Creating a complete point of sale that complies with PCI and EMV standards is a costly and involved endeavor. Clover’s semi-integrated offerings allow developers to avoid many issues by using a powerful SDK to drive a Clover device with their existing software. Clover also offers full (native) integrations where the POS is an Android app installed on a Clover device.
Cardholder data encryption and transmission are handled entirely inside the Clover ecosystem, separating risk and ensuring compliance with data processing standards.
Clover devices are only certified for use in attended and semi-attended environments (as defined in the PCI PTS POI Evaluation FAQ). Integrations which use a Clover device in an unattended environment are not allowed and will not be approved.
Information regarding Clover device security can be found on the PCI website.
All integrations on the Clover platform flow through several phases to ensure software quality and compatibility: