A98 ATM Key Management System – A98-D - Direct Module with Multivendor Middleware Support

Use of multivendor middleware in ATMs is on the rise.  Non-native ATM software can create a significant challenge for automated ATM key management.  Every ATM manufacturer has their own unique remote key protocol.  The different ATM remote key protocols fall either into a Certificate Base Protocol (CBP) or a Signature Based Protocol (SBP) category.  However, without exception, no two ATM manufacturer’s protocols are alike.  In other words, one ATM manufacturers CBP protocol is not the same as another ATM manufacturer’s CBP protocol and CBP protocols are fundamentally different from SBP protocols.

The A98-Direct Module allows the A98 Remote Key module to talk directly to the ATM during a terminal master key remote key exchange.  Using the A98-D, the A98 can separate the cryptographic payload from the multivendor middleware’s data traffic and process this information based on the ATM manufacture’s protocol.  ATM EPP’s can only be successfully rekeyed using signed certificates or signed data from the ATM manufacturer’s Certificate Authority.  The A98-R and A98-D is vendor neutral and has full support for all ATM manufacturers CA’s.

Examples of multivendor middleware software resolved by using A98-D are the following:

  • NCR’s Aptra® in use on Diebold and Hyosung ATMs
  • Wincor-Nixdorf’s ProCash® in use on Diebold and NCR ATMs

For more information about the A98-D and TSS’s support for multivendor middleware, please contact info@trustedsecurity.com.

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