Columbitech Offers End-to-End Wireless Payment Processing VPN Solution

Wednesday 25 May 2005 16:17 CET | News

Columbitech has launched an end-to-end wireless VPN solution, that adheres to the requirements of the new Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

Without the proper wireless security, retailers internal systems that store personal customer information like credit card numbers, account balances and shopping behavior are at risk. With Columbitech Wireless VPN, retailers have a solution that addresses the PCI requirements and protects all hardware including legacy wireless devices and back-end systems like servers and switches. The solution encrypts any information transmitted wirelessly and prevents any unauthorized traffic to enter the back-end systems. Several credit card companies, including VISA and MasterCard, are members leading the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard that define requirements on retailers wireless infrastructure to prevent identity thefts and access to back-end systems. The PCI Data Security Standard explicitly states, Never rely exclusively on WEP to protect confidentiality and access to a wireless LAN. At minimum, use a 128-bit VPN solution. Columbitech Wireless VPN offers both a 128 and 256-bit solution with end-to-end encryption to protect wireless devices along with internal systems. This solution is very cost-effective, easy to integrate, and enables retailers to keep their investment in virtually all legacy equipment, as it allows this equipment to now comply with the new PCI standard. Legacy devices can use Columbitechs wireless VPN solution and Embedded SDK, as the client is so thin it can easily be used on virtually any device platform. It does all this without causing negative effects on the overall performance and end user experience.

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