Thales Secures ROYALGATE’s Revolutionary New Mobile Card Acceptance Solution

  Thales Secures ROYALGATE’s Revolutionary New Mobile Card Acceptance Solution

 End-to-end mPOS solution allows businesses to process payments for any card

CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013

Business Wire

PARIS -- November 19, 2013

Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces
that ROYALGATE, a leader in payment solutions, has deployed Thales payShield
9000 hardware security modules (HSMs) to secure its PAYGATE mobile point of
sale (mPOS) solution allowing businesses to easily process secure card
payments for magnetic stripe and EMV-compliant contact and contactless payment

Micro-merchants, mobile businesses and tradesmen as well as larger business
like restaurants, retail sites and event companies have been looking to take
advantage of the explosion in card acceptance, leveraging cutting-edge mobile
device technology. However, these businesses have lacked an easy-to-use,
all-in-one solution that could convert any smartphone or tablet into a secure
payment terminal. To solve this challenge ROYALGATE developed the PAYGATE card
reader, which connects directly or wirelessly to any smart device and can read
any type of card – magnetic stripe, contact chip or contactless chip.

To address their significant security requirements around cryptographic key
generation and overall management, ROYALGATE chose Thales payShield 9000, a
hardware security module designed specifically for the payments market.
payShield 9000 with its built-in Derived Unique Key Per Transaction (DUKPT)
capabilities, enabled ROYALGATE to securely generate and inject encryption
keys into PAYGATE readers before being shipped to, as well as providing device
application and back-end payments processing. Thales HSMs provide the high
assurance cryptographic security critical to creating a PCI DSS certified
end-to-end mPOS solution.

Keiji Umemura, CEO, ROYALGATE, says:

“Thales provided us with the strong security, cryptographic functionality and
superior key management necessary for an end-to-end solution. We knew from the
outset that security would be a significant challenge, but by deploying
payShield 9000’s robust and proven technology, we were able to develop the
PAYGATE solution more quickly and therefore reduce time to market. As
payShield 9000 has all the major certifications and validations, it also
enabled us to more easily secure the approval of the relevant card

Ian Hermon, mobile payments specialist at Thales e-Security says:

“Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) presents a huge opportunity for payments services
providers (PSPs) who want to expand their merchant base and generate more
revenue while limiting their liability. Thales technology allows PSPs to
create a secure infrastructure for mPOS by integrating hardware-based
encryption and key management capabilities. We are committed to accelerating
the growth of the mPOS market and enabling more merchants to reap the benefits
of lower cost and more flexible card acceptance. To this end, we have created
an mPOS ecosystem including leading end-to-end solution providers such as

Download the ROYALGATE case study:

Visit Thales on stand #4M 074 at Cartes 2013, Paris, to see mPOS in action and
take part in live demos of our mPOS solution.

Learn more about the Thales mPOS ecosystem in our whitepaper mPOS: Secure
Mobile Card Acceptance: more cards, more volume, less cash. For industry
insight and views on the latest key management trends check out our blog

Thales is a world-class expert in secure transaction solutions for payments
including payment processing, EMV issuance, mobile provisioning, mobile
payments, mobile payment applications security evaluations and PCI DSS
compliance. Thales payShield 9000 has configurations optimized for the mPOS
ecosystem, certified to the PCI HSM security standard, simplifying PCI
compliance for PSPs.

For industry insight and views on the latest payment security and
authentication trends check out our blog

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About Thales e-Security

Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of data encryption and cyber
security solutions to the financial services, high technology, manufacturing,
government and technology sectors. With a 40-year track record of protecting
corporate and government information, Thales solutions are used by four of the
five largest energy and aerospace companies, 22 NATO countries, and secure
more than 80 percent of worldwide payment transactions. Thales e-Security has
offices in Australia, France, Hong Kong, Norway, United States and the United

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace & Transportation and
the Defence & Security markets. In 2012, the company generated revenues of
€14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers
and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy
equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security
requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with
operations around the world working with customers and local partners.

Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service
provider, Thales is one of Europe’s leading players in the security market.
The Group’s security teams work with government agencies, local authorities
and civil operators to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to
protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.

In the IT security market, the Group is one of the world leaders in
cryptographic security solutions for critical government and military
infrastructure, satellite constellations, enterprise customers and financial
institutions. Thales’s unique positioning in the marketplace derives from its
ability to address every link in the security chain and deliver end-to-end
security and asset protection assurance.


Media Relations – Security
Dorothée Bonneil, +33 (0)1 57 77 90 89
e-Security Media Relations
Liz Harris, +44 (0)1223 723612
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