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10 Million Vulnerable Credit Cards

by Don Bunt 18. March 2013 08:44

That is the number of cards that will pass thru the known vulnerable System Manager Pro software this year. There are still over 200 sites running SMP today without having SMPLink™ installed.

After SMP was deemed by Visa as vulnerable fifteen months ago, VisaNet processors were supposed to decertify the software. Who knows what that means?

What the processors have done is to institute “PCI Non-Compliance fees.” These fees of $10 to $30 per month are significantly cheaper for the merchant to pay than the cost of installing PCI compliant software and processes. Apparently, Visa will do nothing until a breach occurs, then a large fine will be imposed on the merchant.

Should the processors be allowed to overlook the usage of known vulnerable payment applications? We say NO!

Either kick these sites off your network or increase the fees to unbearable amounts.

Consumers may think twice before using their credit card in a quick service restaurant this year.

 

These sites can get PCI compliant now by installing SMPLink™.

SMPLink™ has nearly 750 sites installed and processes 2.75 Million PCI compliant credit transactions per month. SMPLink™ has also processed over one half million gift card transactions.
 
Find SMPLink™ on the PCI Council List of Validated Payment Applications: search for Application="SMPLink" or Company="Bunt Software".
 
SMPLink™ is the ONLY PA-DSS compliant credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system.

SMPLink™ processes its 50 millionth PCI compliant transaction

by Don Bunt 20. February 2013 05:45

On Monday, SMPLink™ processed its 50 millionth PCI compliant transaction. SMPLink™ is PCI-compliant credit card interface software developed specifically for Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) users that integrates seamlessly with Merchant Link's TransactionVault® - a system that stores sensitive cardholder data in a secure vault - not on your back office computer. SMPLink™ from Bunt Software has been validated under the PCI PA-DSS v1.2 rules.

The Panasonic System Manager Pro point of sale software was sold into over 2500 restaurants, representing almost every Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) brand. Unfortunately, the SMP software is vulnerable and not PCI compliant. The SMP software had interfaces to both Merchant Link's SiteNet and Southern DataComm's Protobase. Southern DataComm is now called Elavon.

Visa added SMP to the list of vulnerable payment applications in January, 2012. Based on a Visa compliance mandate effective 10/1/09, the SMP software must be decertified by VisaNet processors and agents within 12 months. That time has come and gone. In order to protect the consumers credit cards, the processors are enforcing the Visa guidelines.

Get PCI compliant now by installing SMPLink™.

SMPLink™ has nearly 750 sites installed and processes 2.75 Million PCI compliant credit transactions per month. SMPLink™ has also processed over one half million gift card transactions.

Find SMPLink™ on the PCI Council List of Validated Payment Applications: search for Application="SMPLink" or Company="Bunt Software".
 
SMPLink™ is the ONLY PA-DSS compliant credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system.

Wendy's® remains the largest SMPLink™ user

by Don Bunt 12. November 2012 06:00

Wendy's® tops the user list for SMPLink™ with 287 restaurants installed.

If you are using the Panasonic System Manager Pro software and you are not using SMPLink™ for your credit interface, you are a serious risk of a data breach. You will soon lose your ability to process credit cards altogether.

At the end of January, 2013, hundreds of Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) users are in for a rude awakening. This is when the SMP software will be decertified by their VisaNet processor. If you install SMPLink™, you can remain PCI compliant and continue using the SMP software and integrated credit cards.

SMPLink™ has processed over 40 million transactions to date and has over 700 sites installed. SMPLink™ processes 2.75 Million PCI compliant credit transactions per month.

Find SMPLink™ on the PCI Council List of Validated Payment Applications: search for Application="SMPLink" or Company="Bunt Software".

SMPLink™ is the ONLY PA-DSS compliant credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system.

SMPLink™ v2 is no longer PCI compliant, Version 3 is now available!

Due to vulnerabilities found in SSL v3, including the POODLE vulnerability. Merchants using SMPLink™ v2 and below need to move to SMPLink™ v3 as soon as possible to avoid being the target of hacking.

Contact your dealer to upgrade today. 

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