Utimaco Launches a New Dimension of Payment HSMs

               Utimaco Launches a New Dimension of Payment HSMs

  PR Newswire

  AACHEN, Germany, April 19, 2013

AACHEN, Germany, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Payment HSM Solution Featuring Open API - for EMV

At this year's CARTES America on April 23, Utimaco Safeware AG is announcing
the launch of its new Public Payment Program for Payment HSMs. As the only
vendor in the market, Utimaco offers with the Public Payment Program a freely
available Payment HSM solution featuring an open API. The Public Payment
Program consists of a complete solution package for Payment HSM which can be
tested upfront - free of charge and including the open API.

What's more, the executable payment package will also be made available for
the standard product range SafeGuard SecurityServer. This means that customers
will receive the basic framework of a payment solution for the price of a
standard HSM.

The market for payment solutions and payment security is extremely dynamic.
Changes and expansions of card-based networks require continuous adaptation to
Hardware Security Modules and their interfaces.

Fixed interfaces for Payment HSMs frequently slow down the fast and
cost-efficient implementation of new demands. On account of this, they can
also cause considerable costs due to adaptation to existing applications.

"We've realized that an open interface for Payment HSM is necessary for being
able to perform precise adaptations quickly. At the same time, planning
security, in terms of total cost of ownership, is emphasized - from the very
first test to ongoing operation. After all, users also expect integration
support on-site from payment specialists," explains Andreas Philipp, Head of
Sales SafeGuard CryptoServer for Utimaco, speaking about the motivation behind
the new program. He adds: "Our Public Payment Program stands for control,
transparency, and adaptability."

The Public Payment Program consists of three components: The standard HSM
SafeGuard SecurityServer by Utimaco forms the foundation. Building on this,
the program includes a complete solution package for basic payment HSMs.
Together with the open API supplied, the program delivers a fully scalable
security system for payment solutions. Furthermore, the SecurityServer's
attractive price means that a lower total investment is required, freeing up
budget money for tailoring the product.

The second component of the Public Payment Program: registered potential
customers receive access to Utimaco's free software simulator, with no
obligation to buy. This ensures transparency and provides planning security.

Third, as need requires, Utimaco is also able to refer authorized Payment
Partners from its network. The partners are specialists from various fields
within the payment sector; they not only have all the necessary tools for
adaptation of the API, they are also trained experts with extensive project

Learn more about the Public Payment Program at
http://www.utimaco.com/ppp-trial .

If you are interested in becoming an authorized partner, please see
http://www.utimaco.com/ppp-partner for all the benefits and the terms and

About Utimaco

Utimaco Safeware AG, a member of the Sophos Group, has been world-leader for
data encryption and applied cryptography for 25 years. The Hardware Security
Module (HSM) business unit offers a comprehensive portfolio of
products-ranging from meeting security requirements within industry
applications to freely programmable HSM technology, which is one-of-a-kind on
the market. Utimaco HSM develops and manufactures its own CryptoServer product
range, solely at its headquarters in Germany. Thanks to the company's own
sales and service network throughout Germany and North America, as well as its
global network of partners, Utimaco HSM is active around the world.

Press contact Tanja Tölke Marketing Manager HSM Utimaco Safeware AG - A member
of the Sophos Group Germanusstr. 4 52080 AachenGermany Tel.: +49-241-169-6210
Fax: +49-241-169-6199
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