Welcome!

Linux Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Carmen Gonzalez, Trevor Parsons, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

Payment Processors and Device Manufacturers Embrace Voltage Security(TM) Point-to-Point Encryption

Voltage SecureData Payments(TM) Empowers Merchants With the Highest Level of Security to Mitigate the Risk of Cardholder Data Breaches

CUPERTINO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/14 -- Expanding its leadership in the retail payments industry, Voltage Security today announced that Uniform Industrial Corporation (UIC) now supports Voltage Format-Preserving Encryption™ (FPE), a powerful component of Voltage SecureData Payments™ with Voltage Identity-Based Encryption™ (IBE), providing merchants with P2PE (point-to-point encryption), otherwise known as end-to-end encryption, from a payment reading device to a trusted processing host.

This expands a previous partnership with Heartland Payment Systems in which UIC and Voltage provided end-to-end encryption for Heartland's E3™ security solutions, delivering reliable, secure terminal-based communications with billions of transactions on hundreds of thousands of merchant locations across global deployments.

"We see the headlines every day -- retailers are increasingly faced with tremendous pressure and risk when it comes to payment processing and it cuts to the core of their business by impacting customer trust. Malware in the retail IT systems, especially the traditional POS, has resulted in major costly breaches world-wide. We take our role as a technology partner very seriously and we are dedicated to developing solutions that provide the highest level of protection against data loss or breach, as well as enabling PCI compliance cost scope reduction, all at significantly lower implementation and management costs," explained Mark Bower, vice president of product management, Voltage Security.

UIC is now offering Voltage SecureData Payments with Voltage Format-Preserving Encryption to users of its devices of the MSR215E and MSR215T secure MSR readers, and PP790SE and PP795SE All-in-one PIN Pads, as well as the TS890 and TS900 payment terminals.

"We are excited to offer this cutting edge technology and to deliver secure and robust payment devices. By introducing Voltage enabled card readers and PIN pads, not only does it simplify the complex payment security key management, it also establishes the highest level of security to protect payment operators and card holders from fraudulence," said Albert Li, vice president, sales/business development, UIC.

From authorization and settlement, through business processes such as charge-backs, loyalty or repeat payments, merchants and processors must be able to reliably protect credit card data at rest and in transit, and, at the same time, reduce PCI scope as much as possible, without impacting business workflows or customer facing business processes.

"Our partnership with UIC is another example of how widely available Voltage end-to-end encryption is across the payments industry. Businesses have the option to implement Voltage SecureData Payments on a wide variety of payments devices and perform decryption within their own data environments or with a Voltage platform partner, and Voltage works with six of the top eight U.S. payment processors," said Bower.

By strongly encrypting cardholder data at the read head, using tamper-resistant and tamper-evident payment devices, any malware installed on the intermediate POS systems would only have access to the ciphertext, while the keys necessary to decrypt it stay safely inside the most secure PCI environments at the decryption endpoint. The cipher text, using Voltage Format-Preserving Encryption (FPE), can be used by those POS systems, just as the original plaintext was; but, it is useless to any attackers.

Voltage SecureData Payments Dramatically Lowers Management and Compliance Costs

Voltage SecureData Payments is a complete payment transaction protection framework, built on breakthrough technologies encompassing encryption and key management: Voltage Format-Preserving Encryption (FPE) and Voltage Identity-Based Encryption (IBE). These technologies provide a unique architecture that addresses the complexity of retail environments with high transaction volume.

With Voltage FPE, credit card numbers and other types of structured information are protected without the need to change the data format or structure. In addition, data properties are maintained, such as a checksum, and portions of the data can remain in the clear. This aids in preserving existing processes such as BIN routing or use of the last 4 digits of the card in customer service scenarios.

Voltage IBE is a breakthrough in key management that eliminates the complexity of traditional Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems and symmetric key systems. In other words, no digital certificates or keys are required to be injected or synchronized. IBE also enables end-to-end encryption from swipe-to-processor and swipe-to-trusted-merchant applications.

Voltage Secure Stateless Tokenization™ (SST), adopted by major global retailers, is an advanced, patent-pending data security technology that provides enterprises, merchants and payment processors with a new approach to help assure protection for payment card data, with significant Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) audit scope reduction. Voltage SST technology dramatically improves speed, scalability, security and manageability over conventional and first-generation tokenization solutions.

Voltage SecureData Payments delivers:

  • Reduced PCI audit cost and scope -- End-to-end encryption can be combined easily with tokenization to provide merchants with complete choice in reducing PCI audit scope.
  • Reduced risk of data loss or breach -- Cardholder data is protected or tokenized when it is stored, transmitted, or used. When deployed with sound internal controls, Voltage SecureData Payments renders sensitive information useless to unauthorized users, mitigating risk of data breaches at any point in the payment stream.
  • Significantly lower implementation and management costs -- Keys are securely generated on demand and not stored; point-of-sale (POS) terminal devices are not subject to key injection; and key rotation is automated and transparent, thus eliminating labor-intensive processes and reducing costs.

