SOURCE: Trusted Security Solutions

October 15, 2007 08:00 ET

Trusted Security Solutions Enters Card Services Market With A98-C Card Services Module

Alaska Option First to Implement A98-C Card Services Module, Reports Greater Efficiency in Card Production

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - Trusted Security Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of secure ATM key management solutions, today announced the launch of its A98-C Card Services Module designed to help card issuers streamline card production operations while maintaining strict adherence to PCI security standards.

The A98-C is a factory or field installable module of the A98 family of ATM key management solutions. A self contained application providing support for basic payment card functions, the A98-C is designed for card issuers that prepare their own magnetic stripe cards and PINs. The A98-C connects directly to the serial port of an embosser to create cards for "instant issue" or custom batch processing.

Additionally, the A98-C attaches to a laser (or similar) printer to securely print PIN mailers. Both the embosser and the PIN mailer printer are driven directly from a serial port on the A98-C integrated cryptographic unit. The calculation of CVV1, CVV2, IBM3624 PIN, VISAPVV PIN and offsets for bridging from one PAN to another for the same PIN are performed entirely within the Cryptographic Unit. This is then transferred directly to the embosser or PIN mailer printer.

"This new functionality is a natural addition for the A98 system," said Dennis "Abe" Abraham, President of Trusted Security Solutions. "One of the more interesting features of the A98-C is our desktop interface. We designed an easy to use view into the A98-C to allow authorized card production personnel a high level of ease of use while setting up and monitoring jobs -- a key benefit that helps increase efficiency."

Alaska Option, a full-service EFT network, was the first firm to implement Trusted Security Solutions' A98-C Card Services Module. Megan Poulson, Technical Services Manager at Alaska Option, said, "We've had the A98-C running for several months and our production staff is extremely pleased at the ease of implementation and the assurance of the product's application of industry best practices regarding our customer's encryption keys and sensitive data. Additionally, there is our conviction at having a strong partner for future enhancements in card personalization, particularly regarding cardholder security."

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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