Bluefin’s patented and PCI-validated P2PE management service is now available through Amazon Web Services (AWS)
October 25, 2016 – Atlanta, GA – Bluefin, the leading provider of PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions for retail, healthcare and higher education, today announced that it has introduced a cloud-based hosting option for its Decryptx PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) product through Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Decryptx, Bluefin’s Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product for enabling the company’s PCI-validated P2PE solution on partners’ gateways and processing platforms, enables PCI/DSS providers and merchants to enhance their platform and offer Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution via a simple integration. Keyed, swiped, NFC, and EMV data from point of sale (POS) systems is protected via PCI-validated controls and encryption.
The AWS solution allows Bluefin to provide Decryptx “in the cloud” to Tier 1 and Tier 2 merchants in a Merchant Managed Solution option. This means that merchants can connect directly to Decryptx through AWS – regardless of whether their processor supports the Bluefin product.
“Bluefin is the only provider in the world to offer PCI-validated P2PE through a DaaS delivery model. To date, more than fifteen major gateways and processors have connected to Decryptx and are serving thousands of merchant locations,” said Ruston Miles, Chief Innovation Officer at Bluefin. “Bluefin has fully redundant data centers in the United States and service providers and merchants have requested that we extend our high-availability and low latency decryption service worldwide. Our solution using AWS extends our reach globally.”
Bluefin has also been issued two patents this year related to P2PE, Decryptx and the company’s proprietary P2PE Manager for terminal device chain of custody and management. “Systems and Methods for Creating Fingerprints of Encryption Devices,” issued in June, relates to systems and methods for creating fingerprints for encryption devices, including a payment terminal operatively connected to a device management system – the P2PE Manager. “Systems and Methods for Decryption as a Service,” issued in October, relates to Bluefin’s Decryptx P2PE architecture as well as payment device and chain-of-custody management.
“The P2PE Manager, together with Decryptx, provides a complete and validated P2PE platform for Bluefin partners and merchants,” said Miles. “Bluefin’s partner connections, device management services, and DaaS platform create an encryption ecosystem where merchants are empowered to choose the service providers that fit their business needs without sacrificing security.”