Voltage SecureData Payments Terminal SDK can be implemented on most payment devices (both traditional and mobile) and payment processing systems. Voltage is already integrated into leading payment card reading devices and pin-pads, offering merchants the flexibility to support the hardware of their choice. The complementary SecureData Payments Host SDK, which performs the decryption of the cardholder data when teamed with Voltage SecureData Appliances and Thales HSMs, supports a wide variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, HP NonStop, Stratus VOS, and IBM z/OS.

For more information, visit https://www.voltage.com/products/securedata-payments/

For a complete list of payment terminal partners, visit https://www.voltage.com/partners/payment-partners/.

About UIC
Uniform Industrial Corporation positions itself as a professional DMS manufacturer in the payment industry. Since its inception in 1983, UIC has been a leading national provider of award-winning components and systems for banking, and retail solutions. The company's simple-to-use products combine affordability, reliability, and performance to enable the most high-value and secure transactions. UIC's innovative products have allowed fast, affordable and reliable payment products driven by unique technological developments in the payments industry. The company has branches in Fremont, USA and Frankfurt, Germany to support the American and European markets. UIC seeks to offer its partners cutting-edge solutions and outstanding customer service that exceed expectations.

About Voltage Security
Voltage Security®, Inc. is the world leader in data-centric encryption and tokenization. Voltage provides trusted data security that scales to deliver cost-effective PCI compliance, scope reduction and secure analytics. Voltage solutions are used by leading enterprises worldwide, reducing risk and protecting brand while enabling business. For more information see www.voltage.com.

Notes: All Voltage trademarks are property of Voltage Security, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from hardware to software, or as we like to say, it’s an Internet of many different things. The difference ...

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service. The new platform enables developers to build ap...

Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world.
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. He is co-author of t...
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com), moderated by Ashar Baig, Research Director, Cloud, at Gigaom Research, Nate Gordon, Director of T...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
Technology is enabling a new approach to collecting and using data. This approach, commonly referred to as the "Internet of Things" (IoT), enables businesses to use real-time data from all sorts of things including machines, devices and sensors to make better decisions, improve customer service, and lower the risk in the creation of new revenue opportunities. In his General Session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Dave Wagstaff, Vice President and Chief Architect at BSQUARE Corporation, discuss the real benefits to focus on, how to understand the requirements of a successful solution, the flow of ...
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, and physical persons. In the IoT vision, every new "thing" - sensor, actuator, data source, data con...
"BSQUARE is in the business of selling software solutions for smart connected devices. It's obvious that IoT has moved from being a technology to being a fundamental part of business, and in the last 18 months people have said let's figure out how to do it and let's put some focus on it, " explained Dave Wagstaff, VP & Chief Architect, at BSQUARE Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Focused on this fast-growing market’s needs, Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of IC solutions to advance "Ethernet Everywhere" in Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, introduced its IStaX™ software (VSC6815SDK), a robust protocol stack to simplify deployment and management of Industrial-IoT network applications such as Industrial Ethernet switching, surveillance, video distribution, LCD signage, intelligent sensors, and metering equipment. Leveraging technologies proven in the Carrier and Enterprise markets, IStaX is designed to work ac...
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
C-Labs LLC, a leading provider of remote and mobile access for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the appointment of John Traynor to the position of chief operating officer. Previously a strategic advisor to the firm, Mr. Traynor will now oversee sales, marketing, finance, and operations. Mr. Traynor is based out of the C-Labs office in Redmond, Washington. He reports to Chris Muench, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Traynor brings valuable business leadership and technology industry expertise to C-Labs. With over 30 years' experience in the high-tech sector, John Traynor has held numerous...
Bit6 today issued a challenge to the technology community implementing Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC). To leap beyond WebRTC’s significant limitations and fully leverage its underlying value to accelerate innovation, application developers need to consider the entire communications ecosystem.
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover how hardware commoditization, the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, and the emergence of Big Data a...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IDenticard will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IDenticard™ is the security division of Brady Corp (NYSE: BRC), a $1.5 billion manufacturer of identification products. We have small-company values with the strength and stability of a major corporation. IDenticard offers local sales, support and service to our customers across the United States and Canada. Our partner network encompasses some 300 of the world's leading systems integrators and security s...
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold. Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Pa...
Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world. The next @ThingsExpo will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. Since its launch in 2008, Cloud Expo TV commercials have been aired and CNBC, Fox News Network, and Bloomberg TV. Please enjoy our 2014 commercial.