Vasco Data Security, a provider of software security, and Encore Payment Systems, a provider of e-payments processing solutions, have announced that Encore Payment Systems will use Vasco’s Digipass G0 3 and Vacman Middleware to provide secure remote access to its critical data.
Encore Payment Systems (EPS) implemented Vasco’s two-factor authentication solution to secure its VPN connection that the company utilizes to gain access to data such as merchant and business partners’ contact information and employee records.
The payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS), that ensures security of the cardholder data whenever it’s stored, processed or transmitted, served as a driving force for implementing Vasco’s authentication solution at Encore.
Among other measures, the PCI DDS calls for two-factor authentication for remote access to the network by employees, administrators and third parties accessing cardholder data. In order to meet this PCI compliance requirement, Encore Payment Systems turned to Vasco.
John Crouch, chief information officer of EPS, said: We will be using the Vasco solution to enable secure 24/7 remote support of our enterprise-based applications. These systems are essential to the operation of our sales force, support of our merchants, and prospective customers. We are always looking for ways to increase the level of support for our customers with an emphasis on security. Vasco’s two-factor authentication solution was a perfect match that enabled us to do just that.