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What is P2PE?

Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) protects your customer’s payment data by encrypting it at the point of entry before you send it to your processor. The data can be unencrypted using only the processor’s secure key, so even if a fraudster steals the data they can’t use it. Read more

What is a contactless payment?

A contactless payment is a secure way for a customer to pay for goods and services by tapping their compatible card or mobile device on your payment terminal. The customer doesn’t need to insert or swipe their card and they don’t need to enter their PIN. Read more

What is PCI-DSS?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) are a set of requirements that you must follow to protect sensitive cardholder data. Sensitive cardholder data is information from a payment card that an issuing bank can use to authorize a transaction. Read more

What is TLS?

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is an encryption protocol that devices use to protect the data they send over a network. TLS helps to keep your data safe and protects it from attackers. Read more

What do I need to do to comply with PCI-DSS?

To comply with PCI-DSS requirements, you must do the following: Use equipment and systems that comply with the PCI-DSS’s requirements for processing and storing sensitive cardholder data Educate your employees about the best practices for working with cardholder data Complete an annual self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) or an on-site audit by an external assessor each year Carry out software scans to discover potential flaws in your system Best practices You should also follow our best practices to help you secure your network, which include the following: Do Use only PCI-DSS approved PIN entry devices Use a properly configured firewall on your network and computers Use strong passwords and change the default passwords on hardware and software Don’t Share passwords with employees Use passwords more than once Use weak or insecure protocols for connecting to your access point Connect to access points you don’t trust or haven’t set up yourself Leave your POS devices unattended Read more

Genius Smart P2PE™ Instruction Manual

If you are using the Genius Smart P2PE solution, you must install and maintain your Genius devices according to the instructions in the P2PE Instruction Manual (PIM). If you have any questions about the Genius Smart P2PE solution, contact our Genius Support Team. Read more