News | March 30, 2015

Heartland And Verifone Renew Alliance; Announce EMV And Encryption Initiative

(ETA TRANSACT 15, Booth #1213) - Verifone and Heartland Payment Systems recently announced a major strategic alliance and key initiatives aimed at providing merchants with enhanced security and EMV-ready payment processing.

Migration To EMV And End-To-End Encryption
Heartland Payment Systems is the nation's fifth largest payments processor and a leading provider of merchant business solutions, serving more than 300,000 business and educational locations nationwide. It will immediately make available Verifone’s EMV and NFC-enabled VX 520 payment terminal and VX 805 PIN pad with Heartland Secure E3 end-to-end encryption and tokenization. This offering will provide merchants with rigorous payment security as well as an easy migration to EMV as the mandated liability shift approaches.

Renewed Alliance Supports Merchant Needs
“A renewed alliance between Heartland and Verifone ensures merchants have access to the most secure and flexible payments solutions on the market today,” said Heartland Chairman and CEO Robert O. Carr. “Verifone’s popular VX terminals are both Heartland Secure-certified and support E3 encryption, providing merchants with an extensive range of payment device options.”

“Providing merchants the flexibility to easily accept new forms of payment and effectively protect customer data is just one example of Heartland’s unwavering commitment to its clients’ success,” said Paul Galant, CEO of Verifone. “Heartland’s emphasis on empowering merchants with innovative products and services that can enhance and grow their businesses and meet consumers’ changing demands is why Verifone is proud to partner with such a customer-focused processor.”

NFC & EMV Payment Acceptance
Verifone's VX Evolution line supports contact and contactless transactions with advanced security and reliability.

  • The VX 520 is a reliable, rugged countertop device with a powerful processor and expandable memory that handles encryption, decryption and processing at lightning speeds. Integrated NFC capabilities support alternative payments and also support value-added applications such as loyalty or gift card acceptance.
  • The VX 805 is a contactless PIN pad that complements the VX 520 for merchants preferring a consumer-facing peripheral for debit, mag-stripe, EMV and NFC acceptance at the POS.

Learn More At TRANSACT15
To learn more about Verifone’s alliance with Heartland, visit Verifone (Booth# 1213) at the Electronic Transaction Association’s (ETA) TRANSACT 15.

SOURCE: Verifone