It’s Time to Start Layering Your Payment Security Solutions

image 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 truly doing everything they can to protect their customers’ payment
data – and their brand – from the devastating effects of a data breach.

The Layered Approach Is the Best Approach Crafty hackers are often one or more steps ahead of their victims, so why wouldn’t you want to use every bit of payment protection you can? Shift4 provides the most advanced payment processing solutions – and our security tools are comprehensive. If you aren’t using all the tools available to your environment, you should be. After all, they’re included at no additional cost. Here are a few:
  • True P2PE encrypts sensitive cardholder data from the moment it first interacts with the payment device, whether it’s swiped, inserted, keyed, or tapped (as with mobile wallets like Apple Pay), helping to simplify PCI compliance.
  • 4Go is a PA-DSS-validated product that can assist in securing legacy POS/PMS systems by working to keep card data out of those programs. 4Go is a good first step in reducing the risk of data breach, but should always be combined with our other security solutions.
  • TrueTokenization replaces cardholder data for storage with a random, alphanumeric value, also known as a token, while the actual card data is stored in Shift4’s secure, offsite data centers.
There’s no silver bullet when it comes to payment security. Our solutions are specifically designed to work together to secure your environment from ever-changing attack vectors. Each of these solutions plays a role in protecting your business throughout the transaction process. Don’t settle for a service provider that gives you subpar security, leaving your system vulnerable.

Layered Security Done Right
Here’s an example. Shift4 merchant customers who are currently using 4Go can continue enjoying the benefits that the solution brings, while enhancing their payment security with TrueTokenization and True P2PE.

For a more in-depth look at Shift4’s security tools, check out this article.

Just remember: you can never have too much security. To find out how Shift4 can help enhance your security posture, contact our Customer Support team at 702.597.2480, option 2, or support@shift4.com.