Handpoint receives PCI P2PE certification for mobile POS app

Tuesday 4 June 2013 10:14 CET | News

Iceland-based provider of mobile payment services Handpoint has received PCI P2PE certification from the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) for its mPOS application.

P2PE means that no payment card data is stored in retailer’s own systems ensuring that security-levels are maintained and any risk of fraud or data-loss is minimised. The PCI-certified P2PE application sits on the EMV I+II and PCI-PTS v.3x (SRED) accredited Handpoint card reader, and not on a smartphone or tablet. The system immediately encrypts card data on the card reader and transmits it via Handpoint’s PCI-compliant Gateway.

Handpoint mPOS enables merchants to accept chip and PIN card payments with a mobile device and can be adopted across mobile platforms using the Handpoint API, while security is delivered by a point-to-point encryption (P2PE) on the Handpoint chip and PIN card reader. Merchants can use their existing mobile and PC checkout systems without having to undergo additional security certification processes.

In recent news, Handpoint has launched its new chip and PIN mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) system for small, medium and enterprise merchants.

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Keywords: Handpoint, PCI P2PE, mobile PoS, Iceland
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: World
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Payments & Commerce