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Showing posts with label Product News. Show all posts

Shift4 Payments Introduces RESTful API

image Shift4 Payments is pleased to announce the general availability of our new RESTful API. With the introduction of this new integration option, our new and existing independent software provider (ISV) partners can now integrate their point of sale or property management systems much faster to Shift4’s payment gateway and network, including our suite of secure payment technologies that support a wide range of payment types, devices, functions, and back-office accounting capabilities.

DOLLARS ON THE NET Is Now Lighthouse Transaction Manager

imageYou may have noticed that Shift4 has gone through a major rebranding. Most notably, we changed our name to Shift4 Payments and have greatly expanded our offering to merchants and partners. As part of this rebranding, we have made some exciting changes to our DOLLARS ON THE NET accounting application.

True P2PE Is Now PCI Validated!

thumb Big news! Our advanced point-to-point encryption solution, True P2PE, is now on the list of PCI-validated P2PE technologies. By encrypting cardholder data (CHD) at an approved payment terminal or device you can prevent CHD from entering your system. Now, you can continue taking advantage of same speed, security, and reliability of True P2PE with the added benefit of saving time and money by the use of the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) P2PE “short form.” Click here for official announcement.

Introducing the New 4Word

thumb More security, added versatility – and a new look, too. Shift4’s 4Word gives merchants a way to share and control cardholder data (CHD) with a trusted third party so that payments can be processed according to the merchant’s business requirements or need, whether that third party is a Shift4 customer or not. We’ve recently completed a major update to the 4Word web app that helps merchants increase login security and the application’s usability – especially for those doing business internationally.

New Options in the UTG and DOLLARS ON THE NET

thumb We’ve added some useful new options to the UTG and DOLLARS ON THE NET. Here's what's new:

With this UTG update, merchants processing directly to American Express (AMEX) will be able to more accurately and securely verify AMEX cardholders using online PIN verification (if supported by the card) instead of relying solely on a signature.

Avoid Suspended Batches Using New DOLLARS ON THE NET Viewing Option

thumb Did you know that fake authorization codes are the number one cause of suspended batches? No one wants to take the time to call a card issuer’s voice authorization center to get a referral code when facing a line of customers. But, when a busy clerk enters a fake code to force an authorization, it doesn’t just cause problems with that transaction in DOLLARS ON THE NET, it causes a portion of the batch – or even the entire batch of transactions – to suspend, leaving your auditor stuck with extra work or even a delay in funding.

Enhanced Support for Verifone PIN Pads in the Latest UTG Update

thumb We’ve added a few enhancements to our UTG 2290 release. If you use EMV with Verifone PIN pads, then you’ll be excited to learn we’re giving you more control over handling debit and credit cards in EMV processing (if the customer’s card allows for it).

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.

Executive Insight: Don’t Be Misled by False Claims About EMV

thumb 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.

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.

Faster PIN Pad Reset and More

thumb 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).

VT4 Shined at the PGA Merchandise Show

We showcased our mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution, VT4, at the recent PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL. We loved the positive feedback and reactions.

VT4 Continues to Prove its Versatility With New Functionality

This past year, we were happy to see the VT4 family grow as golf courses, retail stores, and hotels across the country decided to make us their mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution of choice. They chose us because our award-winning mPOS solution lets business owners in any industry securely accept mobile payments throughout their business without the challenges and limitations they’d face with other solutions.

Set Limits for Manual Card Entry With the UTG 2287 Update

image 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 a maximum number of digits to catch keying errors before you attempt to process a 17-digit credit card number, saving you from additional transaction fees.

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!

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.

Shift4 Supports Ingenico’s New Mobile Terminal

thumb 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 out now and Ingenico is currently seeking pilot opportunities.

Our Award-Winning VT4 Mobile POS Just Got Better

thumb VT4 is the most versatile mobile point-of-sale solution available. It works on any smartphone, tablet, or laptop with a variety of accessory packages, including the new iSMP4 Companion. One of the biggest draws to VT4 has been the ability for administrators to control VT4 settings in real time via the backend application, 4tress. (Think of it as VT4’s mission control center.) Now, 4tress has a polished new look and feel, so it’s even easier to navigate when you’re updating user permissions, adding or updating shelf items, pulling sales reports, 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.

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.