News | July 27, 2010

Mercury Payment Systems Introduces Comprehensive Security Solutions At RSPA Show

Mercury Payment Systems® today showcases new card data security technology for point-of-sale (POS) systems at RSPA's RetailNOW 2010 show.

MercuryShield™, the company's enhanced suite of security technology solutions for POS systems, is one of only seven emerging technologies selected for RSPA's RetailNEXT spotlight.

The four products that make up the suite reduce risk and costs of compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards for POS developers and merchants:

  • TranSentry™, our original MercuryShield integration application, removes the point-of-sale (POS) system from the scope of PA-DSS by eliminating handling of sensitive card data at the POS.
  • TranSecure™ combines Mercury's end-to-end encryption and proprietary tokenization technology to provide the best overall security solution. TranSecure removes the POS system from the scope of PA-DSS – and greatly reduces PCI DSS requirements.
  • E2E keeps card data safe from theft. Card data is encrypted at the moment a card is swiped or keyed.
  • MToken™ is Mercury's advanced tokenization technology that replaces sensitive card data with non-sensitive reference data for long-term data storage to facilitate secure tip adjustment, recurring billing, returns, and card on file.

"Integrated with TranSentry, our ProSolutions Software v. 8.2 only collects the non-sensitive data necessary to perform payment transactions," said Matthew Wiggins, co-owner, ProSolutions Software, Inc, whose company partnered with Mercury in 2009 and completed their security integration with the solution early in 2010. "It takes a significant portion of the compliance burden off our salon and spa managers' shoulders."

A leader in card data security, Mercury continually develops products that offer security for a variety of point-of-sale (POS) solutions. Mercury's partner-centric business model allows the company to proactively educate partners and offer a comprehensive approach to card data security.

"Integrating to TranSentry was easier than developing our own solution," said Dan Nesmith, Owner, Paladin Data Corporation. "We saved internal resources, validation took days instead of months, and we saved at least $10,000 on the certification alone."

POS developers that have PA DSS validated payment applications can enhance merchant card data security by adding the TranSecure solution with end-to-end encryption and tokenization.

For details, visit Mercury's booth at RSPA, #501 or

About Mercury Payment Systems
Mercury Payment Systems is an integrated transaction processing company created to enhance point-of-sale systems by offering credit, debit, check, gift card and loyalty processing. Mercury's integrated Internet protocol (IP) or dial-up processing solutions are fast, reliable and affordable. Resellers can leverage the reliability and enhanced efficiency of integrated payment processing to increase productivity and customer satisfaction. Mercury Payment Systems helps resellers increase their opportunities with 24/7 support and superior technology. For more information call 1-800-846-4472, ext. 1820 or go to