Point-to-Point Encryption

Secure cardholder data. Protect your brand. Reduce PCI requirements.

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Bluefin® Partnership Delivers P2PE Power

P2PE helps safeguard orders taken over the phone or manually entered into your system.

When you add point-to-point encryption (P2PE) to Payway, we employ the power of Bluefin’s secure card readers and PIN pads. These devices encrypt cardholder data in such a way that it is never accessible to the merchant.

In fact, the methodology is so effective that the Bluefin device helps you achieve PCI DSS compliance, helping you to reduce the amount of applicable controls during a merchant audit. With point-to-point encryption, our customers have reduced the scope of compliance audits by nearly 90 percent! This is huge for call centers, especially now that many have had to move operations to in-home.

Here’s how Payway works in conjunction with Bluefin—all in a matter of milliseconds:

Cardholder data is entered into a separate Bluefin device from the keyboard and is immediately encrypted into a complicated mathematical string.


The encrypted string is delivered to Payway for routing through Bluefin environment, where it is decrypted.


Bluefin securely passes the primary account number (PAN) data to Payway for tokenization and storage into our data vault.


Payway then securely sends the PAN data out to the credit network for authorization.


Upon response from the credit network, the merchant is notified.

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P2PE to work for you.

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