First Data Announces PCI P2PE Validation for Enterprise Clients

First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today announced a new PCI P2PE validation to its portfolio, TransArmor P2PE using Ingenico Groups On-Guard solution. The addition of TransArmor P2PE makes First Data the first processor to offer enterprise clients a single, multi-layered solution with both point-to-point and end-to-end encryption.

The PCI Validation of TransArmor P2PE will reduce PCI scope for our enterprise clients, and minimize the burden these businesses feel on an annual basis, said EJ Jackson, Senior Vice President, Head of Security and Fraud Solutions at First Data. Businesses that are secured by First Data stay compliant and provide their customers with the most secure commerce experience possible.

As part of the validation process, First Data partnered with Sysnet Global Solutions to ensure all facilities and processes met PCI P2PE guidelines. The addition of TransArmor P2PE adds to First Datas suite of P2PE solutions, which secure data in use, in transit, and at rest. First Datas Clover Solutions for small and medium sized businesses were P2PE validated in 2018, and CardConnect was validated in 2017.

TransArmor P2PE using On-Guard is currently available on Ingenico Groups Telium 2 line of smart terminals. First Data expects additional encryption types and terminal vendors to be added throughout 2019.

Benefits to using TransArmor P2PE include:

  • Multi-layered approach to security; including Point-to-Point Encryption, Encryption through entire lifecycle to First Data platform, and TransArmor Tokenization when at rest
  • Leverage existing certifications for lowest cost path to P2PE
  • Provides the tools to reduce compliance scope and overhead by 50 to 90 percent1

To learn more about TransArmor P2PE, visit the First Data booth at the NRF Show in NYC January 13-15 (Booth #4201).

1 P2PE validation reduces the number of SAQ-D questions on a merchants PCI Assessment from 332, to 33 using SAQ-P2PE.

About First Data (NYSE: FDC)

First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, serving approximately 6 million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The companys 22,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the worlds largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 3,000 transactions per second and $2.4 trillion per year. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at @FirstData and LinkedIn.

Andrea Duffy
First Data
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