OpenEdge maintains that the most effective method for keeping cardholder data safe is a multi-pronged approach, combining EMV®, encryption and tokenization. – an advanced security services bundle protecting credit card data, preventing fraud, and enhancing payment processing security. Included with EdgeShield™:

The OpenEdge EMV Solution

We’ll get your practice accepting EMV chip cards while insulating developers from complex device driving and card brand certifications.

P2P Encryption

OpenEdge’s proprietary encryption renders cardholder data unreadable, encrypted at the device.

Token Vault

Cardholder data is replaced by digital “tokens” based on this technology. Sensitive data is stored in the secure OpenEdge vault rather than in the POS environment.

PA-DSS 3.0 Out-of-Scope

Payment applications are rendered out-of scope with EdgeShield, eliminating cumbersome PCI validation requirements.


EdgeShield includes the PCI ASSURE program to help practices simplify PCI compliance with online access to security self-assessment questionnaires, network scans, and custom security profiles.

Components of EdgeShield

OpenEdge Solutions For QIR

QIR-Blob-Only(2)The latest requirements from the PCI Security Standards Council state that small businesses must have their payment applications and terminals installed by Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIRs). These security professionals are trained and certified to install and maintain PA-DSS validated payment applications. OpenEdge will help you navigate the QIR requirements, whether you need access to certified installers or plan to get your staff certified.

OpenEdge: QIR Certified

The security experts at OpenEdge have achieved QIR certification and can ensure your small practices are using payment applications installed and serviced in accordance with PCI standards.

Get Certified: QIR ASSIST

For developers who wish to pursue QIR certification, OpenEdge offers QIR ASSIST, a support program to get your staff certified and ensure you have access to payments security best practices. QIR ASSIST includes:

  • Consultation with PCI security experts
  • Education on topics such as: secure remote access, malware prevention, encryption and tokenization
  • QIR exam preparation
  • Post-certification marketing assistance to promote your new status as a Qualified Integrator and Reseller
Test Yourself

What do you think you know about Payments Security? Let’s see.


There were 277 estimated breaches in the Healthcare and Medical industries fields during 2015. Many were avoidable with the right security measures in place.
Source: Identity Theft Resource Center.


$3.79 million. Suffice it to say, payment data breaches are an expensive problem.
Source: IBM, Ponemon Institute.
56% of the average breach’s cost is attributable to business lost due to cash flow disruptions, the inability to accept payments, reputational damage and associated penalties. Source: Payment Card Security Standards Council.
In the event of a data breach, all these scenarios – lost business, record intrusion and credit card data access – could all be highly damaging to an operation.