Thales, a provider of information systems and communications security, and Voltage Security, an end-to-end data protection company, have partnered around delivering end-to-end encryption and key management solutions for the payments industry and broader enterprise security applications. Through the partnership, the two companies have worked together to integrate Voltage SecureData technology with Thales hardware security modules (HSMs) for customers, such as Heartland Payment Systems.
The Thales and Voltage technology integration allows customers to apply hardened data protection measures at virtually any point along the data path to help achieve the goal of end-to-end protection. By helping to reduce the time and complexity of deploying data protection and by significantly limiting the scope of security audits, the burden of demonstrating regulatory and internal compliance is reduced.
“With Heartland end-to-end encryption is raising the bar in retail payments security, beyond existing security mandates, by deploying end-to-end encryption to protect cardholder and sensitive authentication data throughout the payment acquiring network,” said Steve Elefant, chief information officer (CIO) at Heartland Payment Systems. “The Voltage solution integrated with Thales HSMs just works and, in a matter of weeks rather than months, delivered the data protection and key management that Heartland needs to move the payments industry forward.”
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