Heartland: Leading Provider of Security Technology for Payment Processing, Payroll and POS
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Heartland: Leading Provider of Security Technology for Payment Processing, Payroll and POS

The evolving technologies and tools have unlocked an unprecedented access to information like product reviews, pricing and much more for consumers around the world. Retailers today need a single, unified e-commerce platform, offering a holistic customer experience across all touchpoints. With increasing data breaches occurring in retailers’ point-of-sale (POS) systems, security technology is becoming a mission-critical necessity.

“The data stealing operation of malware consists of two threads, the process or scraper thread, which looks for the POS process and scrapes card data from its memory. The transfer thread transfers the stolen card data to another machine,” said Robert O. Carr, Chairman and CEO, Heartland Payment Systems, a 2015 “Top 10 POS Solution Provider” as recognized by Retail CIO Outlook.

Heartland, one of the nation’s largest payment processors, delivers credit, debit and prepaid card processing and security technology through the Heartland Secure™ solution and its comprehensive breach warranty. The Heartland Secure Out-of- Scope solution is designed to provide retailers with protection against POS intrusions, crimeware, miscellaneous errors and insider misuse by eliminating the opportunity for criminals to monetize card data.
The Heartland Secure Out-of-Scope solution completely separates the POS from card data.
“Our point-of-sale systems come with all the features of traditional POS software,” Carr said. “We offer commerce solutions using as little hardware as possible to model and implement a business model change. We take legal actions against infiltrators, develop an open platform and provide better flexibility for retailers.”

Heartland quickly and securely processes card data transactions, accurately tracks sales and inventory, optimizes employee labor and creates detailed business reports—all from a mobile POS device. Backed by a Heartland comprehensive breach warranty, the powerful Heartland Secure solution combines three technologies including EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa), end-to-end encryption and tokenization to provide merchants with security and guard them against monetization of stolen card data.

“There is no single technology solution that ensures payment transaction security,” says Carr. “EMV, end-to-end encryption and tokenization are all good security technologies individually, but combined in the Heartland Secure system, they operate together to place usable card data out of the reach of criminals.”EMV is a global payment standard that provides a consistent card holder experience worldwide. EMV chip cards fight fraud at the physical POS by verifying that the presented card is genuine.
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The smartcard chip contains dynamic data that is validated in a more secure manner than the static data of a magnetic stripe, which makes the card data harder to counterfeit.
End-to-end encryption encrypts cardholder information at the earliest point of the transaction—at card swipe, key entry, tap or insertion—so that it is never in readable form to crimeware programs.

“Card information is always encrypted and never transmitted or stored in a useful form. So even if a hacker got the information, it is meaningless and of no usable commercial or financial value,” explains Carr.

Our POS solutions are secure, reliable, cost-effective and the center of a retailer’s commerce


After a transaction is authorized, tokenization protects card data by substituting a token for a card’s number.

“Consequently, our Heartland Secure Out-of-Scope solution eliminates the monetization of card data as a result of skimming, POS intrusions and man-in-the-middle attacks, while reducing a merchant’s compliance costs and worries,” said Carr. “Our software easily integrates the POS solutions with existing time, attendance and the payroll, which helps to reduce administrative costs.”

Heartland enables retailers to be fully integrated into the daily life of every employee, creating a comprehensive solution that is ideal for any retailer in the POS space. The company is now offering POS infrastructure and ERP services. Heartland also plans to invest in disaster recovery strategies and retail cloud technologies across the U.S.

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Smith Micro Announces Launch of SafePath® Family with Boost Mobile

PITTSBURGH, PA – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), today announced that it has launched its SafePath® Family platform with Boost Mobile, providing Boost customers with access to industry-leading family location and parental controls solutions. A testament to Smith Micro’s ongoing commitment to make family safety accessible and affordable for all customers, this service launch will enable prepaid customers to enjoy the robust and comprehensive features of SafePath Family, including geo-location, customizable safety zones, app and website filtering, family safety alerts, and more in a single, easy-to-use application. SafePath Family, which will be branded Boost Safe and Found, is designed to help families stay connected and safe, no matter where they go. Boost Safe and Found is available for both Android and iOS users as part of a comprehensive mobile app subscription.



“We are excited for the Boost Mobile launch,” said William W. Smith Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software. “This expansion is particularly significant as it not only extends the value of our SafePath platform, it demonstrates the ongoing commitment of a large U.S. wireless operator to deliver value-added family safety solutions to its customer base.”



“Boost Mobile is pleased to now offer our customers access to this innovative and affordable service that keeps their families protected,” said Angela Rittgers, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Boost Mobile. “With customers and families being the heart of our business, we’re always looking for ways to improve their mobile experience with value-added services like Safe and Found, in addition to offering affordable device options on our popular and comprehensive family plans.”



SafePath Family, part of the SafePath platform which also provides IoT and home safety solutions, is the most comprehensive, carrier-grade family safety offering in the market, designed to protect and secure today’s family digital lifestyle and to address challenges such as child and elder safety, cyberbullying, web and app content controls, and device security. SafePath Family allows mobile service providers to customize offerings for their customers’ needs and protects the family digital experience inside and outside of the home.