Utimaco’s innovative Cryptoserver CSe 10 & CSe 100 PCI HSM modules ensure secure payments industry transactions
AACHEN, Germany – With its Payment Card Industry PIN Transaction Security Hardware Security Module Version 2 (PCI PTS HSM V2), Utimaco fully complies with PCI Standards Security Council (PCI SSC) certification requirements for securing uncontrolled environments. Its CryptoServer CSe HSM platform gives the payment card industry and consumers confidence that their data will be secure throughout the transaction process.
Utimaco’s CryptoServer CSe HSM was designed to secure card payment systems as a high-performance security platform with integrated, active tamper resistance, protecting cryptographic keys and other sensitive information such as customer PINs and cardholder data. PCI HSM certification of the updated CryptoServer hardware platform demonstrates Utimaco’s ability to deliver innovative, high-quality security solutions, even in the most rigorous and demanding environments.
Utimaco also offers Open Payment APIs, empowering vendors with a fully customizable HSM that can adapt to changing industry needs, and can help certify customized firmware solutions.
“The sensitive nature of payment transactions requires a high level of security, and, as security breaches and exploits rise, financial institutions need a certified secure solution to protect their customers and themselves from costly attacks,” said Matthias Pankert, Utimaco Senior Vice President. “With this new compliance standard from the PCI Standards Security Council, a respected, independent organization, Utimaco guarantees the highest level of security, which meets the needs of enterprises and consumers alike.”
HSMs are a fundamental tool for securing payment transactions and ensuring the highest security standards. Now, using an Utimaco HSM, banks and credit card companies will have the benefit of completing these transactions securely and efficiently, while adhering to PCI SSC mandates when issuing EMV chip technology payment cards or implementing payment processes like PIN processing, card verification, card production, ATM interchange and more.
Pankert continued, “We are particularly proud that we were awarded PCI HSM certification for the most demanding application profile, focusing on physical security when used in controlled and uncontrolled environments like non-ISO certified data centers. This demonstrates Utimaco’s commitment to internationally recognized standards and compliance requirements, while delivering innovative, high quality security solutions. Our next step will be to launch our first HSM PaymentServer in Q4 2017.”
The PCI SSC created practical security compliance standards for HSMs in the payments industry. Current mandates and encryption standards issued by the PCI SSC require a PCI HSM for all payment-related HSMs, and it is expected to become the industry standard for future systems. Qualification will ultimately create a higher-level of security for card holder information within the global payments network and vendor facilities worldwide.
For more information about Utimaco’s PCI HSM certification and the upcoming launch of the HSM PaymentServer, contact https://hsm.utimaco.com/contact.
Founded in 1983, Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of HSMs that provide the Roots of Trust (RofT) for the payments industry. We keep cryptographic keys and digital identities safe to protect critical digital infrastructures and high value data assets. Our products allow ongoing innovations and upgrades and support the growth of new business by helping to secure critical business data and transactions. Utimaco HSMs today are deployed across more than 80 countries in more than 1,000 installations. Utimaco employs a total of 170 people, with sales offices in Germany, the US, the UK and Singapore.
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