Cambridge, UK - 18  November  2010

Cryptomathic today announced that First Data, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, has selected  Cryptomathic's CardInk solution for the production of EMV cards in Poland. First Data's Poland business will also use Cryptomathic's Key Management System (KMS) to manage the lifecycle of device keys. 

CardInk is Cryptomathic's EMV data preparation system for contact and contactless cards and helps to ensure a highly secure card production environment. First Data will use the system to generate personalisation and cryptographic data for all EMV compliant cards produced by First Data on behalf of its Polish customers.

Cryptomathic's Key Management System (KMS) will also be implemented by First Data, to manage the lifecycle of cryptographic keys for both card acquirers and issuers.  Compatible with all major industry standards, Cryptomathic's KMS will enable the service provider to adopt an automated, standardised and centralised approach to managing cryptographic keys while reducing the need for manual intervention.

"Cryptomathic has enjoyed an on-going relationship with other First Data businesses for a number of years to supply and help maintain secure and scalable data generation and key management environments.  We are very pleased to be extending our services to the company's Poland business," said Morten Landrock, managing director of Cryptomathic UK.

"We were looking for a security solutions provider that could work with us over the long-term and provide advice and guidance on the most appropriate security system for our Polish business. CardInk offered a proven solution," said Janusz Diemko, managing director of First Data's business in Poland.

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