Main Street Softworks Inc. Introduces CardShield(TM) Data Protection System for Credit Card and Debit Card Transactions

Jan 11, 2010, 07:00 ET from Main Street Softworks, Inc.

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Street Softworks Inc., maker of the Monetra® payment processing software, today announced its newest offering, CardShield, a suite of data protection solutions which enables merchants and software developers to quickly and easily create secure credit card processing systems in compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) security guidelines and the Visa USA best practice recommendations for data field encryption.

CardShield is available as an enhancement to Main Street's Monetra payment processing software. The Monetra software is used by thousands of merchants to directly connect Point of Sale terminals and application programs such as ecommerce systems to major transaction processing organizations for performing credit card, debit card, gift card, and other transactions.

Unlike other technologies of this type, CardShield works with a variety of secure card readers, terminals, and data entry devices including products from IDTech, PreKeyTech, Hypercom, Ingenico, Verifone, and others. Merchants may even "mix and match" devices within a site. Transactions processed with CardShield may be securely routed to any transaction acquirer or processor, eliminating "lock-ins" and keeping merchants and software developers free to select transaction processors and devices as desired.

When used with a participating transaction processor, CardShield keeps card data encrypted and secure from end-to-end, eliminating the merchant's risk for credit card data theft.

"Our new CardShield offering provides substantial advantages for merchants and software developers, with device independence, processor independence, plug-and-play support for a variety of secure card swipe readers, and built-in encryption key management that transparently manages each device as required," explained Main Street's senior developer, Brad House.

About Main Street Softworks

Main Street Softworks, Inc. is the provider of modern, highly secure financial transaction software to businesses of all types and sizes. Main Street Softworks' flagship Monetra payment server software allows merchants to maintain direct control of their processing security and relationships. Main Street's products provide the most cost-effective solutions in the payment processing industry. Visit for more information.

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