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SMPLink™ v3.0 adds Vantiv Gift Cards and updates Valutec Interface

by Don Bunt 22. February 2017 08:58

Bunt Software is adding Vantiv Gift Cards to its broad gift card list. Arbys is changing gift card providers to Vantiv in April of this year and is in a big hurry to get all of their sites upgraded to handle the new cards.

In addition to Vantiv, we have also updated our Valutec Gift Card interface to version 2.0. It includes a security token as additional protection to their gift card processing.

Today, SMPLink™ can process gift cards from:

     GiveX

     Stored Value Systems

     ValuLink

     Valutec

     Vantiv

For credit transactions, SMPLink™ V3.0 uses TLS v1.2 exclusively; 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 been installed in 910 sites and has processed over 200 million transactions since 2010.

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

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™ 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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About Bunt Software

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.

 

Bunt Software develops innovative software solutions on a project or time & material basis. Our turnkey software development services include Commercial Product Development, as well as Software Architecture, Design and Development.

 

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·     Financial

·     Manufacturing

·     Telecommunications

·     Security 

 

 

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