Integration Secures Card Data From Physical Points of Sale, Call Centers, Central Reservations, Global Reservations and Web
LAS VEGAS and WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — April 6, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — Payment services and gateway provider Shift4 Corporation and AutoClerk, Inc., provider of property management systems (PMS) for hotels, today announced the general availability of EMV. The joint solution features advanced payment security technologies — offering a premium level of security and convenience for hoteliers and their guests.
AutoClerk’s cloud-based PMS, myHMS, integrates with Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET payment gateway, making it the first solution of its kind to support EMV, which helps to prevent instances of card-present fraud while keeping the entire hotel environment free of sensitive card data. Shift4’s point-to-point encryption (P2PE) and tokenization solutions also allow hoteliers to secure guests’ card data across their entire enterprise — from physical points of sale and phone reservations to the central reservation system platforms of Sabre Hospitality, TravelClick, Vertical Booking and Sceptre Hospitality.
“The myHMS data center is one of the first PMS data centers in the world that is architected to not store, process or transmit sensitive cardholder data. We accomplish this feat by using Shift4’s i4Go for clerical and guest entry of card data and Shift4’s 4Res proxying firewall for all CRS/GDS/WBE interface connectivity, which results in all sensitive card data being tokenized before entering the myHMS data center,” said Gary Gibb, president, AutoClerk. “We’re proud to add EMV to Shift4’s point-to-point encryption at a hotel’s front desk to enhance the card-present payment security for our hotelier customers.”
For hoteliers preferring a non-cloud property management system, AutoClerk also offers a traditional server-based PMS that fully integrates with Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET to offer EMV with advanced payment security. Shift4’s complete bank and processor neutrality makes it possible for hoteliers to adopt EMV without changing their financial relationships and gives them the freedom to negotiate the best payment processing rates or make a switch if needed.
“At Shift4, the tools and features we provide are designed to optimize merchants’ business operations as they relate to their payments,” said Stephanie Stowers, SVP, Shift4. “We’re proud to partner with AutoClerk to offer EMV to improve card verification at hoteliers’ physical points of sale along with the security tools they truly need to protect their enterprise from data breaches and reduce PCI compliance headaches.”
About Shift4 Corporation
Shift4, through constant innovation and resolute independence, empowers and protects merchants accepting electronic payments by providing the fastest, most reliable and secure payment services and gateway in the marketplace, DOLLARS ON THE NET®. This solution provides auditing tools, fraud controls, support for new technologies (EMV, P2PE, mobile, etc.), hundreds of certified integrations to leading POS, PMS and e-commerce platforms, and connections to nearly every bank and processor in North America. Shift4 invented tokenization and owns nine paymentsecurity related patents. Learn more at www.shift4.com.
About AutoClerk, Inc.
AutoClerk has been building mission critical software for hospitality communities since 1986. AutoClerk’s customers are supported 24/7 by a dedicated staff, all with hands-on professional experience in the hospitality industry. In 2003, AutoClerk became the first in the industry to launch a successful web-booking tool for hoteliers, and myHMS pioneered cloud-based PMS solutions. AutoClerk software has been audited for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance since 2008. For more information, visit www.autoclerk.com.