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5 Best Practices for Credit Card Terminal Security

5 Best Practices for Credit Card Terminal Security

Maintaining a secure business doesn’t just benefit you; it also benefits the customers who frequent your business and pay for your services. Simply locking your cash drawer isn’t enough if you accept credit card payments. Fraud costs businesses and consumers alike. According to the Federal Trade Commision, consumers reported over $744 million in fraud complaints in 2016. These complaints can impact the buyer perception of businesses that are breached or neglectful of fraud occurring on their premises. By implementing a device security protocol, you can stay on top of your business’s PCI compliance and actively prevent fraud.…

ezyVet Veterinary Software Now Offers PayJunction Integration

ezyVet Veterinary Software Now Offers PayJunction Integration

Managing a veterinary clinic involves a lot of juggling. Between physician schedules, patient records, historical data and financial reporting, veterinary clinics require a system to help them manage the chaos. Luckily, ezyVet — a cutting-edge veterinary software provider — crafted an affordable and customizable software that fits veterinary clinics of all sizes and compositions. With the help and input of veterinarians, ezyVet incorporated useful features such as a built-in calendar, customer portal, clinical module and change log, as well as reporting, reminders and customer invoices. With integrations like XERO and Smart Flow, ezyVet truly offers a completely connected solution. With all your…

3 Considerations When Selecting Cloud Service Providers

3 Considerations When Selecting Cloud Service Providers

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance is an absolutely essential cog in the wheel that turns e-commerce. While it’s legal in the U.S. to not comply with PCI standards, failure to do so can result in bank fines, an inability to do business with Card Associations like Visa and MasterCard and — most importantly — put your customers’ personal information at risk. Ensuring PCI compliance can be daunting, particularly when you are operating in the cloud, but it must be addressed to be trusted in the online marketplace. How exposed is customer data among cloud providers? A 2015 study done by…

Manual Card Processing: Everything You Need to Know

Manual Card Processing: Everything You Need to Know

If you run or work for a business that accepts card-not-present transactions, it’s important to understand the finer points of manual card processing. While it’s easy to simply gloss over these steps, especially when you’re on the phone with a customer and want to provide a fast, positive customer experience, it’s both a security and financial risk to not process manual payments with care. Card-not-present transactions represent the largest percentage of card fraud, and it’s trending up. Fraudulent e-commerce transactions are expected to reach $19 billion in 2018, with card-not-present fraud accounting for 45 percent…

Why Tokenization Is Better Than Point to Point Encryption

Why Tokenization Is Better Than Point to Point Encryption

Whether you’re a developer seeking an integrated payment solution or a business owner searching for a credit card processing partner, the security of cardholder data should be at the top of your checklist. When processing and storing credit card data via a terminal, the payment processing security standard can vary. Below, we compare the two current standards for securing cardholder data: point to point encryption and cloud-based tokenization. Point to Point Encryption vs. Cloud-Based Tokenization Point to point encryption (P2PE) encrypts data from point A, when a card is swiped or dipped in a terminal, until it reaches point…