The new TG-3 designation means that CDE customers can rest assured that they have the most secure PIN pads in the industry
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 6, 2008
CDE Services, Inc. has passed a TG-3 audit of its facilities. This will allow the company that has long been at the forefront of repairing and remanufacturing point-of-sale (POS) equipment to offer the highest level of encryption services to independent sales organizations (ISOs) and merchants that need to bring POS equipment into compliance with current data security standards.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) established the Triple Data Encryption Standard, often referred to as Triple DES or TDES. TDES is an algorithm used to encrypt personal identification numbers (PINs) when they are entered at ATM machines or at retail stores to make purchases. All merchants that use equipment with PIN pads are required to comply with the TDES standard by July 1, 2010. In order to become compliant, ISOs and merchants either have to inventory and replace all of their existing machines with new equipment, or they can replace the PIN pads on their current machines with newly-encrypted PIN pads from a TG-3 audited encryption service organization (ESO), such as CDE.
Independent auditor Pointe Consulting Group certified that CDE's encryption area met all TG-3 standards.
"The new TG-3 designation means that CDE customers can rest assured that they have the most secure PIN pads in the industry," said Joseph A. Barna, president of CDE. "We are committed to providing ISOs and merchants with a cost-effective solution for ensuring that their current inventory of equipment will meet the July 1, 2010, TDES deadline."
CDE Services, Inc., founded in 1989, repairs and remanufactures point of sales (POS) equipment, sells refurbished equipment and supplies, provides deployment and retrieval, and inventory management services to the payment processing industry. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, CDE designs and manufactures its own plastics, lenses, keypads, overlays, and other components. The company also provides customized branding of POS equipment and packaging. For more information about CDE, visit http://www.cdeinc.com.