Ingenico Partners With Shift4 to Provide Merchants With a

Ingenico Partners With Shift4 to Provide Merchants With a
Processor-Neutral, Secure P2PE Platform 
ATLANTA, GA and LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 --  
Ingenico (EURONEXT: FR0000125346) (ING), leading worldwide provider
of payment solutions, and Shift4 Corporation, the world's largest
independent payment gateway, today announced a partnership that
brings Shift4's neutral, merchant-centric gateway solution to
Ingenico's open portfolio of Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)
"As a dominant Point-of-Sale retail hardware provider to merchants in
the U.S., we want merchants to take full advantage of the added
values that accompany P2PE schemes by providing a range of choices
that best fit with their processing needs," commented Scott Tubbs,
vice president of Retail and Channel Sales at Ingenico North America.
"What Shift4 has done is develop a uniform platform that allows
merchants to switch banks and/or processors without changing their
infrastructure -- a truly processor-neutral solution." 
P2PE answers merchants' needs for secure mobile payments. Prior to
this technology, merchants using mobile solutions were often storing
unencrypted data on their devices and sending it over relatively
unsecure mobile networks.  
"P2PE offers merchants the ability to limit their sensitive card-data
environment to literally the size of the swipe device," said Shift4
CEO Dave Oder. "They no longer have to worry about bringing their
work stations, networks, and servers into PCI compliance, which used
to be an expensive and time-consuming process." 
Ingenico's latest Telium 2 series devices combined with the P2PE
solution remedy both of these merchant concerns. Not only does their
P2PE capability reduce previous PCI-compliance concerns, their wide
range of multi-lane signature capture, retail PIN pad, and mobile
payment devices cover the full spectrum of merchants' needs, allowing
them to securely accept and process all forms of payment including
magnetic stripe, EMV chip card, contactless, and NFC-enabled mobile
Adding Shift4 to the equation means not only are merchants free to
adopt mobile solutions or prepare for future technologies, but they
can make the strategic business changes necessary to fully capitalize
on these new 
"Partnering with Ingenico gives us access to their excellent line of
PCI-approved SRED Telium 2 series devices, which goes a long way
towards Shift4 being listed as a PCI-validated P2PE solution
provider," said Shift4 VP of Business Development Bob Lowe. "That
certification is what our merchant customers have asked us to obtain,
and we believe that Ingenico is the best possible choice to help us
fulfill that request and address our customers' future security
As a European company, Ingenico's devices already support EMV. The
U.S. Chip-and-PIN (EMV) mandate for 2015 enables partners such as
Shift4 to make a seamless transition for their merchants.  
Both companies will be attending and exhibiting at the National
Retail Federation's Annual Convention & EXPO in New York next week
(January 14-15, 2013). Merchants interested in taking advantage of
the opportunities this partnership provides can stop by Ingenico's
booth #1653 or visit Shift4 in booth #740. Those not attending NRF
this year can request a list of supported devices by calling
702.597.2480 (option 3) or e-mailing  
About Shift4 Corporation
 Founded in Las Vegas in 1994, Shift4
Corporation is the world's largest independent payment gateway,
serving more than 24,000 clients in several industries, including
Hospitality, Retail, Food & Beverage, Mail/Telephone Order, and
e-Commerce. Boasting more than 350 POS/PMS integrations and
maintaining absolute bank- and processor-neutrality, Shift4 is
proudly merchant-centric, helping clients secure the best discount
rates while providing industry-leading security, speed, and
reliability. Recognized as a pioneer of Tokenization, Shift4 has
processed more than four billion tokenized transactions since it
coined the term in 2005. Shift4's DOLLARS ON THE NET(R) solution
provides unparalleled pre- and post-settlement auditing capabilities,
fraud protection, and drastically simplified PCI-compliance. For more
information, visit 
About Ingenico (ING)
 Ingenico (EURONEXT: FR0000125346) (ING) is a
leading provider of payment solutions, with over 17 million terminals
deployed in more than 125 countries. Its 3,600 employees worldwide
support retailers, banks and service providers to optimize and secure
their electronic payments solutions, develop their offer of services
and increase their point of sales revenue. More information on and 
Media Contact
Gianna A. Vivo
Shift4 Corporation
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