Remote Key Loading

A98 Remote Key Loading Solutions for ATMs and Self Service Kiosks

  • Asymmetric Key Management System Solution
  • Initial Key (Master Key) Loading
  • PIN Encryption Key (PEK) Loading

Background– How it works: Encrypting PIN Pads (EPPs), those tamper resistant security modules (TRSMs) at ATM’s, POS devices and Kiosks store a master cryptographic key and sub-keys inside the device.  Dual control, split knowledge key loading is now replaced with public key cryptography for most EPPs on the market.  TSS, as the leader and pioneer in asymmetric key loading, offers solutions to facilitate remote key loading of practically any EPP on the market (including the PCI PTS 3.X and 5.X EPPs that use SHA256 hash algorithms).  For this application, the TSS A98 System provides the “Terminal Master Key” (TMK) to both the EPP and the transaction host.  All other keys (sub-keys) are encrypted by the host’s HSM.

As FIs take back more functionality of the ATMs and build custom branch Kiosks with PIN pads, there’s a growing need for an independent means to generate and automatically load “PIN Encrypting Keys” (PEKs) and other sub-keys into the EPP.  TSS’s A98 does this.  You now enjoy a less expensive solution than traditional alternatives.  In addition, the ATM/Kiosk owner retains more control of the process. TSS solutions remain among the most cost effective, efficient, and compliant solutions for independent remote key loading of these devices.

Contact TSS for thought leadership and solutions on implementing any type of key loading for your ATMs, kiosks, or other self-service devices.