What you need to know about Point to Point Encryption
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What you need to know about Point to Point Encryption (P2PE)

by Michael Hopewell, Managing Information Security Consultant.   Introduction Many businesses have heard about Point to Point Encryption (P2PE). Point of Sale vendors, service providers and others often mention its benefits to businesses: P2PE can reduce risk to payment card data by rendering it unreadable, minimise the number of systems and networks in scope for […]

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What you need to know about Point-to-Point Encryption 
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What you need to know about Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)

Many businesses are often unaware that ensuring their payment terminals are part of a Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Solution can carry considerable benefits when it comes to simplifying their PCI DSS compliance. As we discovered here at Sysnet, the reason why many businesses are not aware of P2PE and its benefits is that they often find […]

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What is E2EE and P2PE?
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What is E2EE and P2PE encryption?

End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) and Point-To-Point Encryption (P2PE), are the two main ways that payment card data is protected when a transaction is made at a Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal. Both encryption methods have their pros and cons, however what those differences are and understanding the impact on a business of choosing one over the other can […]

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Sysnet provides qualified assessment of Ecentric Payment Systems’ Decryption Environment component against P2PE V2
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Sysnet provides qualified assessment of Ecentric Payment Systems’ Decryption Environment component against P2PE V2

Another Global First December 13th, 2016, Dublin – Ireland, Cape Town – South Africa   Sysnet Global Solutions today announced that it is the first organisation, globally, to provide qualified assessment for a P2PE version 2 Decryption Management Service. Ecentric Payment Systems, one of South Africa’s preferred payment processors, has been listed as a decryption […]

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Demystifying existing non-listed P2PE Solutions
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Demystifying existing non-listed P2PE Solutions

by Leon van Aswegen, Senior Consulting Manager   In the last two years, the PCI P2PE Standard has gained in popularity amongst Acquirers, Solution Providers, Merchants and their assessing QSAs.   This is because PCI P2PE Solutions provide independently assured protection for account data from the point of capture, reducing where and how PCI DSS […]

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Why P2PE Solution Validation is not as hard as you may think
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Why P2PE Solution Validation is not as hard as you may think

Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support, investigates   We previously wrote about the release of PCI P2PE Version 2 and its impact for acquirers and their merchants. In this follow-up article we explore an issue that has come to Sysnet’s attention: that many terminal solution providers and point-of-sale (POS) vendors appear to be actively avoiding P2PE […]

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Easier PCI compliance with PCI-validated P2PE Solution
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Easier PCI compliance with PCI-validated P2PE Solution

by Jason McWhirr, IS Consultant Not surprisingly, most retailers are focussed on their customers and sales, using the tools that best facilitate that, not on security systems to protect cardholder data – despite the hazards that a data breach could present.   Sysnet’s contact centre and acquirer support teams help retail merchants with their annual […]

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PCI P2PE Version 2, Its impact for acquirers and their merchants

by Jason McWhirr, Acquirer Support Consultant Back in June, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) release version 2.0 of the Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) standard.   What is P2PE? A P2PE system in a retail environment is designed to securely encrypt cardholder data from a merchant’s POI (Point of Interaction) device or POS […]

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