The “P2PE solution provider” operates the point-to-point encryption along with all technical and organisational measures required for this. The P2PE solution provider is responsible for ensuring that the overall solution it operates is tested and certified by a PCI SSC accredited auditor. It is also responsible for the proper functioning of the overall solution in day-to-day operations.
The P2PE solution provider sets out the details on how to operate the terminals. More specifically, it operates the decryption environment in a secure data centre and provides the security chain, i.e. particularly secure connections, between the data centre and the merchant’s terminals.