Bluefin and EDC Corporation partner for PCI-validated P2PE integration into EDC’s AIMS Parking Management System

Payment security provider Bluefin Payment Systems has announced a new partnership with EDC Corporation to provide Bluefin’s PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution to municipalities, higher education, airports and hospitals utilizing the company’s AIMS Parking Management Software platform.

EDC Corporation develops and supports software for the parking industry, specializing in citation, permit, and event management along with mobile and license plate recognition (LPR) enforcement. The company’s flagship product, the AIMS Parking Management Software platform, is a comprehensive management system in one package, used by universities, municipalities, airports, hospitals and private operators.

Through the partnership with Bluefin, EDC Corporation will provide their clients with Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution directly through the AIMS Parking Management System, 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 directly connect to Bluefin for the P2PE service.

“Parking offices have long required a front-end solution to make their over-the-counter card transactions and PCI audits simple. Connecting AIMS to Bluefin’s P2PE solution was the answer to the question everyone has been asking – ‘How can we serve our customers’ needs and simplify our PCI audits without using two separate systems for card present transactions?,’” said Ellen Genung, vice president, EDC Corporation. “Through this partnership with Bluefin, AIMS payment transactions and refunds are secure and seamless. P2PE card transactions facilitated directly through AIMS translates to one system for card transaction processing, refunding, reporting and reconciliation.”

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.

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“EDC Corporation is an esteemed leader in parking enforcement and permitting management for major organizations in industries such as education, hospitals, municipalities and airports. And while you don’t typically think of hackers targeting ticketing management operations, we can tell you that fraudsters don’t discriminate. They go after the least path of resistance to find clear-text credit card information,” said Greg Cornwell, head of global sales for Bluefin. “We applaud EDC for recognizing the value of security technologies such as PCI-validated P2PE in protecting their clients’ transactions, and we look forward to rolling out this solution to their customer base.”

Benefits of a PCI-validated P2PE solution for organizations and enterprises include reduced PCI compliance and scope, saving time and money on annual audits, and the assurance that the technology has been vetted and approved by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC).

Bluefin will hold two webinars on the benefits of PCI-validated P2PE on February 13th at 2 pm EST and February 15th at 11 am EST. You can register for the webinars here.