Bluefin and Invoice Cloud Partner to Provide Secure, PCI-Validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)
Invoice Cloud brings the security, reduced cost and brand protection of PCI P2PE through the company’s Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) platform
August 25, 2020 – Atlanta, GA and Braintree, MA – Bluefin, the leading provider of payment security technologies and PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solutions for healthcare, higher education and petroleum, today announced its partnership with Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) solutions provider, Invoice Cloud, to provide PCI-validated P2PE through the company’s SaaS platform.
Started in 2009, Invoice Cloud specializes in simple, secure, web-based electronic invoice presentment and payment solutions that reduce costs, accelerate payments and help the environment. Features of the company’s platform include electronic bill presentment, online payment, a customer communications engine, which shifts customer calls and visits to web based self-service, and client reconciliation and reporting. Invoice Cloud serves more than 2,100 organizations across the U.S, specializing in utilities, local government, insurance and more.
Invoice Cloud has partnered with Bluefin to provide PCI-validated P2PE solution directly through the company’s platform. PCI P2PE secures credit and debit card transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point of entry device. This prevents clear-text cardholder data from being available within the device, or in the merchant’s system where exposure to malware is possible. Data decryption always occurs offsite in a Bluefin hardware security module (HSM), ensuring the highest level of security.
“At Invoice Cloud, data security and PCI compliance are at the top of the priority list. We listened to clients looking for an extra layer of protection above and beyond PCI-mandated strong cryptography and implemented a POS solution that provides the gold standard in data security — PCI-validated P2PE,” said Martha Greer, Senior Vice President of Operations, Invoice Cloud. “Instantly encrypting the card data at the point of interaction and decrypting it off-site offers our clients maximum protection, significant reduction of PCI scope, and peace of mind.”
Bluefin enables PCI-validated P2PE on partner platforms using their Decryptx® Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product, which allows gateways, ISV’s, and processors to connect directly to Bluefin for the P2PE service.
“Invoice Cloud is a leader in innovative, best in breed solutions for e-bill presentment, providing their customers a variety of ways to pay, from point-of-sale (POS) and kiosk, to online banking, directly through government, utility and insurance websites,” said Greg Cornwell, Chief Revenue Officer, Bluefin. “With the adoption of PCI-validated P2PE, the myriad of industries that Invoice Cloud serves now have a comprehensive security solution that can protect their POS operations. We are excited to provide the benefits of our validated P2PE solution to Invoice Cloud clients.”
The benefits of the Bluefin and Invoice Cloud P2PE solution include reducing PCI scope from 329 to 33 questions on the P2PE self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ), which in turn provides significant cost and efficiency savings; online management of the P2PE device process with Bluefin’s P2PE Manager®; and seamless integration with the Invoice Cloud’s platform utilizing the P2PE-validated Ingenico iSC Touch 250.
Bluefin specializes in payment and data security technologies that protect point-of-sale (POS) and online transactions. Our security suite includes PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) for contactless retail, call center, mobile and unattended payments, and our ShieldConex® data security platform for the protection of personally Identifiable Information (PII), Personal Health Information (PHI), and payment data entered online. The company’s partner network currently includes over 130 processors, payment gateways and ISV’s operating in 32 countries, which provide Bluefin’s P2PE solutions direct to merchants, enterprises, healthcare organizations and more. Bluefin is a Participating Organization (PO) of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) and is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in Waterford, Ireland. For more information, please visit www.bluefin.com.
About Invoice Cloud
Invoice Cloud, an EngageSmart solution, is the leading provider of online bill payment services. Founded in 2009, the company has grown to be one of the leading disruptors in the cloud-based electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) space, helping institutions put customer experience first. By switching to Invoice Cloud, clients improve customer engagement, loyalty, and efficiency while reducing churn and missed payments in the process. With over 2,100 clients across the US and over 50 million payments processed annually, Invoice Cloud is one of the most secure, innovative, and inclusive fintech solutions in the market. To learn more, visit www.invoicecloud.net.
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