Security Tops Retailers’ Wish Lists this Holiday Season

November 17th, 2021

BULVERDE, Texas, November 17, 2021 — As we enter the biggest retail season of the year, transactions are increasing, as are hackers and skimmers — targeting shoppers’ cardholder data. The last things retailers need to worry about are cyber threats that lead to ransomware and data breaches, while they welcome shoppers and juggle supply chain disruptions. Futurex, a leader in hardened, enterprise-class data security solutions, recommends retailers implement point-to-point encryption (P2PE) to encrypt cardholder data at the point of sale to keep it safe from any malware that might be spying on network traffic and capturing credit card numbers. Futurex secures transactions for several of the nation’s largest retailers, protecting shoppers’ sensitive cardholder data and payment information.

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​Futurex Enables Centralized Key Management for TrueNAS via KMIP

October 5th, 2021

SAN JOSE, Calif. and BULVERDE, Texas, October 5, 2021iXsystems, the leader in Open Storage with TrueNAS, and Futurex, a leader in enterprise-class data security solutions, announced the integration of TrueNAS Enterprise with Futurex’s Key Management Enterprise Server (KMES) Series 3 and Futurex’s VirtuCrypt Enterprise Key Management Service, to enable full-spectrum key management, giving TrueNAS users additional security, flexibility, and control.

TrueNAS is Open Source storage that enables unified and secure data management and data sharing over a network. TrueNAS systems are now integrated with the Futurex KMES Series 3 and Futurex’s VirtuCrypt services, using the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP). Whether used on-premises or in the cloud, users can now create, use, and manage cryptographic keys, self-encrypting drive (SED) passwords, and ZFS encryption keys — all from a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated platform.

“Together with Futurex, we are giving TrueNAS users more cryptographic control of their data. TrueNAS encrypts the data via self-encrypting drives or OpenZFS dataset encryption, each with KMIP options. Futurex securely manages cryptographic keys with on-premises and cloud-based central key management solutions,” said Morgan Littlewood, SVP product management at iXsystems.

“Futurex eases the burdens of key management with a flexible solution that provides support for symmetric and asymmetric keys, certificate signing, and data encryption and decryption,” said Adam Cason, vice president, global and strategic alliances at Futurex. “TrueNAS, combined with Futurex centralized key management, increases data security with less hassle."

The technical integration guide is available here. A webinar, “Securing Your Critical Data in an Increasingly Hostile Environment,” will be held on October 13, 2021, with iXsystems, Techgardens, and Futurex. Register here.

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Futurex Introduces CPoC 360 Service to Secure Contactless Payments Worldwide

September 30th, 2021

BULVERDE, Texas, September 30, 2021Futurex is pleased to announce its CPoC 360 service, a technology platform to help organizations fulfill cryptographic requirements of the PCI Security Standards Council’s Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC) standard for SoftPOS developers. The CPoC standard allows commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) devices such as smartphones or tablets to make contactless payment transactions without the need for additional hardware. Hosted in Futurex’s VirtuCrypt Cloud, the CPoC 360 service is designed to help anyone building SoftPOS applications get to market with less cost and in less time by meeting the standard’s range of data security requirements.

This standard accelerates the adoption of contactless payments by individuals and small businesses, while ensuring a high level of security. It provides large retailers with news ways of improving the customer payment experience, and is also expected to be widely adopted in developing economies.

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Futurex Expands Key Management Leadership with Support for Verifone Remote Key Loading

September 23rd, 2021

BULVERDE, Texas, September 23, 2021Futurex, a leader in hardened, enterprise-class data security solutions, today announced a next-generation encrypted key loading (EKL) solution together with Verifone, a global leader in payment and commerce solutions. Remote key loading, which leverages encrypted key loading, is an essential part of managing point of sale (POS) terminals and PIN pad devices. This technology securely delivers encryption keys wherever they are in the world and fulfills PCI PIN 3.x and PCI P2PE requirements.

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