Link encrypts site-to-site transactions with Thales

Link encrypts site-to-site transactions with Thales

The UK's Link Interchange Network is implementing Thales e-Security's wide area network IP encryption technology, Datacryptor 2000 IP, to connect clients to its electronic transactions network.

Link has selected the Datacryptor system as the standard network security device for its connections with its customers. The first client to implement the technology is the Post Office Ltd, which is using Datacryptor to connect to the Link network in order to provide banking services.

The Post Office's banking services allow customers from selected banks and building societies to withdraw cash and check balances over the counter with their bank card and PIN number.

P&C Communications - a UK-based provider of local and wide area voice and data networking systems - designed and implemented the secure network, which consists of Datacryptor devices on both Link's and the Post Office's computer networks, ensuring that all data between the two networks is automatically encrypted. Datacryptor also provides a final blanket encryption of all the IP data using the 3DES algorithm.

Alan Gilmour, data centre manager, Link, says: "Thales provided us with the most appropriate solution on the market that offers us the level of security we need."

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