Cardknox an Official Sponsor and Exhibitor at RetailNOW

Lakewood, N.J., (July 18th, 2018) Cardknox, a leading developer-friendly payment gateway for in-store and omni-channel merchants, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Retail Solution Provider Association (RSPA)’s Scholarship Golf Tournament, where they will be hosting a beverage cart for attendees. The Scholarship Golf Tournament is the kickoff event to this year’s RetailNOW show taking place on August 5th-8th in Nashville, Tennessee, where Cardknox will participate as an exhibitor. Attended by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Value Added Resellers (VARs),...

PaymentEngine 2.3 Now in Beta

  Cardknox PaymentEngine Version 2.3  is now in Release Candidate. The expected release date is Aug 1. Changes to this version include: Stability improvements Additional device support Ability to set up or upgrade a terminal via code- eliminating manual work At this time we'd also like to point out that we've noticed many of our users do not have Apple Pay enabled. If you would like to do so, please contact support@cardknox.com for instructions and assistance. Please note that we are currently working on change logs...

Recap of Recent Shows

The past month has been a whirlwind of trade shows for the Cardknox Team. Here are some highlights: 1. With representatives from Riveron Consulting at Oracle NetSuite's SuiteWorld Show 2. With Kelvin Joseph, CMO & COO of Steiner Sports at Oracle NetSuite's SuiteWorld Show 3. With Dimitri Virchenko and Deon Van Zee of Washman USA, a leading car wash chain and Cardknox client, and Steve Homan of Washlink Systems, a Cardknox Partner, at The Car Wash Show 2018 4. With Robert Brinton and Bryan Brinton of Aluvii, a Cardknox Partner, at their booth...

Upgrade to eWIC With Our Integrated Solution

Throughout the country, deadlines for merchant upgrades to eWIC processing are flying by. If you still need to upgrade your merchants, the Cardknox eWIC integration is easy to setup and allows for simultaneous eWIC and non-eWIC purchasing! If you're interested in integrating our eWIC solution, contact integrations@cardknox.com so they can map out a customized solution for you and your clients.

Cardknox is a Sponsor at Developer Week NYC

Cardknox is excited to be a sponsor at Developer Week NYC on June 19th and 20th! Developer Week NYC is the largest developer and software engineering event on the East Coast, attended by over 3,000 industry professionals. Many of our team members will be attending, and we hope to see you there too! You can find us at booth #101. As a sponsor, Cardknox is giving away 25 free OPEN Dev passes! These passes give you access to the expo, OPEN talks,...

Cardknox and Rent Centric for Auto Rental Streamlined Payment

LAKEWOOD, N.J., June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rent Centric, a leading browser-based rental software for the auto rental industry, announced today its seamless integration with Cardknox EMV quick-chip payments. With this new integration, Rent Centric users can securely process payments from a variety of compatible on-site and mobile devices. Rent Centric is a leading fleet management automation software for car, motorcycle, RV, and limousine rental businesses, including several Fortune 500 companies. The scalable software is accessible from a wide range of devices, including...

Cardknox Payment Engine Early TLS Mitigation

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) Migration deadline is right around the corner! Since all organizations will need to be fully migrated to TLS version 1.2 (or implement additional security measures) to comply with PCI guidelines, Cardknox will be ending support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 on June 20th. To assist you with upgrading your merchants, Cardknox has implemented a built-in solution with advanced security features that enables merchants using Cardknox Payment Engine to continue processing transactions after the deadline, even if their software or operating...

Cardknox + Rent Centric Integration

It just got easier to customize payment solutions for auto rental businesses! Our latest integration with Rent Centric, a leading browser-based software for the auto rental industry, brings merchants flexible and customer-friendly payment processing that is accessible via Rent Centric's mobile app and compatible devices. Plus, our easy EMV quick-chip upgrade and advanced fraud protection will help auto rental businesses stay safe against the threat of chargebacks. For more information, see our press release.

Replay The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Webinar Co-Hosted by Cardknox

On May 1st, Cardknox had the opportunity to co-host a webinar with AWS regarding our successful migration to the cloud computing platform. Cardknox’s Chief Marketing Officer, Bruce Zlotowitz, shared how we were able to migrate millions of sensitive records to AWS- all while maintaining PCI compliance- with the help of cloud automation and service provider LogicWorks. The webinar was an important case study for industry professionals who are interested in ways to migrate sensitive data to a cloud platform....

Required SDK Update Due to TLS

The PCI Security Standards Council is requiring that all organizations migrate to a minimum of Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.1, and preferably TLS 1.2 by June 30th of this year. In accordance with this new standard, Cardknox is requiring all developers who use the .NET Framework 4.0 version of the SDK to upgrade to the most recent version of the SDK. If you are using the .NET Framework 4.5 version of the SDK, then no change is needed. For more...

