Fuels

ACI and DFS Partner for Data Security at the Pump

Joint P2PE project to protect consumer debit- and credit-card information
convenience store forecourt data security
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AUSTIN, Texas — ACI Worldwide, a global provider of digital payment software, and Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), a developer of technologies for the fuel and convenience industries, are collaborating on a point-to-point encryption (P2PE) data security offering. This will increase protection for consumers’ credit and debit cards at fueling dispensers, reducing the risks of costly data breaches for convenience retailers. 

Beyond EMV, point-to-point encryption (P2PE) further secures card data at a critical potential breach point during payment processing. The DFS product is a point of sale-agnostic product that can be implemented for fuel convenience retailers’ forecourt transactions. The product works to secure payments on DFS hardware in a variety of set ups—whether the customer uses the card reader or a contactless reader with their card or mobile wallet.  

The joint solution focuses on encrypting payment card industry cardholder data immediately at the point of interaction, and it protects the data from the point it is entered to the point it is decrypted at the payments platform. This technology protects sensitive data from skimmers, network sniffers, malware and other threats on both internal and external networks. P2PE is foundational in securing a payments network.

“Now more than ever, it’s imperative for fuel retailers to have fully secured, simple and scalable payment solutions and P2PE is how we can best provide this support to our customers,” said Matt Tormollen, vice president and general manager of global solutions for DFS.

“Merchants with fuel dispensers are looking for a solution that allows them to innovate and create unique customer journeys at the forecourt, while keeping sensitive card holder data safe via a P2PE solution,” said Debbie Guerra, head of merchant for ACI Worldwide. “Our strategic relationship and the new P2PE integration we are bringing with Dover Fueling Solutions delivers a secure, agnostic payment solution that addresses these needs along with the EMV liability shift.”

ACI Worldwide, based in Miami, Fla., is a global software company that provides payment products to corporations.

Austin, Texas-based DFS, part of Dover Corp., comprises the product brands of ClearView, Fairbanks, OPW Fuel Management Systems, ProGauge, Tokheim, and Wayne Fueling Systems, and delivers advanced fuel dispensing equipment, electronic systems and payment, automatic tank gauging and wetstock management solutions worldwide.

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