NCR Corporation announced the certification of its Encrypting PIN Pad (EPP) module to the International Organization for Standardization ISO 9564-1 standard.
The complete security offering combines a keyboard and encryption module, supports Triple DES (data encryption standard) and allows remote key distribution. It is the first in the automated teller machine (ATM) industry to achieve this important milestone. An independent test house carried out certification and the manufacturing process has been audited to comply with ISO 13491 (product lifecycle phases).
Welcoming today’s announcement, Johan Jubbega, general manager of convenience ATMs for NCR’s Financial Solutions division, said, “We are convinced that having this certification differentiates us in the marketplace. There are many vendors who may offer Triple DES encryption, but conformance to the standards is what is really going to matter to independent sales organizations.”
NCR believes that its EPP has several unique features that will be of particular interest to ATM deployers operating in the convenience banking category. The modules are already available for NCR’s EasyPoint and Personas ATMs.
One key benefit to deployers is the module’s remote key distribution via RSA, the industry security standard for remote key distribution. Rather than having service engineers visit ATMs to install new encryption keys, these can be uploaded remotely.
“This is a huge operational cost saving in a retail environment,” says Jubbega. “The cost of doing this securely in a remote environment without this technology is much higher than in a bank location.”
The EPP module is future-proofed, allowing new security algorithms to be downloaded, protecting the ATM deployer’s investment.
NCR participates in the definition of the ANSI X9 standards to ensure best practice for all aspects of pin pad security.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR’s ATMs, retail systems, Teradata(R) data warehouses and IT services provide Relationship Technology(TM) solutions that maximize the value of customer interactions. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR ([www.ncr.com]) employs approximately 30,500 people worldwide.