Datacard Group has launched several new software and hardware security enhancements designed to help financial card issuers comply with security audits.
The new solutions, which are all configured for the Datacard MX Series card issuance systems, include a software security patch management service, a full suite of Identity Access Management (IAM) features, and other options to increase physical security.
Designed to help card issuers meet PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), Datacard’s patch validation and management software service tests all relevant security patches from Microsoft before they are deployed to the field.
According to Datacard, once the new software patches are added to the MX Series systems, the systems will support security requirements with no interruption or slowing of the card production process.
Other physical security features include a topping foil destruction kit, as well as optional locking tray covers and module hoods designed to prevent unauthorized access to card stock and card personalization supplies.
Datacard says their system also provides assistance in securing endpoints to the card issuer’s network by logically disabling USB ports and CD/DVD ROM drives.
All Datacard MX Series card issuance systems will now be shipped pre-configured with the recommended security settings, according to the company.