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Bluefin Announces the Granting of Continuation Applications on Two Core Patents

Bluefin, provider of the leading payment security platform supporting payment gateways, processors and independent software vendors (ISV's) in more than 25 countries, has announced the granting of two continuation applications on core intellectual property in the U.S. and Japan.

Patent #10,027,635, Systems and Methods for Decryption as a Service via a Message Queuing Protocol, is a continuation of #9,692,735, issued in June 2017, and includes additional claims related to event notification and databases. JP,2017-517822,A, Systems and Methods for Decryption as a Service, has also been granted a continuation (divisional) application in Japan for additional claims related to Bluefin's decryption as a service methods and systems.

Both of the patents continue to cover scalable systems and methods for decrypting thousands of transactions per second. Both also cover the systems and methods for parsing data from devices (payment terminals), device authentication and validation, key management, and decryption via HSMs. The patents further relate to a point-to-point encryption management system (Bluefin's P2PE Manager®) configured to receive information from a multitude of point of interaction devices (payment terminals).

The patents include aspects of Bluefin's PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions, including Decryptx®, the company's Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product for enabling their PCI-validated P2PE solution through processors, payment gateways, and software platforms. Decryptx enables any PCI/DSS provider to enhance their platform and offer Bluefin's PCI-validated P2PE solution via a simple integration. Keyed, swiped, and EMV data from point of sale (POS) systems is protected via PCI-validated controls and encryption.

"We are very excited to receive these continuations on our core IP portfolio in both the United States and Japan," said Ruston Miles, Chief Strategy Officer, Bluefin. "Data breaches continue to be an international cybersecurity threat that is costing companies billions of dollars and eroding consumer trust."

"Bluefin's patented P2PE platform empowers processors, payment gateways and software vendors to integrate this important security protection into their own systems quickly. Our global P2PE network consists of more than 80 connected partners including processors, payment gateways, ISVs and Key Injection Facilities (KIFs) serving 2M+ merchants in 25 countries, demonstrating the worldwide need and importance of validated P2PE."

Bluefin was awarded its first U.S. patent in June 2016 on "Systems and Methods for Creating Fingerprints of Encryption Devices" and its second U.S. patent in October 2016 on "Systems and Methods for Decryption as a Service." The company has since received another 4 U.S. patents and 2 patents in Japan.

Ruston Miles will speak on the panel "Proliferation of Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)" on Wednesday the 26th at the PCI North America Community Meeting, along with Bill Bolton, Vice President, Information Technology, The HoneyBaked Ham Company and Dan Fritsche, Vice President, Solution Architecture, Coalfire. The panel will detail the real-life experience for validating and implementing P2PE solutions with merchants, gateway and solutions providers.
Published Monday, September 24, 2018 4:07 PM by David Marshall
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