SEAL BEACH, CA (June 21, 2011) – MagTek, a global leader in electronic payments security technology, today announces that MICROS Systems, Inc., a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, has selected the MagneSafe Security Architecture (MSA) – a dynamic digital identification and MagnePrint® card authentication technology that protects consumers and their personal data – to support its OPERA Enterprise Solution.
The OPERA Enterprise Solution is a fully integrated suite of products, which can be scaled to support single property hotels with a few rooms on up to a global hotel chain environment. MICROS OPERA's integration with MagTek's Dynamag secure card reader authenticator enables MICROS to ensure that hotel guests' personal data is secured from the point of swipe using a proven, layered approach to card data security.
"Adding MagTek's innovative security products to our hotel management software offerings delivers a high level of personal data protection to the customers of the hotel companies we serve, affirming our commitment to security in the hotel sector," said Daniel Jubb, senior vice president of hotel business unit, MICROS Systems, Inc.
"With the hotel and hospitality industries growing as targets for card fraud and identity theft, MICROS is making a strong stand against those threats by supporting our MagneSafe™ Security Architecture," said John Arato, vice president retail business unit for MagTek. "By leveraging our multi-layer approach to card data security, which includes MagnePrint® card authentication, OPERA will be better able to protect consumers and their personal data with the swipe of a card and ultimately decrease the overall risks associated with handling card data."
PCI compliance is an essential element of success in the multi-faceted hotel industry. The MagneSafe Security Architecture, designed to exceed PCI standards, will effectively arm the OPERA Enterprise Solution in its objective to confidently secure its customers' sensitive cardholder information.
For more information about MagTek's MagneSafe Security Architecture, please visit us at HITEC 2011, June 20-23, at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX.
Since 1972, MagTek has been a leading manufacturer of electronic devices and systems for the reliable issuance, reading, transmission and security of cards, checks, PINs and other identification documents. Leading with innovation and engineering excellence, MagTek is known for quality and dependability. Its products include secure card readers, check scanners, PIN pads and distributed credential issuing systems. These products are used worldwide by financial institutions, retailers, hotels, law enforcement agencies and other organizations to provide secure and efficient electronic payment and identification transactions.
Today, MagTek continues to innovate with the development of a new generation of security centric products secured by MagneSafe™. By leveraging strong encryption, secure tokenization, real time authentication and dynamic payment card data, MagneSafe products enable users to assess and validate the trustworthiness of credentials used for online identification, payment processing, and other high-value electronic transactions.
MagTek is based in Seal Beach, California and has sales offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, with independent distributors in over 40 countries. For more information, please visit www.magtek.com.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 330,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 130 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 26,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality through its MICROS-Retail division for more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide.
For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website at www.micros.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.