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Merchant Link Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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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.

Point-to-Point Encryption, What You Need to Know

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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.

4 Payment Technologies Hospitality Businesses Need to Increase Security

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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.

Payment Security and its Impact in Lodging

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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.

Is it Live, or is it Memorex?

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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,
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Best of the Web 03.08.13

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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 <
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IHOP® Renews Merchant Link Contract through 2017

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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
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