Hypercom Payment Software Achieves PCI PA-DSS Security Approval

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 12, 2010 (AllPayNews) – High security electronic transaction solutions provider Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today announced that its high security SPOS32 payment software application, versions 3.0 and 3.1, are PCI PA-DSS validated and immediately available to support the Company’s Optimum countertop and mobile card payment product portfolio.

“The most effective security solutions, continual innovation and a singular focus on our customers are at the centerpiece of what we do. Achieving this stringent new security level further protects sensitive cardholder data, fortifies our ability to build market share and is directly in line with our continual and historic tradition of providing rigorous protection to merchants,” said T.K. Cheung, Vice President, Global Quality & Security, Hypercom Corporation. “SPOS32 is our premier, feature-rich and off-the-shelf payment application for the Optimum product portfolio; it can be widely used by our customers to help bolster their payment security.”

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) is a global set of security requirements for software vendors who develop payment applications. PA-DSS compliant applications do not store prohibited data such as track data, sensitive authentication data, or PIN data, helping merchants and agents who use them to immediately mitigate compromises and support overall compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

This latest payment industry security milestone follows PCI PTS 2.1 security approval of Hypercom’s Optimum L4150 multilane payment terminals and L4150 Secure Keypad in January, and Hypercom’s receipt of the globally prestigious Sesame Award for its HyperSafe® Remote Key System (HRKS) last November. The Sesame Awards represent an unchallenged seal of approval in innovation and are regarded as the global standard for card manufacturers and related industries.

Hypercom’s popular new Optimum product portfolio includes the T4205, T4210, T4220 and T4230 countertop and M4100, M4230 and M4240 mobile card payment terminals.

For a hands-on demonstration of Hypercom’s popular Optimum products and SPOS32 3.0 and 3.1 payment software, please visit Hypercom’s booth #513 at the Electronic Transaction Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition. For addition information, visit: Hypercom Optimum and Hypercom Software.

About Hypercom (www.hypercom.com)

Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products, software solutions and services. The Company's solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, self-service and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally.

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