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First Data’s TransArmor Verifone Edition Assessed by Coalfire

First Data engaged Coalfire Systems, a respected Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor Point to Point Encryption company, to conduct an independent technical assessment of the TransArmor VeriFone Edition (TAVE), secured by RSA security solution. Coalfire conducted assessment activities including technical testing, an architectural assessment, industry analysis, a compliance validation and peer review.

In this paper, Coalfire describes how the TransArmor VeriFone Edition security solution can nearly eliminate the current risk of payment card data compromise within a merchant’s retail environment and can dramatically reduce the scope of PCI DSS validation when properly deployed. This scope reduction is based on evaluating the risk of each of the PCI DSS 2.0 requirements and how the TAVE security solution applies to each control within the context of the current PCI P2PE standards released in 2012.