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Utimaco Launches a New Dimension of Payment HSMs

April 19, 2013

AACHEN, Germany, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Payment HSM Solution Featuring Open API – for EMV

At this year’s CARTES America on April 23, Utimaco Safeware AG is announcing the
launch of its new Public Payment Program for Payment HSMs. As the only vendor in the
market, Utimaco offers with the Public Payment Program a freely available Payment HSM
solution featuring an open API. The Public Payment Program consists of a complete solution
package for Payment HSM which can be tested upfront – free of charge and including the
open API.

What’s more, the executable payment package will also be made available for the
standard product range SafeGuard SecurityServer. This means that customers will receive
the basic framework of a payment solution for the price of a standard HSM.

The market for payment solutions and payment security is extremely dynamic. Changes
and expansions of card-based networks require continuous adaptation to Hardware Security
Modules and their interfaces.

Fixed interfaces for Payment HSMs frequently slow down the fast and cost-efficient
implementation of new demands. On account of this, they can also cause considerable costs
due to adaptation to existing applications.

“We’ve realized that an open interface for Payment HSM is necessary for being able to
perform precise adaptations quickly. At the same time, planning security, in terms of
total cost of ownership, is emphasized – from the very first test to ongoing operation.
After all, users also expect integration support on-site from payment specialists,”
explains Andreas Philipp, Head of Sales SafeGuard CryptoServer for Utimaco, speaking about
the motivation behind the new program. He adds: “Our Public Payment Program stands for
control, transparency, and adaptability.”

The Public Payment Program consists of three components: The standard HSM SafeGuard
SecurityServer by Utimaco forms the foundation. Building on this, the program includes a
complete solution package for basic payment HSMs. Together with the open API supplied, the
program delivers a fully scalable security system for payment solutions. Furthermore, the
SecurityServer’s attractive price means that a lower total investment is required, freeing
up budget money for tailoring the product.

The second component of the Public Payment Program: registered potential customers
receive access to Utimaco’s free software simulator, with no obligation to buy. This
ensures transparency and provides planning security.

Third, as need requires, Utimaco is also able to refer authorized Payment Partners
from its network. The partners are specialists from various fields within the payment
sector; they not only have all the necessary tools for adaptation of the API, they are
also trained experts with extensive project experience.

Learn more about the Public Payment Program at http://www.utimaco.com/ppp-trial.

If you are interested in becoming an authorized partner, please see
http://www.utimaco.com/ppp-partner for all the benefits and the terms and conditions.

About Utimaco

Utimaco Safeware AG, a member of the Sophos Group, has been world-leader for data
encryption and applied cryptography for 25 years. The Hardware Security Module (HSM)
business unit offers a comprehensive portfolio of products-ranging from meeting security
requirements within industry applications to freely programmable HSM technology, which is
one-of-a-kind on the market. Utimaco HSM develops and manufactures its own CryptoServer
product range, solely at its headquarters in Germany. Thanks to the company’s own sales
and service network throughout Germany and North America, as well as its global network of
partners, Utimaco HSM is active around the world.

        Press contact
        Tanja Tolke
        Marketing Manager HSM
        Utimaco Safeware AG - A member of the Sophos Group
        Germanusstr. 4
        52080 Aachen
        Tel.: +49-241-169-6210
        Fax: +49-241-169-6199

SOURCE Utimaco Safeware AG

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