Additional Commidea end-to-end encryption payment solutions achieve PA-DSS certification

LONDON, (AllPayNews) – Commidea, the UK’s leading card payment processing solution provider have today announced that a further two end-to-end dual-encryption payment solutions, the Ocius Vx510 and Ocius Vx810 Duet, have been awarded the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) certificate of compliance.

Ocius Sentinel was the first end-to-end encryption payment solution to have achieved PA-DSS certification in the UK on 10th August 2010. With the Ocius Vx510 and Ocius Vx810 Duet being the next to achieve this status, Commidea continue to be the only provider of true end-to-end encryption payment solutions that have gained PA-DSS compliance in the UK.

Commidea’s end-to-end encryption payment solutions ensure that all cardholder data is dual encrypted within the secure environment of a PCI-PTS certified pin entry device before being transmitted across the merchant’s network and into Commidea’s Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (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, these payment solutions can significantly reduce the merchant’s scope and cost of achieving and maintaining PCI DSS compliance.

The PA-DSS accreditation certifies that the Ocius Vx510 and Ocius Vx810 Duet do not store prohibited data, such as full magnetic stripe, CVV2 or PIN data, and further supports compliance with the PCI DSS.

“We are delighted to continue the trend of providing the only PA-DSS certified end-to-end encryption payment solutions to UK merchants,” said Marc White, Commidea’s head of security and compliance. “These additional payment solutions achieving PA-DSS compliance highlight Commidea’s long term commitment to providing secure and compliant end-to-end encryption solutions to merchants which can reduce the scope and cost of achieving and maintaining PCI DSS compliance.”

The PCI Security Standards Council granted Commidea’s Ocius Vx510 and Ocius Vx810 Duet payment solutions PA-DSS certification on 7th December 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, France, Iceland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania and employs over 600 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.

www.commidea.com and www.pointinternational.com

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Liam Collis or Lisa Henshaw
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020 7403 4411
liam@fourthday.co.uk, lisa@fourthday.co.uk