Thales e-security







Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of data protection solutions with more than 40 years experience securing the world's most sensitive information.  Our customers - businesses, governments, and technology vendors with a broad range of challenges - use Thales products and services to improve the security of applications that rely on encryption and digital signatures.  By protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive information that flows through today's traditional, virtualized, and cloud-based infrastructures, Thales is helping organizations reduce risk, demonstrate compliance, enhance agility, and pursue strategic goals with greater confidence.

The P3

The Thales personalization Preparation Process (P3) is a turnkey hardware/software solution that delivers cost-effective in-house migration from magnetic stripe cards to EMV smart cards, allowing card issuers to maintain control over their cryptographic keys and sensitive data while transitioning to the more secure chip-based technology.  Consisting of dedicated tamper resistant cryptographic hardware (FIPS 140-2 Level 3 approved) and Windows-based software, P3 integrates easily with host systems, enabling card issuers to create EMV smart card data and keys with minimal impact on existing systems and at minimal cost.  Developed in conjunction with MasterCard and Visa, the best-selling EMV data preparation solution from Thales gives issuers everything they need to generate and manage cryptographic data in-house, right out of the box.  Two P3 solutions are available, each supporting a full range of contact and contactless chip applications from all the global card associations.  Both support a range of smart card platforms.

P3 Advance is a perfect match for low-to-medium volume issuers and small organizations in need of a fast and cost-effective approach to enriching a batch of magnetic stripe card holder records into an EMV-compliant format.

P3 Server is a fully scalable solution that is ideal for large issuers and organizations that need the flexibility to operate in batches or through an online server.  This version can be used with a central site server for branch (or instant) issuance.  It integrates easily with smart card management systems (now increasingly known as token management systems) to support post-issuance download on multi-application smart cards.

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Contact:             Ian Hermon - Product Marketing Manager


Tel:                      +44 (0)1844 204 157