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Bull's CRYPT2Pay hardware security module is awarded PCI HSM certification

Paris, June  11, 2013 -

Bull has announced that its CRYPT2Pay solution has been awarded the PCI HSM certification by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the international organization for the main payment card schemes.

Bull CRYPT2Pay is a Hardware Security Module (HSM) aimed at financial institutions. A high-performance encryption and public key management solution that is resistant to intrusions, CRYPT2Pay secures transactions carried out using payment cards, as well as card life-cycle operations in payments systems centers.

This latest security certification is in addition to those already achieved by Bull CRYPT2Pay, including Level 3+ FIPS 140-2 certification and GIE-CB MEPS 2. Bull CRYPT2Pay is widely used in international banking networks such as American Express Global Network Services, Visa, MasterCard International and Groupement des Cartes Bancaires.

The PCI SSC is a body set up by the main card schemes (American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa) with the aim of improving the security of payment data. In order to achieve PCI HSM certification, an independent laboratory rigorously evaluated Bull CRYPT2Pay against many physical and logical security criteria, as well as assessing the development, manufacturing and logistics procedures involved in its production.

"With this PCI HSM certification, our customers can be sure they are benefiting from Bull's experience of hardware encryption spanning more than two decades, which has enabled it to remain at the cutting edge of international standards," commented Franck Greverie, Executive Vice-President, Security Solutions at Bull. "Bull takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to security, with solutions such as CRYPT2Pay fully integrated with best practice and highly effective risk management. Bull's skills and products help our customers and their end users to better protect their financial transactions."

As a supplier of security solutions to numerous financial institutions, Bull offers a comprehensive range of encryption, identity and access management solutions, as well as consultancy and PCI DSS auditing services. The CRYPT2Pay solution is the market leader in France and is used in over 30 countries via Bull's network of trusted partners.

Bull will be attending the CARTES 2013 trade show in Paris from 19 to 21 November 2013.

About Bull, an Atos company


Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

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About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

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