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PCI Validated Point-to-Point Encryption

PCI Validated P2PE is similar to DirectE2EE, but PCI-validated P2PE solutions secure transactions by encrypting all data within a PCI-approved point of entry device, preventing clear-text cardholder data from being available. PCI Validated P2PE reduces PCI scope for the merchant (reducing SAQ questions by 90%).

As defined by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), “Building upon the solid data and environmental security foundation established and promulgated by the PCI SSC for the payments industry via the PCI DSS, PA-DSS, and PTS, the P2PE Standard is a comprehensive set of requirements focused on providing the requisite security requirements necessary to support the deployment of secure P2PE solutions.”