News : Semafone Integrates with InstaMed to Deliver Secure Telephone Payment Solution
Boston and Guildford, UK and Orlando, FL, USA, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Semafone, a provider of data security and compliance solutions for call and contact centers, announced at HIMSS 2019, a partnership with InstaMed. InstaMed will leverage Semafone's patented payment method which uses dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) masking to deliver a fully secure telephone payments solution for the healthcare market -- InstaMed VoIP Protection. The solution will give providers and payers a way to create a secure and consumer-centric payment experience while payments are made over the phone -- all while significantly reducing Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) scope and costs.
"Consumers are demanding a better healthcare payments experience. Healthcare organizations have to deliver security and convenience to patients and members," said Chris Seib, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of InstaMed. "InstaMed VoIP Protection allows organizations to give consumers the option to make healthcare payments over the phone similar to experiences they have paying other household bills. The dramatic reduction in costs and PCI DSS scope combined with the superior consumer experience assure the C-suite that they are meeting the needs of their entire organization."
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Using Semafone's DTMF masking technology, patients and customers can simply enter their credit card number into their telephone keypad instead of having to read their credit card number aloud to the agent on the other end. During this process, the incoming data is intercepted, and the agent is presented with masked (flat tone) digits. Once the customer has input their numbers and the system has verified that the information is correct, it can then seamlessly pass the transaction data through to the payment service provider (PSP) for processing, by-passing the agent and their desktop environment. Throughout a transaction, sensitive data neither enters the contact center nor is stored or recorded anywhere. Semafone shields the entire payment environment from sensitive card data and takes it out of scope for PCI DSS.
"InstaMed's integration with Semafone shows how InstaMed is placing the highest priority on payment data security, privacy and regulatory compliance. With Semafone's patented payment method using dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) masking technology, InstaMed's vast network of healthcare providers and payers and their consumers will get an unmatched level of security and privacy every time a payment is taken over the phone," said Iain Regan, Chief Commercial Officer, Semafone. "We are proud to help protect organizations across the globe from the rising threat and hefty costs associated with a data breach, while keeping them compliant with stringent PCI DSS regulations."
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Semafone provides secure voice transactions for contact centres and retailers taking Cardholder Not Present (CNP) payments. The solution allows a call - and the call recording - to continue as normal whilst the customer enters their credit card information using their telephone keypad. For complete security, Semafone's patented technology masks the Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) tones from the cardholder's telephone and replaces them with a flat tone so they can't be recognised by the call centre agent or recorded on the call recording system. By ensuring all card data remains segregated and by removing Sensitive Authentication Data (SAD) before it hits the call recorder and the contact centre infrastructure, the contact centre is taken out of the scope of PCI DSS, protected against the risk of opportunistic agent fraud and the associated reputational risk.
Published: Thursday, February 14, 2019
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