Radiant Systems Inc. has launched a new array of payment security products, known as Radiant Payment Guard, to help businesses in the restaurant and retail industries improve their site and customer security.
The Radiant Payment Guard product package currently includes Payment Guard MSR, Token Replacement and CPGateway.
Payment Guard MSR is an encrypted magnetic stripe reader installed in hardware terminals to create data security for retailers and restaurants. By the end of 2010, Radiant will be shipping all POS terminals with Payment Guard MSR. Most terminals will be shipping with this security feature as of July 1. The company began shipping Payment Guard MSR-equipped hardware in 2009 with the launch of the P1515, P1560 and P1760 POS terminals.
Radiant Payment Guard also includes Token Replacement, which is a payment security feature of the Aloha POS that has been in use by restaurant operators since early 2009. With Token Replacement, personal information is prevented from being stored on the point of sale. This ensures restaurant operators that payment processing occurs in a tightly-secure environment.
In addition, Radiant's CPGateway service is part of the Radiant Payment Guard product set and works with Radiant's specialty retail product, CounterPoint. Unlike other retail POS systems, CPGateway encrypts cardholder data from the store to the hosting center, rather than decrypting data at the store level.