Bluefin Payments Systems, Accepta announce partnership

Bluefin Payment Systems, a provider of PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions for education, healthcare and enterprises, is partnering with Accepta LLC to provide Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution to companies and organizations using Accepta’s EzPay Payment Platform.

Accepta provides acquiring, development, ACH processing, electronic transactions, PIN debit processing and development of IT solutions to both the U.S. and Latin America markets. The company has partnered and is certified with top U.S. credit card processors for retail, wholesale, online, restaurant, recurring and mail order/telephone order payments.

Through the partnership with Bluefin, Accepta can now provide their clients with Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution directly through Accepta’s EzPay Payment Platform, enhancing security and reducing PCI scope with no change to the payment transaction flow. Bluefin enables PCI-validated P2PE on partner platforms with their Decryptx Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product, which allows gateways, applications, and processors to direct connect to Bluefin for the P2PE service.

Eldred F. Garcia

“Earlier this year, the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) held its Latin America Forum (LAF) in Brazil, underscoring the importance of payment security in this growing market,” said Eldred F. Garcia, VP of security solutions, head of Latin America and Caribbean region, Bluefin. “By partnering with Bluefin through our Decryptx service, Accepta becomes the first gateway in Puerto Rico to provide PCI-validated P2PE. We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunity it will bring for more secure payments in the U.S. and Latin America.”

Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution secures 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).

“Accepta is dedicated to developing a new generation of payment processing solutions, and part of our innovation stems from embracing new security technologies, such as PCI-validated P2PE,” CEO Candid Alfonso said. “Not only will Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution secure our customer’s transactions, it will also bring cost and efficiency benefits by reducing PCI scope in a seamless fashion that requires no change to how our customers process payments with Accepta today. We are looking forward to rolling out this solution to our U.S. and Latin America clients.”