An innovation that significantly enhances card payment security for shoppers and reduces compliance complexity for retailers has been unveiled by HTEC. Named after the first Greek hero Perseus, the new encryption solution adds an additional level of security at the till for customers, with HTEC being one of the first suppliers to use point-to-point encryption.

This guarantees that the data cannot be read from the moment the transaction is taken at the till until it reaches the secure decryption point making it more secure and trusted by shoppers.

The new software has been specifically developed for ease of use and has been endorsed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. Perseus operates on almost any epos platform. Jeremy Lewis, chief executive officer of HTEC parent Universe Group, said: "Perseus marks a first in the sector and enables us to offer any customers dealing with card payment transactions significantly enhanced data security as well as cost savings as they discharge their compliance obligations."

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