First Data TransArmor

First Data is a global technology and payments processing leader, serving more than 6 million merchant locations, thousands of card issuers and millions of consumers worldwide. Whether the choice of payment is a gift card, a credit or debit card or a check, First Data securely processes the transaction and harnesses the power of the data to deliver intelligence and insight for its customers.

Today, data is the new currency. Advances in processing technology enable us to learn from each transaction. And by harnessing the power of that data, we help our customers grow their businesses and take advantage of new market opportunities. First Data's strategic focus is on delivering innovations in prepaid, eCommerce and mobile payments solutions. First Data also provides payment processing solutions such as fraud protection and authentication solutions, check guarantee and verification services and point-of-sale (POS) devices and service.

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Latest Content From First Data TransArmor

Whitepaper: How Security Can Help Grow Your Business: The Marketing Side of Tokenization

by First Data TransArmorFeb 01, 2011

Tokenization is more than a security measure and more than a cost savings technique. Tokenized payment data opens up numerous possibilities, especially for businesses that have not previously kept transaction data after the authorization and settlement processes. What kind of possibilities? Non-sensitive tokenized data can be used in back-end business operations to develop innovative marketing campaigns, create customer loyalty programs, conduct business data analysis, and even assist with loss prevention. By substituting tokens for Primary Account Numbers (PANs), companies can now perform new functions without risking the exposure of real cardholder data. Download our white paper to learn more.

Whitepaper: Reducing PCI DSS Scope with TransArmor

by First Data TransArmorNov 01, 2010

Organizations who handle payment card data are obligated to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.

PCI DSS requirements apply to all system components that are included in or connected to the cardholder data environment (CDE). The cardholder data environment is that part of the network that possesses cardholder data or sensitive authentication data, including terminals, network components, servers, and applications. Any device or application that process, transmits, or stores cardholder data and anything connected to those devices or applications is �in scope� for PCI DSS. This inclusive definition of what needs to be secured has made PCI DSS compliance a complex and costly endeavor for many merchants.

Scope reduction � the process of limiting or shrinking the CDE - is a way to reduce costs and effort associated with complying with PCI DSS. This whitepaper discusses how the TransArmor solution can enable scope reduction and ease the burden of PCI compliance.