What is a P2PE Solution?

By | March 9, 2016

What is a Point-to-Point Encryption, or P2PE, Solution?

A validated P2PE solution is one that has been verified as meeting the PCI P2PE standard and program requirements, and that is listed by the Council. A P2PE solution requires that payment card data be secured and encrypted at the point-of-interaction (or POI) using approved devices and P2PE-validated applications.

P2PE also requires the secure management of encryption and decryption devices, the decryption environment, and all decrypted account data. Additionally, secure encryption methodologies must be in place for all key generation, distribution, loading, injection, and administration, as well as other key usage activities throughout the solution.

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