Value-Added Reseller Offers Data Security Service to Restaurant Operators
ATLANTA, May 23, 2011 – First Data Corporation , a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, today announced that XPIENT Solutions has integrated the First Data® TransArmor® solution into its point-of-sale (POS) software. The TransArmor solution is a powerful combination of tokenization and encryption technologies designed to protect cardholder data at every stage of the transaction.
XPIENT Solutions is a value-added reseller that specializes in point-of-sale, back office and enterprise management technologies designed for quick service, fast casual, family and casual dining restaurant operators. With over 93,000 terminals installed in over 25,000 restaurants, XPIENT works with some of the largest brands in the foodservice industry.
"Data security is a top priority at XPIENT and this agreement with First Data will ensure that restaurant operators using our POS software will have the most advanced payment card security available today," said Christopher Sebes, XPIENT's President and CEO. "We are excited to be one of the very first POS providers in the restaurant industry to be fully integrated with the TransArmor solution."
Engineered with the RSA SafeProxy™ architecture, the TransArmor solution protects consumer payment card data from the moment it enters the merchant environment, and replaces card numbers with a token number that preserves the value of card data for merchant business operations but removes all value to fraudsters. Today, over 125,000 merchants are securely processing transactions with the TransArmor solution, the most widely deployed payment security service in the industry.
"XPIENT Solutions has a great reputation in the restaurant industry and its advanced POS technology is an ideal fit for our TransArmor solution," said Tim Horton, vice president, Merchant Product Management at First Data. "With this new agreement, restaurant operators using XPIENT technology and First Data will have peace of mind in protecting their customers’ payment card data and be able to significantly reduce the scope and lower the cost of achieving PCI compliance."
Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction.
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Elizabeth Grice, First Data