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Commidea’s Ocius Sentinel is the UK’s first and only end-to-end encryption payment solution to be awarded PA-DSS certification
Card payment processing solution tackles dangers of managing sensitive card data
LONDON, 23rd August 2009 – Commidea, the leading card payment processing solution provider, announces that Ocius Sentinel is the UK’s first and only dual layer end-to-end encryption payment solution to be awarded the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) certification.
The accreditation certifies that Ocius Sentinel does not store prohibited data, such as full magnetic stripe, CVV2 or PIN data, and supports compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Ocius Sentinel, the UK’s first end-to-end encryption payment solution, ensures that all cardholder data is dual encrypted within the secure environment of the PCI-PTS certified pin pad before being transmitted across the merchant’s network and into Commidea’s PCI DSS Level 1 certified processing infrastructure. For merchants this means that there is no unencrypted cardholder data on their network and with no access to decryption keys, Ocius Sentinel significantly reduces the merchant’s scope and cost of achieving and maintaining PCI DSS compliance.
“The PA-DSS certification of Ocius Sentinel demonstrates Commidea’s ongoing commitment to ensure the security of the complete payment chain at all times” said Marc White, Head of Security & Compliance, Commidea. “We are delighted to offer the UK’s first end-to-end encryption payment solution which reduces the merchant’s cost and burden of PCI DSS compliance.”
The PCI Security Standards Council granted Commidea’s Ocius Sentinel application on 10th August 2010.
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About Commidea and Point International
Commidea is part of the Point International Group of companies. Point is the leading European provider of electronic payment solutions and supports over 300,000 customers in the Nordic, Baltics and the UK through the provision of innovative and secure card payment solutions. Every day more than 7 million secure card transactions are handled through Point solutions. The Group manage more than 400.000 payment devices and customers range from large high street retail names to small independents, award winning e-commerce sites and many leading mail order companies. Point also operates an installed base of more than 5000 ATMs in the region. The Group is present in the UK, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania and employs over 500 staff.
Commidea has built a reputation for reliability, innovation and excellence and has developed Ocius, a Chip & PIN solution which is pre-certified by the banking community that has set new standards within the industry. Ocius Sentinel, is the first UK certified solution to offer complete end-to-end encryption enabling fast and secure processing.
Working with a network of business partners throughout the UK, Commidea delivers a managed, PCI DSS compliant, multi-channel payment solution to all sizes of business. Commidea also supports many of the country’s leading specialist distributors and system integrators.