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Merchant Link TLS Shutdown

by Don Bunt 8. May 2018 12:01

As of today, we are just 53 days from the Merchant Link TLS shutdown. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard version 3.1 has identified that all versions of SSL and early versions of TLS are vulnerable to attack.

For that reason Merchant Link is shutting down support for SSL v3 and all versions of TLS prior to v1.2. This means that all SMPLink customers will need to upgrade to SMPLink v3. Any site that doesn't upgrade will find that they can no longer process cards after June 30, 2018.

SMPLink™ has been installed in 925 sites and has processed over 300 million transactions since 2010.

SMPLink™ is the ONLY 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.

Countdown to Decertification for System Manager Pro

by Don Bunt 2. November 2012 07:03

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. With the holidays coming fast, the waiting lists for installation at point of sale dealers are growing.

Time until Decertification:

 

 

Panasonic System Manager Pro users must act NOW or be kept from processing credit transactions at the end of January, 2013.

The Panasonic System Manager Pro point of sale software was sold into over 2500 reastaurants, representing almost every Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) brand. Unfortunately, the SMP software is vulnerable, not PCI compliant and Panasonic no longer supports this software. The SMP software had interfaces to both Merchant Link's SiteNet and Southern DataComm's Protobase. Southern DataComm is now called Elavon.

With the help of SMPLink™, System Manager Pro can be made PCI compliant. 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.

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 is a trademark of Bunt Software Incorporated. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders. SMPLink and Bunt Software are not sponsored by, or affiliated with, Panasonic.

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