Verifone is now using Thales nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) for its end-to-end payment encryption solution – VeriShield Total Protect – to provide robust, high speed, scalable crypto to protect card holder data, whether transmitted from a card or mobile device, right from the moment of capture.
Thales HSMs provide a highly secure, 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 by encrypting from Verifone’s secure payment terminals all the way to the Thales HSMs also dramatically reduces 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 alike 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 and every payment transaction. All the decryption is performed within the Thales HSMs, protecting the encryption keys from virtually any attack.
Taking advantage of capabilities unique to the Thales Security World architecture, Verifone is able to seamlessly combine multiple HSMs at multiple data centers to service very high transaction volumes with automated load balancing and failover, a capability not offered by other solution providers.
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