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SMPLink™ v3.0 drops support for SSL v3

by Don Bunt 11. January 2017 16:55

When SMPLink™ was first created in 2010, the PCI Council recommended using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) V3 for communications across the internet. In recent years, several vulnerabilities have been found, including the POODLE vulnerability. These vulnerabilities can allow hackers access to credit card track data. SSL V3 is no longer PCI compliant.

In the meantime, a new and more secure mechanism was born, Transport Layer Security (TLS). The communication layer in SMPLink™ V3.0 has been rewritten to use exclusively TLS v1.2; the most secure transport layer available. SMPLink™ v3.0 is PA-DSS v3.1 compliant.

Merchants using older versions SMPLink™ need to move to SMPLink™ version 3.0 as soon as possible to avoid being the target of hacking. Contact your dealer to upgrade today. 

With the help of Bunt Software, Panasonic has released System Manager Pro version 4.0 powered by SMPLink™ v3.0. SMPLink™ is installed with every copy and SMP version 4.0 supports Windows 7, 8 and 10.

SMPLink™ has had over 910 sites installed and has processed over 200 million transactions since 2010.

SMPLink™ is the BEST credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system.

Bunt Software approved by the PCI Standards Council as a Qualified Integrator and Reseller

by Don Bunt 10. May 2016 19:40

Bunt Software is pleased to announce that they have been approved by the PCI Standards Council as a Qualified Integrator and Reseller. QIR's are qualified in the secure installation of Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS)-validated payment applications into merchant environments in a manner that facilitates PCI Data Security Standard compliance.

Numerous breach investigations have shown that incorrect installation and/or maintenance of payment applications creates opportunities for merchant networks to be compromised. Integrators and resellers play a key role in the payments ecosystem, as merchants depend on these service providers to install, configure, and/or maintain their validated applications. 

Lookup "Bunt Software" on the PCI council website to verify our certification. Whether you are installing SMP and SMPLink™ or something else, Bunt Software can help.

According to a Visa Security Bulletin dated 29 Oct 2015, starting 31 March 2016, newly boarded merchants must use only QIR certified professionals to install their POS applications. Starting 31 January 2017, the same applies for existing merchants.

Bunt Software can help to install your POS software in a PCI compliant manner.

With the help of Bunt Software, Panasonic has released System Manager Pro version 4.0 powered by SMPLink™. SMPLink™ is installed with every copy and SMP version 4.0 supports Windows 7, 8 and 10.

SMPLink™ is 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™ has had over 910 sites installed and has processed over 136 million transactions to date.

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

SMPLink™ is safe from the Heartbleed bug

by Don Bunt 14. April 2014 19:40

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. For more information about the Heartbleed Bug, see the Heartbleed website.

SMPLink™ does NOT use OpenSSL or any derivative of it. It is therefore NOT subject to the Heartbleed vulnerability.

On a similarly important note:

SMPLink™ users should no longer be using Windows XP because Microsoft support has run out and your system is vulnerable.

There is no need to worry about changing pos systems because both SMP and SMPLink™ run on Windows 7 (32-bit).

SMPLink™ is 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™ has protected over 850 sites and has processed almost 90 Million PCI compliant credit transactions.

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

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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Bunt Software is the maker of SMPLink™, a PA-DSS validated 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.

 

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