessors, EMV remains vulnerable to data theft unless additional security measures are in place. Shift4 layers the card-based security of EMV chip cards with the advanced security of their True P2PE and TrueTokenization technologies to assure that sensitive payment card data doesn’t enter the merchant’s payment processing environment. This offers merchants far better protection against data breaches and significantly reduces the scope of their PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) assessments.

Shift4 has been addressing the challenges of EMV implementation and simplifying the EMV migration process since certifying for EMV in Canada in 2010. Shift4’s expertise and innovative payment technologies are being leveraged again to assure that each U.S. EMV implementation offers merchants the simplified payment processing, layered security and advanced systems integrations they need to optimize their daily business operations.

With the largest collection of quality ISV system integrations and certifications yielding our merchants’ compliance at the transaction level, Shift4 is able to seamlessly extend its EMV certification with Heartland to enable payment processing through a wide variety of point-of-sale and property management systems. This gives merchants using DOLLARS ON THE NET the ability to adopt EMV quickly and easily.

Shift4’s U.S. EMV certification with Heartland supports both chip-and-PIN and chip-and-signature verification methods and offers the ability to use a number of EMV-capable payment devices using USB, serial, Ethernet, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity. Shift4 currently supports Ingenico Group’s iPP320, iPP350, iSC Touch 250, iSC Touch 480, iCMP, iSMP Companion, iSMP4 Companion, and iWL250 and Verifone’s MX 915 and MX 925. All of these devices support True P2PE and offer NFC/contactless capability to enable mobile wallet acceptance, including Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay and more.

Shift4’s complete bank and processor neutrality allows merchants to connect with any of the major U.S. processors, as they certify Shift4 for EMV. This offers merchants the freedom to negotiate the best payment processing rates, centrally manage payments across a variety of banks and processors and make a switch if needed without losing access to transaction data.

“Shift4’s EMV strategy is unmatched by any other payment gateway in the industry, and we are excited to partner with Heartland to make this happen. Many of our competitors sought a short and easy route to EMV and are requiring merchants to adjust their business practices to fit into a singular EMV mold,” said J.D. Oder II, President/CTO, Shift4. “We did all of the hard work and development necessary to ensure that our merchant customers won’t be stuck with a cookie-cutter solution for EMV – but rather a comprehensive solution that offers EMV with choices, and the layered security of P2PE and tokenization across all of the major devices, systems and processors.”

Heartland’s transparent approach has made them a proven leader in the many markets which they and Shift4 serve.

“Our certification for EMV with Heartland is a testament to our merchant advocacy as it showcases one of the numerous options we’re making available to merchants in their transition to processing EMV payments,” said Stephanie Stowers, EVP/COO, Shift4. “With DOLLARS ON THE NET, merchants can adopt EMV and still have a variety of choices – from devices and systems to banks and processors – to best optimize their business operations.”

To learn more about Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET payment solutions, please visit shift4.com.

About Shift4 Corporation
Through constant innovation and resolute independence, Shift4 empowers and protects merchants accepting electronic payments by providing the fastest, most reliable and secure payment services and gateway in the marketplace, DOLLARS ON THE NET®. This solution provides auditing tools, fraud controls, foundational support for new technologies (EMV, P2PE, mobile, etc.), hundreds of certified integrations to leading POS, PMS and e-commerce platforms, and connections to nearly every bank and processor in North America. Shift4 invented tokenization and owns nine payment-security related patents. Learn more at www.shift4.com.


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