Verifone deploys Thales nShield hardware security modules

Verifone has deployed Thales nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) for its end to end payment encryption solution.

The new solution will provide scalable crypto to protect card holder data, whether transmitted from a card or mobile device, right from the moment of capture.

Verifone’s encryption architecture will be provided with secure, high speed and scalable solution.

Company officials said this will reduce 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 to the Thales HSMs also reduces the number of applicable Payment Card Industry (PCI) controls, simplifying the deployment environment for the merchant.

VeriShield Total Protect protects merchants, payment providers and consumers alike by encrypting card holder information.

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.

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Company officials said all the decryption is performed within the Thales HSMs, protecting the encryption keys from virtually any attack.

Verifone can seamlessly combine multiple HSMs at multiple data centers to service very high transaction volumes with automated load balancing and failover.

“We selected Thales HSMs to provide robust security, unmatched performance and superior scalability across our payment security platforms, protecting encryption keys from virtually any attack,” said Joe Majka, chief security officer, Verifone.

Last month, Thales has launched BYOK Deployment Service Package, which has made the process of creating and securely transferring keys to Microsoft Azure cloud easier and allows the organizations to take advantage of cloud services with greater confidence.

SureClinical has deployed Thales HSMs, in February, to secure the build-in Adobe document signing/verification technology and provide a strong anchor of trust in the digital signature process.

Shilpa Khatri
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