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Merchant Link and XPIENT Solutions Partner to Offer Advanced Payment Security Services to Restaurant Operators


Combined gateway, tokenization and point-to-point encryption solution to be integrated into another major point-of-sale system

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchant Link, a leading provider of payment gateway and data security solutions, and XPIENT Solutions, a leading provider of point-of-sale, back office, and enterprise management technologies for restaurants, today announced a partnership that allows restaurant operators to increase the security of their payment transactions and cardholder data and benefit from the flexibility and support of a payment gateway service.

"We know restaurateurs are looking for ways to address the ongoing threat of theft and fraud, and we were impressed with Merchant Link's solution that secures both data in-flight and at rest," said Christopher Sebes, XPIENT's President and CEO. "Our customers will also value the flexibility of Merchant Link's processor-neutral gateway as well as the ability to bolster loyalty programs using Merchant Link's card-based tokens."

The integration pairs XPIENT's innovative point-of-sale (POS) system with Merchant Link's Payment Gateway™, TransactionVault™ tokenization and TransactionShield™ point-to-point encryption solutions. Certification is complete and the first beta site is expected to be live within a few weeks.

"XPIENT is a recognized leader in the industry, working with some of the biggest brands and specializing in the quick service restaurant (QSR) segment where we are expanding," said Dan Lane, Merchant Link's President and CEO. "This partnership makes sense for both companies to be able to offer more options in the increasingly complex and varied world of payments today."

About XPIENT Solutions, Inc

XPIENT Solutions is an organization of highly qualified restaurant and software development specialists devoted to business process improvement and professional support services for the foodservice industry.  XPIENT offers a full complement of integrated technologies including Point-Of-Sale and Back Office.  From applications that help efficiently take orders and improve kitchen throughput, to labor management, production prep, inventory control, customer loyalty, speed of service, surveillance enhancement and data management tools, XPIENT's solution suite allows the restaurant operator to better and more easily manage every aspect of their restaurant operations.  See for more. 

About Merchant Link

Merchant Link is a leading provider of cloud-based payment gateway and data security solutions, removing the risk and hassle from credit card acceptance for more than 150,000 retailers, hotels and restaurants. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., Merchant Link currently enables more than 3 billion transactions annually for some of the world's best-known merchants, providing connectivity to the major U.S. payment card processors. TransactionVault™, our tokenization solution, and TransactionShield™, our point-to-point encryption solution, mitigate the risk of a data compromise while lowering the cost and effort of PCI compliance. Further information is available at For our expert opinion on encryption, tokenization and PCI compliance, visit the Merchant Link blog at

Media Contact:  Beth McGarrity

SOURCE Merchant Link

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