Victor Lequet

How we’re staying on top of security

October 16, 2017

There’s nothing that matters more to a business than trust.

That’s why we’re improving our data security to keep up with industry leaders like VISA and Mastercard.
We’re working with Datatrans, a leading payment security firm, to tokenize credit card information for Base7booking customers as part of an ongoing plan to strengthen our security framework.

What is tokenization?

Tokenization means randomly assigning a value to represent a piece of information (like a credit card number). Is it the same as encryption? Not quite. Encryption mathematically assigns a value to a piece of information through an algorithm, while tokenization is completely randomly generated. This means that, in the event of a security breach, a hacker can only access tokens, which have no meaningful relationship to the information they represent.

What does this mean for me?

Ideally, not much. During tokenization, credit cards can be charged as they would normally. However, once the credit card numbers are tokenized, you will receive a prompt to enter a security code each time you access a guest’s credit card information.
The tokenization process will take place on 18 October, 2017.

Who is Datatrans?

Datatrans is a payment security firm based in Switzerland that already supports many of the Channel Managers that we work with. You can learn more about how their PCI Proxy service works here: https://www.datatrans.ch/en/offer/special-solutions/pci-proxy.

Who should I call if I have questions?

If you have any questions about how our security improvements will affect your Base7 account, just contact Hotelier Care. We are happy to help.

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