VeriFone Holdings (NYSE: PAY), today announced that its MX 870 has achieved certification for PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) 2.1 requirements, the payment security standard formerly known as PCI PED.
The multimedia payment system is the first of the MX 800 Series of consumer-facing payment devices to be certified, with the other devices in the family expected to complete certification in the very near future.
In meeting the latest PIN entry device security requirements set for newly introduced products by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the MX 870 is in compliance for sales through 2017. Systems certified to PCI PTS 1.3 may be sold through 2014.
"This milestone reflects our commitment to continue to provide our customers with the most secure payment solutions possible," said Jennifer Miles, vice president and general manager, VeriFone Integrated Systems. "The PCI PTS 2.x standard reflects VeriFone's and the industry's commitment to continually improve security protections against all threats."
VeriFone's commitment to security leadership is reflected in its role as a member of the PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors and founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance.
In addition to secure payment processing, the VeriFone MX 800 Series devices offer unrivaled power and flexibility and can be set up for virtually any interactive customer transaction. MX 800 devices can be integrated with electronic cash registers and for use such as price checkers, credit authorization, multimedia presentations and more.
MX 800 devices operate on one software platform, providing easy integration and a single point of control, making it simple to create and customize customer touchpoints with multiple uses. Along with a common user interface, devices are modular, easily upgradeable, and interchangeable to give retailers maximum flexibility for multiple uses anywhere in the store.