Utimaco launches Atalla AT1000, a PCI 3.0- compliant Hardware Security Module

September 13, 2019 Utimaco

Aachen/Germany and Campbell/CA, September 11, 2019 – Utimaco, an international provider of IT security solutions, is proud to announce Atalla AT1000, a PCI 3.0 (PCI PTS HSM v3.0)-compliant Hardware Security Module (HSM). Atalla AT1000 is a payment HSM designed to protect sensitive data and associated keys for non-cash retail payment transactions and cryptographic keys. The PCI 3.0 certification was awarded for the most demanding application profile, focusing on physical security when used in controlled and uncontrolled environments like non-ISO certified data centers. This makes Atalla AT1000 the perfect solution for a wide range of customers and use cases, from established and controlled banking systems up to instant card issuance solutions in bank branches, so-called uncontrolled environments.

This launch is the first product evolution since Utimaco acquired the Atalla line of HSMs from Micro Focus in 2018 to strengthen its position in the payment and banking industry. It is a testament to Utimaco’s strong commitment to investing in the Atalla portfolio and to its goal of serving the demand of banks, financial service providers and merchants for secure and innovative solutions supporting their business.

“The banking and financial services market is changing rapidly. Technologies like blockchain, Fintech and big tech companies are changing the rules of the game for the traditional incumbents,” said Stefan Auerbach, CEO at Utimaco. “Security and trust are and always will be the foundation of the financial industry, and it is our mission to provide our global customers with products and solutions that enable them to create trust in their business.”

Meeting the regulatory requirements of banking and financial services

With the launch of Atalla AT1000, Utimaco provides organizations in the banking and financial services sector with the possibility to comply with the most recent, and ever more demanding PCI DSS requirements.

In addition to PCI PTS HSM v3.0 compliance, Atalla AT1000 is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified and provides unrivaled protection for AES and other cryptographic keys to safeguard payment transactions. The HSM protects and manages encryption keys needed for key derivation within the tamper-resistant and responsive hardware device. The new-generation Atalla AT1000 host commands are fully backward compatible with its previous generation models, incorporating more than three decades of expertise — enabling co-existence and easy migration.

Atalla AT1000 is a step into the future to provide adaptive field upgradable performance model, support for AES keys, true remote management capabilities, simplified licensing and monitoring. It also provides support for Multi-MFK (Master File Key) to use the true potential of the HSM in multi-tenant environments.

The Utimaco Atalla product suite enables data and e-commerce protection, key management operations for PIN translations, payment card verification, production and personalization, electronic funds interchange (EFTPOS, ATM), cash-card reloading, EMV transaction processing and secure key generation and injection.

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