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BlueStar, a leading global distributor of Digital Identification, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security technology solutions, is excited to announce the attestation of validation from the PCI Council, certifying BlueStar to provide point-to-point encryption (P2PE) key injections.
For many years, BlueStar has worked to assist partners and VARs with POS bundles and other hardware purchases for payment systems. Now, with the addition of BlueStar’s key injection facility (KIF), and PCI P2PE validation, there are even more opportunities to serve our partners.
What is P2PE Encryption?
A point-to-point encryption, as stated by the PCI Council, is “a combination of secure devices, applications and processes that encrypt data from the point of interaction (for example, at the point of swipe or dip) until the data reaches the solution provider’s secure decryption environment.”
In order to obtain P2PE validation, BlueStar had to comply with the PCI Council’s full list of requirements:
- Secure encryption of payment card data at the point-of-interaction (POT)
- P2PE-validated application(s) at the POI
- Secure management of encryption and decryption devices
- Management of the decryption environment and all decrypted account data
- Use of secure encryption methodologies and cryptographic key operations, including key generation, distribution, loading/injection, administration and usage.
What this Means for You
This P2PE attestation of validation adds BlueStar to one of only eighteen key injection facilities across the globe who can provide this service. This will allow BlueStar to establish relationships with payment processors and gateways of P2PE validated solutions, expanding the capabilities of BlueStar’s key injection facility.
“We are very excited about being able to supply key injection services at the highest level of security. Security is top of mind for all our partners and is crucial in delivering POS solutions today. Our partnerships in the payments space continue to grow every day and we see the importance of providing this type of service to all our payment transactions partners. You will also begin to see this added to our POS Solutions as part of our trademarked In-a-Box Series.”
–Jason R. Firment, director of electronic transactions business at BlueStar.
With the addition of P2PE key injection services, BlueStar will continue to work exclusively with value-added resellers, and offer a one-stop-shop for the Channel’s most comprehensive mPOS and traditional POS In-a-Box solutions.
By bringing key injection capability in-house, and utilizing our state-of-the-art, secure facility, we can assist our customers in new ways, including:
- Faster order fulfillment
- Multi-key injection fulfillment
- Improved rollout facilitation
BlueStar, listed as United Radio, Inc., is now on the PCI Council’s website under key injection facilities.