Magtek Announces An Exciting Collaboration With Shopkeep Pos To Protect Cardholder Data And Eliminate Payment Card Fraud

April 30, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Seal Beach, CA (April 30, 2013) – MagTek, Inc., a global leader in retail electronic payments security technology, today announced a significant addition to the companies that contribute MagnePrint information to Magensa, LLC, MagTek's subsidiary and the world's largest open and shared registry of magnetic fingerprints for ATM, credit, debit, gift and loyalty cards.

ShopKeep POS has integrated a number of MagTek's MagneSafe secure card reader authenticators (SCRAs) with its leading iPad POS system. Designed to offer a multi-layered approach to transaction security, MagneSafe readers can instantly encrypt payment card data, but more importantly, they can provide dynamic payment card data which can be used to establish the card presented at the point of sale as authentic or counterfeit. This is significant because the technology works with the ordinary magnetic stripe cards already in circulation.

"In addition to instantly protecting cardholder data from the point of swipe, we also see the benefits of leveraging Magensa's fraud fighting, authentication services to help our merchants identify and reduce fraud in real-time," says Jason Richelson, CEO and founder of ShopKeep POS. "We are pleased to work with MagTek because their solution is easy to implement and has demonstrated its ability to dramatically decrease card fraud."

"We are extremely pleased to be working with ShopKeep POS as they deploy the MagneSafe Security Architecture" noted John Arato, vice president of MagTek's retail business unit. "ShopKeep POS is the leading iPad POS system and their users accept millions of card-based transactions per month. Their contribution to the Global MagnePrint Exchange will benefit all participants in the payments eco-system."
For more information, please visit MagTek (Booth #550) and ShopKeep POS (Booth #1039) at The 2013 ETA Annual Meeting & Expo, April 30–May 2, at the New Orleans Convention Center.

About MagTek
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 and real time authentication, 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

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