Micro Payment, Contactless Payment, SEPA: Utimaco's HSMs Remain Consistently the Anchor of Trust

 Micro Payment, Contactless Payment, SEPA: Utimaco's HSMs Remain Consistently
                             the Anchor of Trust

  PR Newswire

  AACHEN, Germany, October 26, 2012

AACHEN, Germany, October 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

- Custom HSMs at CARTES in Paris, Nov. 6-8, 2012 at Utimaco Safeware AG, Hall
4 / M062

Utimaco has dedicated the presentation of their hardware security modules
(HSM) at this year's CARTES to the theme "As unique as you are", by which they
are particularly responding to product suppliers and customers in the payment
industry. Payment undergoes continuous change, like currently through SEPA or
requirements through new mobile payment procedures. Due to these constant
changes, payment suppliers request the highest security in addition to
flexibility and long-term availability.

Some years ago, the introduction of "micro payments" for app stores and music
downloads showed how consistent and enduring these changes in payment are: The
transaction software needs to be modified to keep processing efficient.
Subsequently, this leads to modifications in the security requirements, and
HSMs must be able to comply with higher transaction rates and other changes.
With its flexible platform, Utimaco's CryptoServers are, for example, able to
adapt to new or modified interfaces, extensions of their own features, and
even modifications of crypto procedures. Moreover, the CryptoServers are
internationally deployable due to their approval by the German banking sector
and their FIPS certification.

"When developing our HSMs, we were highly determined that our clients have the
greatest freedom in the integration of the HSMs within their IT infrastructure
and that they can continue using them when business models, security
requirements and volumes change," says Dieter Bong, Product Manager
CryptoServer at Utimaco, who goes on to explain: "Our partners and clients
highly value the uniqueness of each HSM integration."

Launching its OEM program during CARTES 2012, Utimaco is the first
manufacturer in the HSM market to now offer a program that allows product
suppliers of payment solutions to create fully customized solutions

Utimaco's OEM program comprises the following four modules:

  *Product : The broad and proven product range of SafeGuard CryptoServer
    with its entire scope - from a "legacy" HSM solution to a software
    development kit.
  *Consulting : A comprehensive consulting module with which the clients can
    draw on more than 30 years of experience in integration.
  *Logistics: Adaptable global logistics processes.
  *Support : A custom support package tailored to clients' requirements-
    from assistance with software development for HSMs to support during

"The OEM program and its team are able to minimize many of the common
obstacles during planning, production and operation by combining the modules
individually for each client," explains Andreas Philipp, Head of Sales
CryptoServer at Utimaco, and sums up: "By all flexibility, we always keep an
eye on the long-term availability of our CryptoServer and give a delivery
guarantee of up to five years."

Utimaco Safeware AG showcases at CARTES in Paris, Nov. 6-8, 2012 in Hall 4 /

Next week, there will be a press release on deploying SafeGuard CryptoServer
for cloud applications.

About Utimaco

Utimaco Safeware AG , a member of the Sophos Group, has been a global leading
provider for data encryption and the related cryptography for 25 years. The
division of Hardware Security Modules (HSM) provides a comprehensive product
portfolio for security requirements in industrial applications including the
only freely-programmable HSM technology. Utimaco HSM develops and produces its
CryptoServer product lines exclusively in its German headquarters. Utimaco HSM
operates globally through its own sales and service network in Germany and
North America and through its international partner network.

Press contact Tanja Tölke Utimaco Safeware AG - A member of the Sophos Group
Germanusstr. 4 52080 Aachen Fon:+49-241-1696-210 Mobil:+49-173-9080499
Fax:+49-241-1696-199 e-Mail: tanja.toelke@aachen.utimaco.de Web:
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