Thales Partners

Visa Thales Partners


Visa, Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. Visa operates one of the world's most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead of time with prepaid or pay later with credit products. Thales Payment Hardware Security Module (HSM) is a PCI-HSM 2.0 validated network-attached appliance that integrates with Visa DSP for secure Point-to-Point Encryption. 900 Metro Center Blvd. Foster City CA United States North Americas 94404  


Visa Data Secure Platform: SafeNet Payment HSM for Point to Point Encryption

Visa’s Data Secure Platform (DSP) is a suite of hardware, and point-to point encryption (P2PE) and format-preserving tokenization software designed to help merchants secure sensitive account holder data as it travels between financial services and credit card companies. Visa’s DSP solution standardizes security for all participants across the payment chain yet also offers customers the flexibility to choose between standard or format-preserving encryption. In addition to encryption, customers can use DSP’s tokenization as an alternative; tokenization can limit the scope of their compliance while providing the added benefit of tracking sales data across retail locations.

Thales Luna Payment Hardware Security Module (HSM) is a PCI-HSM 2.0 validated network-attached appliance that integrates with Visa DSP to secure the encryption keys and certificates used in protecting customer cardholder data by protecting them out of harm’s way behind physical and logical barriers. Luna Payment HSMs by Thales are designed for retail payment system processing environments for credit, debit, e-purse and chip cards, as well as internet payment applications. It offers secure PIN and card processing, message authentication, comprehensive key management and general-purpose cryptographic processing. Tamper-evident seals, intrusion detection switches, and shielded connectors designed into Luna Payment HSM minimizes exposure to direct physical attacks.