Frequently Asked Question

What is a P2PE solution provider?

The P2PE solution provider is a third-party entity (for example, a processor, acquirer, or payment gateway) that has overall responsibility for the design and implementation of a specific P2PE solution, and manages P2PE solutions for its merchant customers.

The solution provider has overall responsibility for ensuring that all P2PE requirements are met, including any P2PE requirements performed by third-party organizations on behalf of the solution provider (for example, certification authorities and key-injection facilities).

Please refer to the P2PE Standard and P2PE Program Guide for further information
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Originally published: October 2012
Article Number: 1159

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