SOURCE: Trusted Security Solutions, Inc.

October 08, 2007 08:00 ET

Arvest Bank Selects Trusted Security Solutions' A98 ATM Initial Key Establishment System for ANSI and ISO Standards Compliance

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - Trusted Security Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of secure ATM key management solutions, today announced that Arkansas-based Arvest Bank Operations, Inc. implemented the A98 ATM Initial Key Establishment System to greatly streamline its ATM key management, enhance ATM security, and ensure compliance with ANS X9.24 and other network standards.

A fast-growing financial institution with more than $9 billion in assets, Arvest offers more than 200 branch and 300 ATM locations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. Arvest prides itself on providing local community banking service, while also maximizing the benefits of its growing network of locations. The bank required a solution that centrally managed the full process of deploying and maintaining unique initial cryptographic keys in each ATM, ensuring compliance with strict standards.

A98 provides an innovative and patented approach for establishing a unique initial key in all ATMs throughout Arvest's four-state area. Greatly reducing logistical demands and costs associated with traditional methods, A98 stands as a vital tool for Arvest to not only gain full compliance, but also decrease the key management headaches that frequently beset fast-growing financial institutions.

"The comprehensive and security-minded approach provided by Trusted Security Solutions' A98 system adds great ease and peace of mind to our teams tasked with managing ATM keys," said Rick Wood, Retail Alternative Delivery Systems Manager at Arvest Bank Group. "Not only did the implementation of A98 prove to be fast and simple for Arvest, but the convenience and consistency it brings is highly valued by our team. We look forward to building upon our A98 system by adding its remote key access functionality to further streamline our key management process."

"Offering Arvest a unique combination of security, convenience and efficiency, A98 provides financial institutions with a clear-cut answer to strict security standards for ATMs," said Dennis "Abe" Abraham, President of Trusted Security Solutions. "We're pleased to announce Arvest as one of our latest A98 customers, as we continue to experience ongoing growth that underscores our powerful technology for all aspects of ATM key management."

About A98 ATM Initial Key Establishment System

Trusted Security Solutions' flagship product, the A98 ATM Initial Key Establishment System, stands as one of the most respected secure ATM key management systems worldwide. Used as the initial key source for more than 200,000 ATMs, the A98 is a trusted tool for addressing ATM security requirements, including compliance with ANS X9.24 and other network standards. A98 offers one system that provides efficient, compliant and comprehensive key management for all ATMs. Through patented technology, A98 allows all sizes of financial institutions and processors to eliminate non-compliant global keys replacing them with unique double length triple DES keys using Comvelopes©. A98 also allows organizations to do away with the traditional use of paper components and manual logs altogether -- all through automated remote key generation, distribution and loading. For more information on the A98 ATM Initial Key Establishment System, visit

About Trusted Security Solutions

Trusted Security Solutions, Inc. (TSS) is a leading provider of secure financial transaction processing solutions for ATMs. For more than 10 years, TSS technology has led the industry in innovatively addressing ever-growing ATM security and compliance demands through its secure ATM key management solutions. Serving institutions that manage cryptographic keys for ATMs, Trusted Security Solutions' A98 ATM Initial Key Establishment System ensures compliance with ANSI and ISO standards. A98's patented technology has established itself as the de facto industry standard for symmetric ATM key generation and distribution. TSS also provides a module for remote key loading, as well as outsourcing, consulting and training services to selected clients. Privately held, TSS is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit

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