We Are Now EMV-Certified With First Data Omaha

The PCI Security Standards Council is requiring that all organizations migrate to a minimum of Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.1, and preferably TLS 1.2 by June 30th of this year. In accordance with this new standard, Cardknox is requiring all developers who use the .NET Framework 4.0 version of the SDK to upgrade to the most recent version of the SDK. If you are using the .NET Framework 4.5 version of the SDK, then no change is needed. For more...

Cardknox Nominated For Card Not Present Vendor Awards

Cardknox is excited to announce its nomination for Best E-Commerce Platform/Gateway in this year’s Card Not Present (CNP) awards. The 6th annual CNP awards will recognize companies, programs, and solutions that have distinguished themselves in the card-not-present space throughout the year. The CNP Awards will take place on Wednesday, May 16 during the CNP Expo. Click here for the press release.

Signatures No Longer Required For EMV Chip-Card Transactions, But Still Supported

As of April, the four major card brands- American Express, Discover, Visa, and MasterCard- have eliminated the requirement for cardholder signatures at EMV-enabled terminals. The card brands have determined that signatures are no longer necessary to prevent fraud, due to the growth of EMV compliance and advancing technology like biometrics, fraud screening analytics, and data tokenization. Although cardholder signatures are no longer required for security purposes, they can still serve an important purpose in other circumstances. For example, merchants who...

Cardknox Announces Certification for eWIC

As the WIC electronic funds transfer (EBT) system, or "eWIC," rolls out across the country, Cardknox is excited to announce that it has certified its gateway for eWIC processing to meet this growing need. This digital upgrade to the country's supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children is much faster than the traditional paper voucher system, and it provides automated, real-time approval at checkout. If you haven't yet upgraded your merchants' POS systems to eWIC, you will need to...

Cardknox Chosen as a Top 10 Payment Provider Solution for 2017

Retail CIO Outlook has chosen Cardknox as a Top 10 Payment Solution Provider for 2017, as featured in the December 2017 issue of their magazine for the retail technology industry. Selected by a panel of CEO’s, CIO’s, and analysts, Cardknox was singled out for its developer-friendly approach, lowest processing rates, and easy integration capabilities. As the retail payments industry becomes increasingly crowded with companies seeking to help merchants adjust to tremendous technological shifts, Cardknox is proud to have been...

Cardknox iFields – Secure and Customizable Online Payment Forms

For years, web developers created online payment forms in which sensitive credit card data was submitted to their server, and in many cases, databased. While this option gave developers control of the payment form, it also made card data vulnerable to malware and hacking. Fortunately, Cardknox iFields offers a more secure solution: iFields move sensitive credit card data out-of-scope, all while enabling complete customization of the payment form and user experience. With this flexible solution, submitted card data bypasses the merchant’s server and is...

New API Documentation Launched

We're delighted to announce the launch of our new API documentation! The clear format makes it easier than ever to integrate Cardknox into omni-channel software. Plus, you can use our sample code generator to enter your Cardknox key, generate sample code based on a command's available and required parameters, and run a test transaction in live time. To view the new documentation, visit https://kb.cardknox.com/api.

Augusta Plug-and-Play EMV Solution

Are you looking for the quickest path to EMV compliance for your legacy magstripe system? Look no further than Cardknox’s zero-integration solution, supported by ID Tech’s Augusta card reader. The first of its kind, this solution allows merchants to process EMV chip cards without needing to make any major changes to their existing traditional magstripe reader and POS system integrations. Once the Augusta card reader is plugged in, Cardknox technology mimics the payment flow of the magstripe reader for easy EMV processing without...

Increase Success Rates on Recurring Charges With Our Account Updater Tool

Do you provide subscription services? If so, Cardknox’s account updater will increase success rates more than any other card updater system! The Cardknox account updater tool identifies any cards that have expired or are no longer active, and then obtains the correct card info- using data provided by the issuers coupled with our proprietary technology- to update cards that may otherwise not have been updated. This powerful tool has proven to update more cards than other traditional account updater tools, so...

Cardknox Status Page

The Cardknox Status page provides the current service status and past uptime history for various Cardknox services and for our processing partners. Users can sign up on the page to receive updates or incident reports via email or text, so they'll be sure to stay in the know and process as smoothly as possible! Visit the Cardknox Status Page here.

