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Thales secures ROYALGATE's revolutionary new mobile card acceptance solution


End-to-end mPOS solution allows businesses to process payments for any card type

CARTES, Paris – 19 November 2013Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces that ROYALGATE, a leader in payment solutions, has deployed Thales payShield 9000 hardware security modules (HSMs) to secure its PAYGATE mobile point of sale (mPOS) solution allowing businesses to easily process secure card payments for magnetic stripe and EMV-compliant contact and contactless payment cards.

Micro-merchants, mobile businesses and tradesmen as well as larger business like restaurants, retail sites and event companies have been looking to take advantage of the explosion in card acceptance, leveraging cutting-edge mobile device technology. However, these businesses have lacked an easy-to-use, all-in-one solution that could convert any smartphone or tablet into a secure payment terminal. To solve this challenge ROYALGATE developed the PAYGATE card reader, which connects directly or wirelessly to any smart device and can read any type of card – magnetic stripe, contact chip or contactless chip.

To address their significant security requirements around cryptographic key generation and overall management, ROYALGATE chose Thales payShield 9000, a hardware security module designed specifically for the payments market. payShield 9000 with its built-in Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT) capabilities, enabled ROYALGATE to securely generate and inject encryption keys into PAYGATE readers before being shipped to, as well as providing device application and back-end payments processing. Thales HSMs provide the high assurance cryptographic security critical to creating a PCI DSS certified end-to-end mPOS solution.

Keiji Umemura, CEO, ROYALGATE, says:
“Thales provided us with the strong security, cryptographic functionality and superior key management necessary for an end-to-end solution. We knew from the outset that security would be a significant challenge, but by deploying payShield 9000’s robust and proven technology, we were able to develop the PAYGATE solution more quickly and therefore reduce time to market. As payShield 9000 has all the major certifications and validations, it also enabled us to more easily secure the approval of the relevant card associations”

Ian Hermon, mobile payments specialist at Thales e-Security says:
“Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) presents a huge opportunity for payments services providers (PSPs) who want to expand their merchant base and generate more revenue while limiting their liability. Thales technology allows PSPs to create a secure infrastructure for mPOS by integrating hardware-based encryption and key management capabilities. We are committed to accelerating the growth of the mPOS market and enabling more merchants to reap the benefits of lower cost and more flexible card acceptance. To this end, we have created an mPOS ecosystem including leading end-to-end solution providers such as ROYALGATE.”

Download the ROYALGATE case study:

Visit Thales on stand #4M 074 at Cartes 2013, Paris, to see mPOS in action and take part in live demos of our mPOS solution.

Learn more about the Thales mPOS ecosystem in our whitepaper mPOS: Secure Mobile Card Acceptance: more cards, more volume, less cash. For industry insight and views on the latest key management trends check out our blog

Thales is a world-class expert in secure transaction solutions for payments including payment processing, EMV issuance, mobile provisioning, mobile payments, mobile payment applications security evaluations and PCI DSS compliance. Thales payShield 9000 has configurations optimized for the mPOS ecosystem, certified to the PCI HSM security standard, simplifying PCI compliance for PSPs.

For industry insight and views on the latest payment security and authentication trends check out our blog

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About Thales e-Security
Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of data encryption and cyber security solutions to the financial services, high technology, manufacturing, government and technology sectors.  With a 40-year track record of protecting corporate and government information, Thales solutions are used by four of the five largest energy and aerospace companies, 22 NATO countries, and secure more than 80 percent of worldwide payment transactions.  Thales e-Security has offices in Australia, France, Hong Kong, Norway, United States and the United Kingdom.

About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace & Transportation and the Defence & Security markets. In 2012, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.

Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of Europe’s leading players in the security market. The Group’s security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and civil operators to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.

In the IT security market, the Group is one of the world leaders in cryptographic security solutions for critical government and military infrastructure, satellite constellations, enterprise customers and financial institutions. Thales’s unique positioning in the marketplace derives from its ability to address every link in the security chain and deliver end-to-end security and asset protection assurance.

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Liz Harris 
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