SOURCE: Trusted Security Solutions

November 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Trusted Security Solutions Announces A98 Initial Key Establishment System With Telephone Support for ATM Remote Key Access and Other Expanded Features

New Telephone-Based Key Loading for ATMs Significantly Reduces Costs and Adds Greater Management Flexibility for Financial Institutions and Processors

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo -- Trusted Security Solutions, Inc. (TSS), a leading provider of secure ATM key management solutions, today announced that the latest edition of its A98 Initial Key Establishment System now allows those who manage cryptographic keys for ATMs to initiate and confirm automatic key loads through any telephone. Included in this release are:

--  A Web service engine to provide access to A98 ATM Key Management
    (including initiation of remote key load) through existing customer/client
--  Enhanced security options and greater flexibility for eHelpDesk
    allowing access to A98 functions through desktop browsers
--  Additional redundancy in hardware design to even further harden the
    A98 Initial Key Establishment System against failures

Announced during the BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo held in Las Vegas, the new capabilities provide A98 users with greater efficiency and time-savings, underscoring Trusted Security Solutions' commitment to answering the direct needs of the industry. The telephone access option, in addition to initiating key loads from a host, A98 console or desktop, brings the ATM industry yet another method of reducing manpower expenses while remaining in full compliance with strict ANS X9.24 standards that require unique initial cryptographic keys in each ATM to ensure complete security.

In addition to remote keying that assists in ensuring compliance, the latest version of the A98 Initial Key Establishment system adds greater flexibility and a fast keying process through several new features, including:

--  Automatic EPP serial number tracking and validation when using the
    A98-R Remote Key Module (Q1 2008)
--  Remote key support for Triton ATMs (Q1 2008)
--  A98-C Card Services Module makes it possible for card issuers to
    utilize PIN bridging when creating new cards, calculate and print CVVs, and
    create custom formats -- while at the same time ensuring compliant handing
    of all related keys
--  XML over IP connections to remote databases and applications

"Today's announcement is a direct result of our commitment to meet the needs and desires of our A98 family of users as well as new customers that continually select TSS to meet their unique key management challenges," said Dennis "Abe" Abraham, President of TSS. "The management of keys and other sensitive information remains our focus -- and drives the continual broadening of scope and depth of the A98 family of vendor neutral solutions."

Visit Trusted Security Solutions at BAI booth #1868, open at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, November 13-15th.

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. 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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