March 11, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary for Merchant Link. Merchant Link has grown from a small Technical Support Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to an international provider of payment security solutions. The landscape is much different today than it was in 1993 when Merchant Link got its start.
P2PE is a payment security solution that involves the encryption of cardholder data. Cardholder data includes any information contained on a customer’s payment card, including the primary account number (PAN), cardholder name, expiration date and data used for authentication and authorization. The data may be printed on either side of the card and contained in digital format on the magnetic strip or in the microchip embedded in the card.
With the holidays behind us, payment security is a top concern for individuals and businesses. Shoppers continue to ask, “What can I do to make sure my purchases are protected while shopping and traveling?” Businesses are asking similar questions with regard to their networks and payment devices, and the security of their systems.
Hospitality is a dynamic industry and is constantly evolving, particularly with the integration of new technologies to engage customers and improve service quality. Hospitality executives need to be aware of key technologies in the market, including the latest developments in payment solutions. I’ve summarized four technologies that hospitality tech executives need to understand.
As payment security has evolved over the years, so has merchants’ implementation and approaches to PCI and security. Separating PCI from security makes sense because PCI is considered a minimum set of standards to try to keep a merchant’s environment, and customer’s data in that environment, secure.
Yesterday on the blog we reported on recent information provided by the PCI Council regarding Version 3.0 of the standards. Many in the industry and writing about it, including the well-known blogger PCI Guru, who pointed out in this post the comments Bob Russo (General Manager of the PCI SSC) made with regard to mobile
We made it to the end of another week and submit to you our final post in our #falserealityfriday series. Enjoy! Some of you may remember way back in 1972, Memorex launched its advertising campaign, “Is it live, or is it Memorex?” In the ‘80s when VHS tapes were cutting-edge technology, they released this commercial,
Welcome to the Bi-Weekly Best of the Web – a great way to catch up on recent commentary and compelling content from across the Web. Every other Friday, we’ll post insightful news articles, noteworthy blog posts and more related to the world of payments, payment data security and technology. ow Phishing Attacks Are Evolving <
Merchant Link is pleased to announce that it has renewed its contract through 2017 with IHOP®, America’s favorite breakfast place. Since 2002, IHOP has relied on Merchant Link to route payment transactions from the point-of-sale (POS) to the processor. In 2006, IHOP was one of the first major brands to implement Merchant Link’s TransactionVault™ cloud-based
It seems Retail’s BIG show gets bigger every year. With more than 27,000 attendees, it’s the place to be to find out what’s next in retail solutions and strategy. When it comes to payments, retailers are seeking cloud-based solutions that are flexible enough to keep up with changing business, compliance and security needs. In these