SOURCE: Republic Payment Systems

October 23, 2013 14:56 ET

SuperSalon & Republic Payment Systems Integrate With First Data TransArmor®

SuperSalon Customers Receive Increased Security With Encryption and Tokenization

THE WOODLANDS, TX--(Marketwired - October 23, 2013) - Rogers Software and Republic Payment Systems today announced Rogers Software and SuperSalon, its salon management software, have achieved certification to integrate First Data's TransArmor® data encryption and tokenization solution into SuperSalon point-of-sale systems across the U.S.

With more than 425,000 merchant outlets and more than one billion transactions processed, TransArmor® is the most readily available card data solution in the marketplace today. It is a powerful, multi-layered payment card security solution that combines the flexibility of software or hardware-based encryption with tokenization to help protect merchants and their customers from the devastating consequences of a payment card data breach.

Republic Payment Systems, a First Data ISO, initiated the TransArmor® solution to Rogers Software and has been the pioneer instrumental in their certification. "SuperSalon is the first salon management software to achieve certification directly to the First Data Omaha Platform. This coupled with implementation of TransArmor® technology through a magstripe reader was our ultimate goal," said Terry McBurney, CEO, Republic Payment Systems. "Reaching this milestone is a tremendous coup for SuperSalon and sets the bar in salon management software."

SuperSalon provides salons with an array of services like customer management, employee scheduling, payroll, inventory, payment processing, marketing and reporting. Integrating TransArmor into the payments process will give salon operators TransArmor's layered security solution, better protecting their business from data security breaches and fraud instances.

"We continually seek strategic partnerships that further support our family of SuperSalon users, and protecting cardholder payment data is at the forefront of our overall strategy," said Matt Rogers, CEO, Rogers Software. "The TransArmor® solution not only provides a safe and secure processing environment but when coupled with First Data's processing platform, our customers' also gain much needed access to real time transactional data. Two vital components salon operators are now demanding".

"With TransArmor, we are able to provide salon owners with an added level of security not-seen before in the marketplace," said Tim Horton, vice president, RAS Security Products and Services, First Data. "With more and more salons accepting electronic payments, it is important that they have added data security as part of the overall payments processing environment."

About Republic Payment Systems

Headquartered in The Woodlands, TX, Republic Payment Systems is a First Data ISO servicing retail and restaurant merchants throughout the US. Since 2005, Republic and key strategic partners including Sysco Foods and SuperSalon, have helped bridge the technology and customer service gap for independent and multi unit operators. For more information, go to www.republicpayment.com.

About SuperSalon

SuperSalon is a US-based global leader in salon management software. In the Americas, SuperSalon is the #1 software in national brand salons & schools and is the exclusive vendor for Regis franchisee locations. Across the globe, SuperSalon can be found in such brands as Sassoon in Europe, Londons in the Middle East, and Unilever's Lakme brand in India. For more information, go to www.supersalon.com.

About First Data

Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction. More information about the company is available on FirstData.com as well as on TwitterLinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

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