Crypto Services

Altech Card Solutions has supplied payment terminals to the Banking and Retail industries in South Africa since 1993. Crypto services is a division of ACS and is a level 2 BBBEE certified. As a recognised channel partner of global data protection solutions provider Thales, Altech Card Solutions Crypto Services Division is the sole distributor for Thales’ leading product line in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

By protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive information through the general purpose crypto products platform, the Crypto Services Division helps organisations reduce risk through compliance. The products are compatible with multiple operating systems including Microsoft, Linux and Oracle.

The Payments product stream protects financial transactions and data in the banking and switching arena.

In the early 2000s, MasterCard and Visa jointly developed the EMV standard for chip-based payment cards that brought a dramatic increase in security and functionality. The solution in this space  protects cardholder data, payment credentials and card based applications rendering it virtually impossible to extract information and create counterfeit cards, which is one of the greatest sources of fraud with traditional magnetic stripe cards

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Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) As companies increasingly become dependent on information in a digital format, they are faced with legislation relating to the protection of such information. In South Africa it is clear that a new age has...
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PayShield 9000
The Thales PayShield 9000 is a payment hardware security module (HSM) that provides the cryptographic protection needed for Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and Point of Sale (POS) credit and debit card issuance and transactions. The...
General Purpose Hardware
Key Management
Enterprise solution for centralizing key management
Network Encryption
Datacryptor® SONET/SDH is a family of high-speed, stand-alone security platforms that deliver full duplex line and path encryption at speeds up to OC-192/STM-64. The encryptors, available in OC-3c/STM-1, OC-12c/STM-4, OC-48c/STM-16, and OC...
Time Stamping
Time Stamp Server, part of the nCipher product line, enables organisations to verify the accuracy of time for digital records, similarly to signing and dating a paper document. Time Stamp Server is a network-attached, turn-key appliance...
Developed in conjunction with MasterCard and Visa, and with over 100 systems sold to smart card Issuers and bureaux in more than 30 countries, Thales P3 is the world’s best selling EMV data preparation solution.
Crypto Services offer in-house and on site certified training on P3, nShield and PayShield.