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Winter Newsletter 2016

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2016 was another banner year for TokenEx. Our staff grew, our customer base expanded, but most importantly we are protecting more organizations through our platform with cloud tokenization, encryption, and fraud prevention. 2017 will experience more data breaches than we have ever seen, and organizations will be challenged in new, ever-inventive ways in securing their data environments. With TokenEx, you can rest easy with tokenization significantly reducing your risk, allowing you to focus on what it is you do best. After all, No Data, No Theft. We look forward to an amazing 2017, and we could not be more thankful for such great customers. We hope that you enjoy your holidays, and ring in the new year with joy and happiness.

‘Twas The Data Breach Before…

‘Twas the night before black Friday, When all through the web, not a malware was stirring, not even a DDoS; the security programs were functioning with care, in hopes that a cyber thief would not soon be there. The security experts were all nestled in their cubicles, while visions of coding danced in their heads; and the software architect with red bull in hand, and I in my dev. environment, had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap. When the red light began to blink, our servers began to clatter; I sprang from my laptop to see what was the matter. Away to the desktop I flew like a flash, tore open the root directory as my network crashed. The halogen lights, on the breast of buzzing, gave a luster to the room to cause my eyes some fuzzing, when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, a phishing scam that would not endear, with a malware kicker that brought out my tears, with an old security program not lively or quick, I knew in a moment it must be a hacking twit.

More rapid than eagles the courses they came, and my entire computer system, they did shame. Now FBI virus! Now, Suspicious.emit and Methbot! On Sirefef, On Loyfish, On Linux.horsepill and Ransom.Goldeneye. To the root directory infect away! Infect away all! As my red bull emptied into my mouth the wild hurricane did fly, when the malware met with an obstacle, it did not die, so up to the risk points the courses they flew, with a sleigh of scams, and the hacker, too. And then, in a twinkling, I heard in my cloud network the prancing and pawing of tokenized little hoofs.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around, down the AP wire the news of my breach did bound. It was dressed as Target, Home Depot from head to foot, all reputations were tarnished with soot; a bundle of bad press had been flung on my back, My eyes, how they twinkled! My frown was growing, while my cheeks they pinkled. How would I begin to explain the hack to my boss? For I thought we tokenized with no data to be lost. My droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, as my computer screen turned as white as snow. The stooping of my network would soon be well known, but the identity of the malware would not be shown. I picked up the phone to reveal the bad news, but wishing this was a dream and the alarm could be met with a snooze. 

If only I had tokenized my data when I had the chance, I would not be in this predicament, as this hack would be my last dance. My CTO was angered at the lack of response, for we had just paid millions and we were all at a loss. I hung up the phone and I spoke not a word, but went straight to my car to assess the absurd. If only I tokenized my data each day, I would not be looking for a new job during the holidays. For this season tokenization did matter, as I was not expecting my data security career to splatter. Never again will I not use TokenEx, as their platform is out of sight, Happy holidays to all and to all a good night!

Happy Holidays From Our Families to Yours,

TokenEx Team 

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Tokenization Buyer's Guide For Retail

The Buyer's Guide is a comprehensive look at all of the tokenization solutions that are currently on the market. We break down both risks and benefits for on-premise, payment gateway, and cloud tokenization. What are the differentiators for 3rd Party Integration, Tokenization Vs. Encryption, Pricing, Securing ALL Data Sets, etc. It is a complete breakdown of all things tokenization to help empower you to make the best decision for your organization. The release is planned for early 2017. Email sales@tokenex.com to learn more.

Case Studies

Understanding the power of tokenization, how it integrates to your very complex environment, and most importantly how it reduces your risk in the case of a data breach. Each case study we write is based on the successful deployment of our cloud tokenization solution, and how we secure ALL data sets with our Custom Token Schemes. Learn how TokenEx has helped organizations across industries with their data and business needs with a secure, cloud-based tokenization platform. Email marketing@tokenex.com for our latest case studies on securing PII with the Allant Group and empowering the multi-channel for payment acceptance. 

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TRANSPARENT GATEWAY - INGRESS & EGRESS DATA FLOWS NOW SUPPORTED 

Re-route sensitive data to your environemnt through TokenEx before it ever hits your environment. Data is detokenized to its original form before arriving at its destination. By changing the the end-point where data is sent and will arrive, you will effectively take your environment out of scope. We will roll out the TGi in early 2017. Email sales@tokenex.com to learn more. 

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CALL CENTER PAGES

Even in the age of ubiquitous internet shopping, many people prefer the human touch when making purchases. Call centers with experienced agents are still in demand. In order to provide excellent service, call center operators need to collect significant PII, and ultimately PCI, to complete each purchases. All that sensitive data is entered and stored on workstations and databases that are virtual honeypots for hackers. The updated Call Center pages will go live in late January. Email sales@tokenex.com to learn more.

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TOKENIZATION TRANSITION 

So, you’re already using tokenization.  You’re not really sure you want to switch providers, but you’re definitely looking around to see what’s out there – and you’ve landed here.  Well, you're in the right place. We walk you through all of the steps and questions to ask as you transition your tokenization solution. {Learn More}

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SUPPORTED PAYMENT GATEWAYS

Payment gateways facilitate communication of payment transactions among merchants, payment processors, card companies, and banks. Limiting your organization to only one payment gateway can constrain your business opportunities and reduce your negotiating power for better pricing and service. TokenEx’s Direct Gateway Platform integrates with payment gateways to provide organizations with the ability to work with multiple gateways of their choice as well as enhancing customer checkout completion, securing sensitive data, and reducing the cost of PCI compliance. {Learn more

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SO FAR IN Q4, WE HAVE ADDED
6 NEW PAYMENT GATEWAYS WITH MORE TO FOLLOW:

       WePay, GlobalOnePay, PromisePay, GlobalCollect, TSYS, and PayULatam 

 
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PSD2 

PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive) is just around the corner. Find out how TokenEx customers are preparing for the EU(European Union) PSD2. The new initiative allows bank customers, consumers and organizations, to use third-party providers to manage their finances. Banks will be obligated to provide these third-party providers access to their customers’ accounts through open APIs. Third-parties will be able to build financial services on top of banks’ data and infrastructure. Emails sales@tokenex.com to learn more. 
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