Here’s something you may not know: Water technology manufacturer LIXIL and CardConnect have been working together for years to protect cardholder data of thousands of customers.
The relationship originated back in 2009, built upon the shared concern to keep payment data safe from criminal data breaches and fraudulent activity. LIXIL actually became CardConnect’s first client to sign on with a hosted system solution, a method that would remove servers storing sensitive customer information from their facilities, and instead place that information in a protected vault and secure it with CardConnect’s patented tokenization.
Tokenization is a solution that replaces valuable data, like credit card holder information, with valueless tokens that would otherwise mean nothing to a criminal hacker, should an organization ever find a system compromised.
As a result, this method of tokenization, part of CardSecure, immediately reduced the scope of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for LIXIL and has continued to maintain the security of payment data for thousands.
At CardConnect, our payment processing is integrated with enterprise software systems like Oracle, JD Edwards and SAP (the system used by LIXIL). With these integrations, as well as the company’s use of CardConnect terminals secured with point-to-point encryption, LIXIL can easily and securely accept credit and debit card payments for both online transactions and transactions completed by team members at showrooms and home centers, while remaining fully PCI compliant.
Now, CardConnect and LIXIL are looking into the future together. As part of the next phase of the partnership, CardConnect is working to provide a payments solution that will fulfill the need for LIXIL sales representatives to process card payments while providing services directly in homes, buildings and other establishments.
Putting secure card acceptance in the hands of on-site representatives will allow clients and customers the peace of mind that data is being securely handled through every step of on-the-go card transaction processing.
We look forward to celebrating another innovative year in partnership with LIXIL.