Visual Next Apparel ERP & PLM and Cardknox Announce Integration

Lakewood, N.J. (March 12th, 2018) Visual Next, a leading provider of enterprise resource management software for the apparel industry, and Cardknox, the flexible omni-channel payment gateway, are excited to announce their new payment integration. This powerful partnership equips Visual Next users with industry-optimized payment processing and enhanced security to improve the customer experience and increase efficiency for retailers. Offering compatibility with a variety of e-commerce platforms such as Shopify, Magento, and WooCommerce, Visual Next allows fashion companies to rapidly deploy online...

Cardknox Chosen as a Top 10 Retail Payment Solution Provider

LAKEWOOD, N.J., Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail CIO Outlook magazine has chosen Cardknox as one of the Top 10 Retail Payment Solution Providers of 2017, as featured in its December 2017 edition. Selected by a panel of CEOs, CIOs, and analysts, Cardknox was singled out for its developer-friendly approach, lowest processing rates, and easy integration capabilities. Cardknox is an omni-channel payment processing gateway that provides customized payment solutions to thousands of merchants in all major retail verticals. As the retail payments industry becomes increasingly...

Cardknox Announces Compatibility and Certification with eWIC Program

LAKEWOOD, N.J., Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the country, merchants are making the switch from accepting WIC paper vouchers to using the new WIC electronic funds transfer (EBT), or eWIC, system, as part of a nationwide initiative to modernize the WIC checkout process. In order to enable eWIC processing, merchants need to implement a state-certified processing system. However, since every WIC transaction has to be approved for adhering to regulations, there just aren't many solutions on the market that have...

Cardknox & ID TECH Announce First Zero-Integration EMV Solution

LAKEWOOD, N.J., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardknox, a leading EMV and omni-channel payment gateway, and ID TECH, a global leader in payment peripherals, have announced the industry's first zero-integration EMV solution. Becoming EMV compliant has traditionally been a lengthy and disruptive process for retailers, who have needed to purchase expensive hardware with vastly different payment flows that would then have to be integrated into their existing POS system. With this solution, merchants who use legacy POS systems that only support traditional magstripe readers can...

Partnership Brings EMV to Enterprise Resource Planning Platform

Cardknox Development Inc, a leading EMV solution provider, has partnered with Bizowie, a top cloud-based ERP software to bring the EMV payment security to businesses using Bizowie’s enterprise software. The new partnership offers an EMV solution for card present transactions, as well as secure tokenization and a fraud solution for card-not-present transactions. Bizowie is a fully featured cloud ERP application, designed to provide a comprehensive business management solution to its users. The software is complete with a host of applications...

3 Steps to Become a Successful VAR

Merchants looking to purchase a POS system will often involve a VAR in the process. What a VAR brings to the equation is superior experience and expertise as well being as a single point of contact for questions, assistance, and maintenance. Because let’s face it, a merchant is never just buying a POS. Businesses require an entire sales system, which includes equipment, processing, and a payment gateway, as well as what can be multiple integrations to make them all...

Why Choose Between EMV and Cloud-Based Software?

Introduction Navotar, a leading car rental POS software provider, is cloud-based to promote convenience and flexibility for an industry that is always on the move.  Navotar had pursued several different payment options and chose Cardknox as a gateway to support and integrate EMV payments with their software. (more…)

Money20/20 2016: A Summary

Key takeaways from Financial Tech's largest annual convention. Money20/20 Las Vegas has become a central event for the payments industry, where industry-changing announcements are made every year, and the "movers and shakers" collaborate on the future of payment technology. Please find some of the highlights below. (more…)

3 Tips to a Smooth EMV Transition for ATMs

Fraud cost US retailers $32 billion dollars in 2014, up from $23 just a year before. Payment companies and merchants have implemented various policies to address the growing fraud problem, most prominently the major liability shift for merchants last October. This year, on October 21, 2016, ATMs were added to the mix. For now, the EMV requirement at ATM includes only MasterCard, but next year Visa will join as well. Merchants that upgrade their ATMs to EMV will not bear...

Processing Pitfalls of Fine Dining

Creating a fine dining experience is crafting the balance between the highest level of food, service and atmosphere. The food service business is an extremely complex operation, and the more streamlined the processes are, the greater chance it has of succeeding. The last thing that a restaurant wants to deal with is complications on the payment processing front. A common challenge that restaurants face is managing the overhead and administrative operations. Many restaurant managers will be required to stay overtime...

Beyond EMV: What’s Next

Merchants across the US have gone through the expense and pains of adopting EMV, expecting it to be the one-stop solution to fraud.  As the majority of merchants are implementing EMV, fraudsters are looking for any points of entry. Unfortunately, even EMV has its vulnerabilities. False Expectations EMV was expected to solve the issue of fraud, at least for in-store purchases.  Merchants flocked to make the transition, especially after the liability shift last October. Most chose to integrate EMV with...