Worried about protecting payment data? We’ve got you covered

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Last Updated: 09/11/2023


A layered approach to protecting customer payment data

As instances of cyberattacks and fraud increase, so too does the need to protect transaction data and customer payment information.

More than 80% of companies surveyed for the 2022 IBM Cost of a Data Breach report said they had experienced more than one data breach event in the past year.

Protecting your business’s and customers’ payment data requires a “zero trust,” layered approach to cybersecurity. Our payment security solutions can help protect your sensitive card payment information with triple layers – EMV, encryption and tokenization – that authenticate the payment card and make payment data virtually useless to fraudsters.


Safe-T security solutions

From the point of sale to the point of approval, we protect your payment data along the way. Cardholders present their card, and through Safe-T’s tokenization and end-to-end encryption protocols, sensitive card data is protected in motion from your terminal to the financial institution, and back again.

  • Safe-T’s end-to-end encryption protects card data from fraudsters by rendering it unrecognizable as it travels across various systems and networks until it is decrypted at our secure data center. It is suited for businesses that accept card transactions in a face-to-face or card-present environment.
  • Tokenization converts or replaces cardholder data with a unique token value to be used for subsequent transactions. This eliminates the possibility of having card data stolen because the actual card information is not stored in your system. Tokens can be used in card-not-present environments, such as eCommerce and mail order/telephone order (MOTO), or in conjunction with encryption in card-present environments.
  • It’s important to adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Our PCI Compliance Manager tool provides proactive support to help merchants complete the PCI DSS Compliance Validation Process. Merchant support includes:
    • Online PCI Validation Tool
    • 365/24/7 PCI portal access tracking progress
    • PCI QSA-supported help desk to answer customer questions


Safe-T is a value-added service that comes with breach assistance in the event that card data is compromised while using the solution.

Read about how Elavon helped one hospitality business more efficiently validate PCI DSS compliance and reduce fraud here.


Who do you call?

Call Customer Care at 800-725-1243 or email custserv@elavon.com with questions about:

  • Daily account activity and funding
  • Point-of-sale terminal or PC product issues
  • Your monthly billing statement


Contact your Customer Account Manager with questions about:

  • Managing card processing for your business
  • Product and equipment information and training
  • Other payment solutions or services that may be available to you


For help setting up your talech solution, visit talech PaymentStart or email onboarding@talech.com


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  • View statements, reports, file downloads and more
  • Securely view your account information anytime, anywhere

Thank you for your business. We are available to answer any questions you have about your payment processing services. Please contact Customer Care anytime.

Thank you for your business. We are available to answer any questions you have about your payment processing services. Please contact Customer Care anytime.


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