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Verifone selects Thales for data encryption
April 21, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO and PLANTATION, Fla. (4/22/15)--Payments provider Verifone has selected Thales nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) for encryption of its payment services.
Thales HSMs provide a high-speed and scalable solution in Verifone's end-to-end encryption architecture, which reduces the risk of payment card data compromise within a merchant's retail environment.
The protection of payment card data with encryption from Verifone's secure payment terminals all the way to the Thales HSMs will also reduce the number of applicable Payment Card Industry (PCI) controls, simplifying the deployment environment for the merchant.
VeriShield Total Protect from Verifone protects merchants, payment providers and consumers by encrypting card holder information from the moment it is captured at the terminal until it is securely accessed behind a processor's firewall.
Thales HSMs are used to perform secure key exchanges and secure key derivations that produce a unique key to protect each payment transaction. All the decryption is performed within the Thales HSMs, protecting the encryption keys from attack.