Payment services provider Anderson Zaks has signed a partnership agreement to offer Bluefin’s point-to-point encryption (P2PE) security solution for merchants using its RedCard Payment Processing System.

The RedCard Payment Gateway is designed to provide integrated payment processing setting for retailers and merchants. The product includes EPOS, virtual terminal, payment page, UPT and Cloud processing.

Bluefin facilitates P2PE on processing platforms and point-of-sale (EPOS) systems via its Decryptx Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product.

The DaaS solution enables direct connection between the company and gateways, applications and processors for P2PE service.

The P2PE solutions can devalue credit and debit card data through instant encryption upon swiping or dip in a point of entry device. This capability is said to prevent access to clear-text cardholder data in case of a breach.

Anderson Zaks chief technical officer Adina Ahmed said: “With the continual growth in credit and debit cards and transaction volumes, criminals have become aware of the monetary gains available from stealing card details.

“We believe that PCI-validated P2PE provides our merchants significant security benefits and are thrilled to partner with Bluefin to deliver this solution to our customers.”

Anderson Zaks helps more than 15,000 sites in optimising integration between the merchants and payment applications. The company supports all UK and Irish acquirers and several others across additional European markets.

Bluefin head of global sales Greg Cornwell said: “Data breaches show no signs of slowing down, both in the US and internationally.

“This is a global problem and we applaud UK-based Anderson Zaks for providing the security and PCI scope reduction of PCI-validated P2PE to user of the RedCard Payment Processing System.”