Aconite Fast-Track to PCI Compliance

London - 23 November 2011

Aconite delivers first PCI HSM certified solution

Aconite, a leading provider of smart application management and EMV transaction processing solutions, congratulates strategic partner Thales e-Security on achieving PCI HSM certification for its paySh ield 9000 hardware security module (HSM). PCI HSM is the first HSM standard to be introduced by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to address security requirements when handling cardholder data. Aconite and Thales have together completed an integration program that allows Aconite solutions in card and mobile application management, key management and smart transaction processing — already designed and built for PCI compliance — and Thales payShield 9000 HSMs, to work seamlessly together.

Customers who select Aconite solutions together with Thales HSMs will benefit not only from faster implementation times and reduced costs from the elimination of HSM customization and integration testing, but will be major step closer to being able to achieve full Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance.

“Aconite can now supply Thales payShield HSMs to users of our Affina® Enterprise, Mobile Application Manager and Smart EMV Manager products to offer the industry’s first PCI HSM certified solution for smart card and mobile application management and smart transaction processing.” says Patrick Regester, EVP Sales and Marketing at Aconite. “Thales’ achievement of PCI HSM certification is testimony to the quality of their security solutions. The integration between Aconite and Thales products eliminates any concerns over compatibility or support for all aspects of application management, personalization, key management and transaction processing. As a member of the Thales Alliance for Soluti on and Application Providers program, we look forward to continuing to work closely with Thales to deliver fully integrated solutions to our customers.”

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