Munich, Germany - 1  August  2012

The latest CardInk release received a certificate from PayCert, a European certification body for the card payment industry. http://www.paycert.fr/Security.html This allows issuers and personalization bureaus to prepare data and manage keys in compliance with Cartes Bancaires logical security requirements. This certificate has been granted following an in-depth security analysis performed by the Elitt laboratory.

In addition to confirming CardInk's leading position in France for issuing payment cards or tokens, it also validates the new core security design, which we have implemented across our products. This further enhances all Cryptomathic's solutions, through use of stronger crypto algorithms and validation of administration commands inside the tamper evident environment of the hardware security modules (HSMs). It also provides an abstraction layer to facilitate the migration from one HSM platform to another.

Guillaume Forget, VP Sales EMEA adds: As the logical security requirements of the payment schemes are constantly changing, we continue to go a step beyond to maintain our competitive differentiators by exceeding industry security requirements. As recognized experts in the area of key management and data processing, these improvements underline our determination of delivering future-proof solutions, and help us maintain customer loyalty towards our solutions - many of which have been in use for over a decade and are still ahead of the competition.

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