Bluefin adds P2PE management to its menu

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Bluefin Payment Systems is rolling out a service to simplify compliance tasks for merchants that have adopted point-to-point encryption (P2PE) services to protect card data at every stage of the transaction.

P2PE Manager, which Bluefin first developed for its own customers, is now available as a standalone service for the growing number of processors that offer P2PE services validated by the Payment Card Industry security standards council, Bluefin announced on Tuesday.

The move marks a turning point for Bluefin, which got a slow start as one of very few North American providers of P2PE services in 2014 at a time when merchants were overwhelmed with competing priorities, including upgrading terminals to EMV.

But the rising number of data breaches and


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