Thales Creates Infrastructure for Simpler MPOS Transactions

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Thales nShield Conect. Photo: Thales

[Via Satellite 11-14-13] Thales will be showcasing and demonstrating a range of solutions from mobile point of sale (mPOS) device manufacturers and newly announced members of its multi-partner ecosystem at Cartes 2013 in Paris, 19-21 Nov. 2013.

Thales has partnered with mobile card reader providers such as Magtek, Miura Systems and Spire Payments, and mPOS application providers such as Creditcall, to integrate hardware-based encryption and key management technologies. Hardware-based security underpins the whole mPOS ecosystem. Secure card readers encrypt the card data at the point of capture for both magnetic stripe and EMV chip cards. Hardware-based point-to-point encryption keeps micro merchants out of scope for PCI DSS and does not add to the PCI DSS burden for larger merchants already accepting cards using traditional POS terminals. Thales payShield 9000 and nShield Connect hardware security modules (HSMs) improve security; simplify security audit compliance and limit liability for PSPs.

By supporting a range of mPOS card readers and a common gateway HSM, PSPs can offer their customers a choice of hand-held devices without driving up the cost of their transactional infrastructure.

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