Thursday, October 16, 2014

Intel Intros Data Protection Tech for Point-of-Sale Terminals

Intel introduced an end-to-end encryption technologyt that can be built into point of sale (POS) platforms powered by Intel silicon, including Intel Core and select Intel Atom processors.  The Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions, which was developed in collaboration with NCR, adds an extra layer of software to protect the payment process, complementing current retail investments in EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) credit card authorization, tokenization and other data protection technologies.

The software resides and runs on the Intel chipset for enhanced security and helps close the gaps between data transmitted between POS devices and the data center. The client software is available now. The full solution based on Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions will be available to retailers in the first half of next year.

"It’s never been more important, or more difficult, for retailers to manage and protect data across the payment ecosystem,” said Karen Webster, CEO, Market Platform Dynamics. “Intel’s Data Protection Technology for Transactions security architecture does the obvious thing – it separates transaction processing from the POS – making that data less accessible and therefore more likely to be out of the reach of hackers. That can only help give both retailers and consumers more confidence that their POS experience is secure.”

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