BlueSnap Unveils Client Side Encryption for Payment Card Security
March 31, 2014
BlueSnap last week introduced Client Side Encryption, which the Waltham, Mass.-based gateway provider said will offer BlueSnap users added protection against security breach. The BlueSnap Client Side Encryption library allows merchants to encrypt credit-card data in the shopper’s browser window, preventing clear card data from ever reaching their servers. The company points out that not only does encryption at this point mitigate the risk of payment-card data exposure, it also reduces the scope of a merchant’s PCI compliance.
The mobile and online payment technology provider said the massive security breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and Michael’s, while they exploited a card-present vulnerability, prompted it to perform a company-wide review of its card-not-present offerings to ensure they provided merchants the best protection possible against cybercriminals.
“BlueSnap,” the company said in a statement, “has increased its commitment to provide the best security and fraud solutions available to their merchants after an extensive internal review.”