SOURCE: CerTek Software Designs, Inc.

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August 31, 2010 11:00 ET

CerTek Delivers New Version of Point-of-Sale Solution With Advanced Security Features

Secure Payment Processing Solution Delivered Through PPI Partnership

DUNEDIN, FL--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  Furthering its commitment to serving the needs of independent retailers, CerTek Software Designs, Inc., a leading provider of affordable, sophisticated retail point-of-sale solutions, has integrated its Artisan POS 3.5 solution with the PPI PayMover gateway from Payment Processing, Inc. (PPI), utilizing Encrypted Swipe technology and Managed Payer Data.

Preventing merchants' point-of-sale systems from handling clear-text cardholder data is essential to achieving data security and fostering compliance with PCI DSS requirements. Artisan POS 3.5 now works seamlessly with the PPI PayMover hosted payment service. Using Magtek's MagnaSafe technology, credit card track data is encrypted within the reader. Encrypted track data is decrypted upon reaching PPI PayMover, which communicates with the processor in a secure manner and returns the transaction status to the point-of-sale system.

CerTek has also expanded the Managed Payer Data component of PPI PayMover into a full-scale "Card on File" feature that lets users manage a list of credit cards on file for each customer for later use on individual sales, or to automatically process transactions on a recurring basis. Managed Payer Data includes the storage of the credit card data on PPI's secure servers, significantly reducing risk for the merchant and the buyer.

David Roberts, CerTek's President, said of the PPI PayMover integration, "The entire process has been very smooth. What's more, the end result is the best credit card solution we have ever offered in our 12 year history, far exceeding our previous integration methods with third-party software."

According to Chuck Riegel, PPI's Executive Vice President, savvy partners like CerTek recognize the value of, and are actively deploying, secure payment processing solutions that extend beyond the basic requirements of PCI compliance. "Their ability to successfully implement encrypted swipe solutions validates that next-generation payment security is now readily available," he concluded.

About CerTek Software Designs, Inc.
CerTek Software Designs, Inc. provides complete point-of-sale solutions to independent retailers. With extensive experience in numerous specialty retail markets -- fine crafts, jewelry, bridal, party and costume, wine and liquor, scrapbooking, apparel, and even fireworks -- CerTek specializes in innovative, intuitive, easy-to-use software. Learn more at

About Payment Processing, Inc.
Since 1995, PPI has been partnering with software developers and their customers, delivering nothing less than robust, stable, fully supported and profitable integrated payment solutions. In 2009, PPI processed in excess of $5.5 billion in Visa® and MasterCard® payments. We provide developers with a full range of in-house services for building and promoting integrated payment solutions, including PPI-developed hosted payment services, integration support, customer support, marketing assistance and PA-DSS/PCI DSS security services. It's why more than 1,400 partners and 40,000 businesses have selected Payment Processing, Inc. as their dedicated payment professionals. Learn more at

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Garrett Geib
    SkyRocket Group
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    David Roberts
    CerTek Software Designs, Inc.
    877-723-7835, ext. 34
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