Gemalto (News - Alert) has announced that its entire range of MagIC3 Point-Of-Sale (POS) terminals received certification by an independent certified testing laboratory in accordance with MasterCard International Payment Terminal Security program. This security evaluation applies to the TCP/IP protocol suite.
The MagIC product range has been particularly well received in emerging markets since its commercial launch in November 2006. Gemalto has taken an orientation with the MCI PTS certification of X1000 GPRS, which is confirmed by MagIC full range certification with the previous range of payment terminals.
For merchants who use equipments that support the TCP/IP protocol suite, the MasterCard International Payment Terminal Security program for IP-enabled POS devices ensures the necessary level of protection for transaction and cardholder data. With a three-year validity period, the security evaluation verifies that POS devices meet the relevant MasterCard requirements in terms of confidentiality, integrity and communicating parties’ authentication.
Providing very high-speed transactions, as well as unrivalled flexibility of connection and communication, the product family incorporates the MagIC Open&Sec technology running on Linux. All this can be done without compromising on the security. The Open&Sec Linux-based operating system leverages IP technology and accelerates the development of new value-added solutions.
Gemalto provides digital security with pro forma 2007 annual revenues of over €1.6 billion. The company has more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees, including 1,300 R&D engineers. Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable as the world is slowly gripped by the digital revolution.
“Achieving certification with the MasterCard International Payment Terminal Security program demonstrates Gemalto's commitment to providing a high level of security and service quality for the complete MagIC³ terminals product range,” commented Michel Leger, senior vice president e-payment at Gemalto. “This will open up new market opportunities and confirms Gemalto’s strong offer in the field of payment terminals worldwide. In particular, the MagIC³ family has proven an instant success in challenging, competitive markets such as India.”
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Edited by Eve Sullivan