Eracom's ProtectHost White Mark II HSM Integrates with TICAS, TICIS

10/4/2004 - Eracom Technologies, a leading developer and global supplier of cryptographic technologies and solutions, announced the integration of Eracom's ProtectHost White Mark II HSM with the Trans Infotech TICAS (Trans Infotech Card Acquiring System) & TICIS (Trans Infotech Card Issuing System).

Trans Infotech will leverage Eracom's ProtectHost White to deliver a complete card acquiring, issuing and data encryption solution, enabling a single vendor to provide support to their financial customers across the entire package. This bundled solution now enables South East Asian financial institutions to efficiently meet the directive by Visa, MasterCard and American Express (plus other major credit/debit card providers) to ensure all card validation and pin verification be encrypted within their Acquiring and Issuing infrastructure.

Card Acquiring Systems and Card Issuing Systems are an important technical component within EFT and ATM infrastructure utilized by financial institutions and retail merchants. TICAS is an Acquiring application that the bank or retail merchant uses to initiate credit card or private label card transactions. TICIS is an Issuing application that the financial institutions use to issue and manage transactions received by their card population.

Now Trans Infotech can deliver both solutions with fully integrated and proven data encryption infrastructure. ProtectHost White is a leading EFT Hardware Security Module (HSM) that supports VISA, MasterCard, and American Express requirements including card validation, PIN verification and cryptographic key management functions. Key capabilities of ProtectHost White include 3DES, RSA cryptographic processing, digital signature generation and verification, secure key loading, EMV and Diebold/NCR Remote Key Distribution.

“Eracom’s strength and dedication of resources to the Asian Pacific market, heightening their level of service and support above the competition, was a decisive factor in our partnership strategy” said Freddie Chong, Founder and Managing Director of Trans Infotech. “This, coupled with Eracom’s 25 years experience pioneering cryptographic technology, ensures our confidence of delivering a premium solution and service to our customers.”

“Trans Infotech is an important partner, having achieved considerable success in the South East Asian market, with clients such as United Overseas Bank in Singapore and Vietnam, Sacombank, Saigon Bank for Industry and Trade and others, throughout Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam“ explains Dr. Wolfgang Klemm, COO of Eracom Technologies. “The integration of our ProtectHost White HSM with the Trans Infotech card management applications will contribute considerable benefit to financial institutions. One example includes smooth integration into existing infrastructure thanks to both parties focused resources, well developed tools and extensive experience in EFT and ATM data management”.

About Trans Infotech
The company was incorporated in March 1997 and founded by Freddie Chong, who has many years of Regional Management experience in several Fortune 500-computer companies. Trans Infotech’s focus is in selling banking solutions to the banking industries and they are a leading provider of transaction processing solutions in SE Asia. They provide these solutions through product development, representing foreign and local companies, either via partnership, distributor or Value-added Reseller (VAR) arrangements.

Headquartered in Singapore, the company opened its first subsidiary office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 1998. Subsequent years saw the opening of two offices in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City), an office in Vientianne, Laos, and offices Thailand and Malaysia.

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About Eracom Technologies
Celebrating 25 years (1979-2004) of excellence in cryptography, Eracom Technologies is a leading developer and global supplier of cryptographic hardware and software products. As a true pioneer in the IT security industry, Eracom offers proven cryptographic security solutions to a wide range of industries including banking, finance, government and technology sectors. In the last two decades alone, Eracom has successfully developed and deployed several generations of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to the market as well as a range of advanced cryptographic APIs and privacy of information products.

Eracom provides 24x7 worldwide customer support with guaranteed response times as well as access to free updates and documentation via the Eracom Website. Eracom is represented by a worldwide network of wholly owned subsidiaries and distribution channels with offices in 11 countries.

Eracom is proud to have served and supported the ever increasing and most stringent IT security needs with its Electronic Transaction Security and Privacy of Information portfolios. Together with its worldwide partners, Eracom is here to protect the future. For more information about Eracom Technologies, visit our web site at

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