Gemalto Achieves Certification in Accordance with the MasterCard International Payment Terminal Security Requirements for its MagIC³ Range
Supports Gemalto’s leadership in security for IP-enabled Point-of-Sale terminals
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Sept 25, 2008–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announces 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 product family incorporates the MagIC Open&Sec technology running on Linux™ and offers very high-speed transactions, as well as unrivalled flexibility of connection and communication, without compromising security. The Open&Sec Linux-based operating system leverages IP technology and accelerates the development of new value-added solutions.
The objective of the MasterCard International Payment Terminal Security program for IP-enabled POS devices is to ensure the necessary level of protection for transaction and cardholder data at merchants that use equipment that support the TCP/IP protocol suite. The security evaluation verifies that POS devices meet the relevant MasterCard requirements in terms of confidentiality, integrity and communicating parties’ authentication, with a 3-year validity period.
“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.”
Since the commercial launch in November 2006, the MagIC³ product range has been particularly well received in emerging markets. The MagIC³ full range certification confirms the orientation Gemalto has taken with the MCI PTS certification of X1000 GPRS, the previous range of payment terminals.
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Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2007 annual revenues of over €1.6 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company’s products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
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