MICROS Systems, Inc.
has announced that it now offers Point-To-Point Encryption (P2PE) and Tokenization for its MICROS OPERA Enterprise Solution and MICROS Restaurant Enterprise Solution (RES) customers. Utilizing Merchant Link TransactionShield and TransactionVault, customers using MICROS OPERA version 5.0.03.01+ or MICROS RES version 4.10+ and new encrypting and tamper-resistant card readers can obtain a greater level of security when processing payment card transactions, and reduce their Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) scope.
This newest generation of hardware-based encryption and Tokenization ensures that unencrypted payment card data is not processed, stored or transmitted on the MICROS OPERA or MICROS RES systems, as it is encrypted at the initial point of swipe using the new encrypting card reader. The encrypted credit card data is then securely transmitted to Merchant Link for decryption and processing. A token is generated by Merchant Link and returned to the MICROS OPERA or MICROS RES system where it is stored after authorization. This solution provides secure and cost effective protection against the increasingly common interception of cardholder data in-transit.
MICROS’s new P2PE and Tokenization solution has been implemented at many locations, including The Georgia Center
, a hotel, conference, and continuing education learning facility for University of Georgia students, visitors, and the community.