Global reach,
agnostic approach
Global reach,
agnostic approach
by trevorw

Cryptographic Development

For over 20 years, GEOBRIDGE Corporation has provided cryptographic development services to the payment industry at large. GEOBRIDGE has designed, developed and deployed firmware, APIs and documentation to financial service customers and manufacturers around the world. GEOBRIDGE’s Development Team supports HSMs including Thales, Gemalto, Atalla and Utimaco.

GEOBRIDGE is a strategic Thales partner, and performs custom command design, specification, development and testing for the payShield HSM. If your payment network requires a customized HSM function, GEOBRIDGE can both assist your team to architect and implement the best solution, or provide a turnkey service. For over 10 years GEOBRIDGE has worked with our clients to implement Thales nShield installations. We provide design guidance, installation procedures and configuration scripts to ensure that your implementation conforms to best practice and works as intended the first time. GEOBRIDGE can also assist in Secure Execution Engine (SEE) design and development.

GEOBRIDGE works extensively with Gemalto ProtectServer, Luna and Luna EFT/SafeNet HSMs. We can assist our customers with design guidance and installation procedures. GEOBRIDGE can also assist or develop cryptographic APIs that insulate your payment applications from the complexities of HSM interfaces. If custom PKCS #10 extensions are required in your application, we can work with your development teams to design and develop Function Modules (FM).

GEOBRIDGE can provide design guidance, installation and application assistance to customers intending to install and maintain Atalla AT-series payment HSMs.

GEOBRIDGE is versed in installing and interfacing with Utimaco general-purpose HSMs. GEOBRIDGE can also assist with or develop cryptographic APIs that insulate your payment applications from the complexities of the HSM interface.

In addition, GEOBRIDGE offers cryptographic development services to manufacturers for the compliant implementation of cryptographic functions that are required to support card based transaction services.

Cryptographic Development includes:

  • Design, specify and write customized Thales payShield commands to implement virtually any bespoke payment application or function, including:
    • Application-specific key management schemes.
    • Vendor-unique key derivation schemes.
    • Legacy and new card authentication algorithms.
    • Hybrid functions that combine both symmetric and asymmetric cryptography.
  • Design, specify and write customized applications for Verifone MX-9xx series terminals.
  • Add support for your POI terminal to our KeyBRIDGE POI secure key injection appliance. Today, our team supports over 300 POI devices.
  • Assist your POS teams to understand and implement EMV card key management.

In addition to the development projects associated with card based transactions and key distribution, GEOBRIDGE has developed many other cryptographic based solutions.

GEOBRIDGE’s Development Team Specializes In:

  • HSM development and integration
  • Secure, compliant Key Distribution
  • Cryptographic Signing Requests
  • Certificate Management
  • Compliant, step-by-step key management procedures
  • Cloud-based key provisioning

Satisfy Current And Forthcoming Requirements

While many development teams exist for the augmentation of generic development services, both on-shore or off-shore, US based GEOBRIDGE Corporation possesses a unique skill set to satisfy cryptographic development practices for the payment industry.  Active in the standards community, GEOBRIDGE resources remain ahead of the curve by helping to define new solutions that satisfy current and forthcoming requirements.

The GEOBRIDGE development team always seeks to thoroughly understand initial requirements, but consistently endeavors to analyze a requested approach in order to future-proof evolving business use cases or compliance requirements. Operating efficiently with a unique software development lifecycle, we ensure that the most aggressive deadlines are always achieved if not completed ahead of schedule. The GEOBRIDGE development team works strategically with client stakeholders, business analysts, and internal testing and documentation teams to provide solutions that withstand the test of time and are functionally adaptive to future requirements.

GEOBRIDGE always stands behind the deliverables they provide. We will ensure that your solution is thoroughly documented and supported.

Establishing longstanding customer relationships.

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