payShield – Payment System Security HSMs
Available from Thales e-Security Inc
Designed specifically for payments applications, payShield 9000 from Thales e-Security is a proven hardware security module (HSM) that performs tasks such as PIN protection and validation, transaction processing, payment card issuance, and key management. payShield 9000 is the most widely deployed payment HSM in the world, used in an estimated 80% of all payment card transactions.
The payShield 9000 design benefits from over 25 years of Thales experience with payment system security, giving organizations confidence in a state-of-the-art solution that delivers an ideal combination of security and operational ease.
The payShield 9000 device is deployed as an external peripheral for mainframes and servers running card issuing and payment processing software applications for the electronic payments industry—delivering high assurance protection for Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and Point of Sale (POS) credit and debit card transactions. The cryptographic functionality and management features of payShield 9000 meet or exceed the card application and security audit requirements of the major international card schemes, including American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay, and Visa.
payShield 9000 is certified to FIPS 140-2 level 3 and is also available in configurations certified to the PCI HSM v1.0 specification as published by the PCI Security Standards Council.