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May 11, 2009

Bruce Carey Restaurants and Clamity Jae’s implement Shift4 technology

To safeguard against data theft and to alleviate issues associated with PCI compliance

By CBR Staff Writer

Bruce Carey Restaurants and Clamity Jae’s have chosen Shift4, a provider of secure payment processing services, to help them with their data security and compliance needs.

According to Shift4, Bruce Carey Restaurants and Clamity Jae’s have elected to implement its enhanced Micros drivers, which interface with Shift4’s Dollars On The Net payment gateway, to safeguard against data theft and to alleviate issues associated with payment card industry (PCI) compliance. Shift4’s enhanced drivers employ Card Information Replacement Technology (CIRT) to ensure that no cardholder data (CHD) ever enters the point-of-sale (POS) application, database or server.

Shift4 said that its enhanced drivers for Micros 3700, 8700 and 9700 POS systems use Tokenization technology to replace real CHD in the files and logs of the POS with a random alphanumeric Token. If a Shift4 driver is installed on an older, non-compliant legacy system, the Shift4 driver removes the previously stored data and makes it secure, thus bringing it into compliance.

If the Shift4 driver is installed on a newer, compliant version, the system will enhance security by removing all usable CHD and preventing new CHD from ever entering the system. In addition to enhanced Micros drivers, Shift4 has interfaces with over 300 POS/PMS (property management system) systems that support CIRT technology, noted Shift4.

Shift4 also said that its enhanced Micros drivers support the complete feature suite of the Micros system, with the addition of integrated gift card, PIN debit, signature capture, customer initiated tip and currency conversion capabilities.

Catherine McLeod, controller of Bruce Carey Restaurants, said: By implementing Shift4’s 4Go SafeSwipe with Tokenization in our non-compliant, legacy Micros systems, we have removed our systems from the scope of PCI. Now, our Micros systems are more secure than brand-new compliant systems, and we have saved thousands of dollars by not having to upgrade.

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