Merchant Link SecurityCents

A blog that comments on the latest developments in the world of payments, payment data security and technology, PCI compliance, and more.

We welcome your comments, feedback and continued readership. If you’d like to participate as a guest blogger, or for general inquiries, please contact Beth Farris at

Media Relations
Beth Farris
Phone: (301) 562-5039

Phone: (866) 853-3845

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 hotel, restaurant, and retail locations. 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.

Merchant Link solutions mitigate the risk of a data compromise while lowering the cost and effort of PCI compliance and include:


  • Point-to-point encryption protects data in-flight (in transmission)


  • Tokenization protects data at rest (in databases)

Merchant Link Payment Gateway™

  • Hosted gateway moves credit card interface to the cloud

Further information is available at