Citadel Commerce launches SecureSwipe PIN pad

Source: Citadel Commerce

Citadel Commerce Corp., a leading e-commerce payment solutions provider, announced today that it has launched SecureSwipe, a revolutionary new device that facilitates PIN debit and swiped credit card purchases from home.

SecureSwipe is a custom designed TG-3/X.9 compliant PIN pad, exclusively designed and manufactured for Citadel by Cook Systems, LLC.

The SecureSwipe PIN pad is a hand held, DUKPT encryption compliant device containing a keypad and LCD display, and interfaces to a consumer's PC via industry standard USB technology. SecureSwipe further utilizes VPN tunneling technology to transmit fully encrypted PIN blocks to Citadel's data center, making it possible for a consumer to purchase myCitadel Wallet e-money using a bank issued ATM PIN debit card, just as they would at a retail location. Optionally, the consumer may also elect to utilize SecureSwipe to make secure purchases by swiping their credit card.

SecureSwipe adheres to the appropriate network standards and operating rules, and provides a solution that is extremely secure and robust.

Michael Meeks, President of Citadel Commerce Corp. stated, "We are very pleased to launch SecureSwipe. This product has been in development for over four years and we have strived to create a solution that is easy-to-use, compliant, secure, and cost effective. We feel confident that our consumers will find PIN based debit and swiped credit card purchases a viable and secure alternative to card-not-present credit card transactions."

Citadel has obtained licenses to existing patents, established processing relationships with banks, built and certified its own secure injection facilities, and consulted and worked with key industry representatives from standards committees. With the introduction of SecureSwipe Citadel continues to demonstrate its leadership position in the payment processing industry.

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