Commidea Ocius Sentinel gains PA-DSS certification

Source: Commidea

Commidea, the leading card payment processing solution provider, announces that Ocius Sentinel is the UK's first and only dual layer end-to-end encryption payment solution to be awarded the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) certification.

The accreditation certifies that Ocius Sentinel does not store prohibited data, such as full magnetic stripe, CVV2 or PIN data, and supports compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Ocius Sentinel, the UK's first end-to-end encryption payment solution, ensures that all cardholder data is dual encrypted within the secure environment of the PCI-PTS certified pin pad before being transmitted across the merchant's network and into Commidea's 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, Ocius Sentinel significantly reduces the merchant's scope and cost of achieving and maintaining PCI DSS compliance.

"The PA-DSS certification of Ocius Sentinel demonstrates Commidea's ongoing commitment to ensure the security of the complete payment chain at all times" said Marc White, Head of Security & Compliance, Commidea. "We are delighted to offer the UK's first end-to-end encryption payment solution which reduces the merchant's cost and burden of PCI DSS compliance."

The PCI Security Standards Council granted Commidea's Ocius Sentinel application on 10th August 2010.

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