The security and scope reduction of Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution is now available through Etix
August 30, 2022 – Atlanta, GA and Morrisville, NC – Bluefin, the recognized integrated payments leader in encryption and tokenization technologies to protect payments and sensitive data, has announced a new partnership with Etix that will provide their ticketing clients integrated payment processing capabilities backed by PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE).
Etix is an international web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel and sports industries, and operates in 40 countries on four continents. Etix provides secure access control ticketing infrastructure solutions, ticket marketing services, and robust ecommerce fulfillment capabilities. Etix clients include venues, arenas, festivals, fairs, performing arts centers, and multi-use facilities.
Bluefin specializes in PCI-validated P2PE solutions that secure credit and debit card transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point-of-entry device, preventing clear-text cardholder data from being available in the device or the merchant’s system where it could be exposed to malware. Data decryption is only done offsite in a Bluefin hardware security module (HSM).
“Etix is dedicated to providing our clients the highest level of security and convenience, which made Bluefin a perfect partner for our company,” said Aaron Bare, Chief Marketing Officer, Etix. “Not only does the partnership provide the reduced PCI scope and security of validated P2PE, but also the benefits of integrated payments through the Etix platform.”
Bluefin’s PayConex™ platform provides integrated and stand-alone face-to-face, mobile, unattended, MOTO and Ecommerce payment processing, backed by PCI-validated P2PE and tokenization of PII, PHI, payment and ACH account data entered online. Additional features include 3D Secure (3DS) for Ecommerce payments, anti-fraud scoring, account updater and ACH verification.
“PCI-validated P2PE is the gold standard in POS payment security and has been widely embraced by box offices, stadiums, theatres and festivals,” said Greg Cornwell, Chief Revenue Officer, Bluefin. “Etix’s feature-rich platform serves organizations around the globe and we are very excited to bring the security of integrated P2PE payments to their clients.”
Founded in 2000, Etix is an international, web-based ticketing service provider, processing more than 55 million tickets per year in 40 countries. As the largest independent ticketing company in North America, Etix provides flexible and secure ticketing solutions, digital marketing services, and robust e-commerce fulfillment. Etix is proud to work with 1,800 venues, including theaters, arenas, music clubs, festivals, fairs, performing arts centers, casinos, and more. Headquartered in Morrisville, N.C., Etix has offices in Houston, Birmingham, Phoenix, Austria, China, Germany, Holland, and Japan, as well as a full-service digital marketing agency in Morrisville.