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SoftPOS & data protection

SoftPOS solutions must prove robust data protection to be adopted by merchants and consumers. Security on mobile devices is based on several approaches. 

Join us at Trustech (stand J 009) to grasp which security feature is the most reliable in the softPOS mode. 

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Join us at Trustech 2019

Alcinéo will be exhibiting in Cannes, during Trustech event, 26-28 November 2019Trustech logo J009

Join us to share visions of the upcoming challenges facing the digital payment transformation. 

Alcinéo is specialized in the development of EMV embedded software, integrating all type of payment terminals.

We also provide logical security modules, compliant with up-to-date PCI PTS requirements

Our extended range of logical payment and security solutions fit all targeted markets : transit, retail, vending and kiosks, gas dispensers. 

Feel free to visit us at our booth J 009, and keep in touch at : info@alcineo.com

We hope to meet you soon on the French Riviera.

Increase data protection at POS with AES DUKPT

Keep cardholder’s PIN safe with AES DUKPT encryption 

AES DUKPT becomes the new standard for improved data protection at POS systems. Sensitive transaction data processed in the payment network require a high-end level of security to withstand fraudulent attacks. In a new version of the PIN Security standard document, the PCI Security council announced changes in encryption methods that POS vendors must implement to process transaction data online such as cardholder’s PIN.

TDES, widely used in the payment industry, is considered as a weakened technique of PIN encryption to face the threats of elaborated fraud attempts. According the document, TDES PIN  encryption will be disallowed to the benefit of AES cryptographic algorithm. 

AES enhances encryption robustness, as compared to TDES. It offers a larger set of secret keys (from 128 to 256 bits), that can be generated during the whole lifespan of the terminal. 

PIN ProtectionThe combination of AES cryptographic algorithm and DUKPT (Derived Unique Key Per Transaction) key management scheme provide an upper level of protection for transaction data.

The challenge for terminal manufacturers is to develop innovative and convenient  payment solutions for merchants and consumers,  while complying with state-of-the-art technologies and the latest security standards.

At the forefront of data integrity challenges and software-based security, Alcinéo has already developed AES DUKPT key encryption solution for our customers’ secure payment solutions in transit, retail or mPOS environments.

The modular approach of our PCI logical package allow them to obtain customized PCI PTS compliant products, according their needs and supporting the most advanced security requirements in the payment landscape.

Do not hesitate to require further information on our PCI PTS POI package at : info@alcineo.com

The full set of documents on PIN security requirements is available on PCI Security Standard website : www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

TRUSTECH – Cannes – 28-30 Nov

Alcinéo will attend Trustech.

The show gathers experts of the worldwide payment sphere. As a trusted EMV software solution maker Alcinéo will present the secure software suite that will suit your needs.

Contact us at info@alcineo.com to arrange a meeting.

Meet us on our booth C008 at Lerins level to share our vision of payments.

For more information about the show, visit the website : Trustech-event