In 2019, both of the leading retail petroleum POS platform providers, Verifone and Gilbarco, will transition from directly providing a network security solution to a certified Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP) program. This has been prompted by the network brands who have made MNSP a requirement. To maintain secure remote access for helpdesk support and software updates, both Verifone Commander and Gilbarco Passport customers must transition to a certified MNSP. Using a certified MNSP is also a key requirement for supporting outdoor EMV transactions.
As you are now aware, Verifone and Gilbarco have implemented the new Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP) certification program to help sites enable EMV at the dispenser and to provide a more secure remote support and software distribution process. This move to an MNSP program has been prompted by a requirement from the network brands. To implement MNSP configuration, sites will be required to remove the end-of-lifed Verifone EZRs and Gilbarco RVO42 zone routers to this newer, more secure technology.
Gilbarco recently announced the Secure Zone Router (SZR) Solution. The SZR is the networking solution for high-speed connectivity that connects all the Passport and Gilbarco-Veeder Root IP-enabled devices at your site.
The solution comprises of the router, an embedded zone routing software application, and managed switch(es).
PX52 Hardware: Support Ending for Upcoming Release in March 2018
The Passport PX52 (PX51) hardware set was released in 2005 and has served thousands of our customers with fourteen major Passport releases and millions of hours of store operation. The PX60 Passport All-In-One hardware was introduced as the next evolution in April 2014 and sold across all petroleum/convenience networks and markets over the past three years.
The first EMV chip transactions have now occurred in the U.S.
If your Gilbarco dispenser is EMV-ready, turning on EMV at the dispenser only requires a simple Passport software upgrade. Industry research suggests that up to half of the gallons pumped in the U.S. in 2018 will be from EMV enabled dispensers – dispensers that have EMV hardware installed and need only a POS or minor dispenser upgrade.
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