Bluefin Payment Systems and Nelnet Campus Commerce Partner to Secure Student Payments with PCI-Validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)

Leading provider of higher education payment technology, Nelnet Campus Commerce, extends the security of Bluefin’s PCI P2PE solution to their over 900 campus clients

ATLANTA, Ga. and LINCOLN, Neb. (November 14, 2017) – Payment security provider Bluefin Payment Systems today announced a new partnership with Nelnet Campus Commerce to provide Bluefin’s PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution to higher education institutions utilizing Nelnet payment technology.

Nelnet Campus Commerce specializes in providing powerful payment processing solutions designed to meet the unique needs of higher education. Boasting a comprehensive suite of payment technology products, Nelnet can process and track every payment across campus simply and securely. Utilizing a unique partnership approach, Nelnet delivers an outstanding implementation experience, exceptional service to students and staff, and innovative products to more than 900 institutions across the United States.

Through the partnership with Bluefin, Nelnet Campus Commerce can provide their clients with Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution directly through Nelnet’s payment technology, enhancing security and reducing PCI scope with no change to the payment transaction flow. Bluefin enables PCI-validated P2PE on partner platforms with their Decryptx Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product, which allows gateways, applications, and processors to directly connect to Bluefin for the P2PE service.

“Ensuring the security and protection of our institutions’ payer data has always been one of our top priorities,” stated DeeAnn Wenger, President of Nelnet Campus Commerce. “Through our new partnership with Bluefin Payment Systems to provide their PCI-validated P2PE Encrypted solution, we are affirming our commitment to adhere to the highest security standards in the industry.”

Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution secures credit and debit card transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point of entry device, preventing clear-text cardholder data from being available in the device or the merchant’s system where it could be exposed to malware. Data decryption is only done offsite in a Bluefin hardware security module (HSM).

“As of October 18th, the total number of data breaches captured in the 2017 Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) Breach Report was 1,103, which is actually an increase of 22.4% over last year’s total of 901 during this same time period,” said Greg Cornwell, SVP of Security Solutions for Bluefin. “And we all know that hackers are no longer targeting just large retailers – financial organizations, medical companies, and a plethora of universities have all fallen prey to breaches. We are very excited to partner with Nelnet Campus Commerce to secure their clients’ student payments with PCI-validated P2PE.”

Benefits of a PCI-validated P2PE solution for institutions and enterprises include reduced PCI compliance and scope, saving time and money on annual audits, and the assurance that the technology has been vetted and approved by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC). Institutions can learn more about Bluefin’s P2PE benefits in a case study with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Extension, available for download on the Bluefin media page.


About Bluefin Payment Systems

Bluefin Payment Systems is the leader in payment security. We specialize in PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) integrated and stand-alone solutions for retail, mobile, call center and kiosk/unattended environments, and secure Ecommerce technologies including transparent redirect, payment iFrame and tokenization. Bluefin is a Participating Organization (PO) of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) and is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in New York, Chicago, Tulsa and Waterford, Ireland. For more information, please visit

About Nelnet Campus Commerce

Nelnet Campus Commerce delivers payment technology for a smarter campus. Our product suite uses the latest technology to create a unique and integrated payment experience for more than 900 institutions across the country. Our intuitive and secure solutions are PCI Level 1 validated and integrate with every major ERP. From payment processing and refunds, to tuition payment plans and online storefronts, Nelnet Campus Commerce helps process every payment on campus. Nelnet Campus Commerce is a division of Nelnet, one of the leading education planning and finance companies in the nation. For more information about Nelnet Campus Commerce, visit