Introducing Intel(R) Expressway Tokenization Broker

Greetings Everyone… Intel has moved to a new blogging platform and this is really my first post on the new platform, so it will be a short post. It’s really more of a test.

One of the exciting things that has happened over the last few months has been the official launch of the Intel(R) Expressway Tokenization Broker. You can get a few details about the solution here.

You may be asking yourself, “OK, I know Intel has a security gateway, but what is this tokenization broker all about?”.

Many of our customers are dealing with PCI DSS challenges, especially the high costs of assessing large datacenters. We looked at the functionality provided by the base platform and thought to ourselves, “You know what, Expressway has so many security capabilities for application data, if we just added a few more components around data tokenization, we can make it really compelling for large enterprises dealing with PCI scope issues.”

So in short, what we did was add PAN tokenization capabilities to Expressway Service Gateway. This allows customers to use Expressway as a data tokenization solution for documents (in nearly any format) or API (SOAP or REST) calls. This means that we can receive data over any number of secure protocols, find the credit card numbers (through pre-provisioned policies), encrypt the original PANs and store them in a vault (3DES/AES-256). The result becomes documents with tokens rather than PANs, which can be sent to downstream post-payment applications to take them out of scope.

I think it’s an exciting use of the base platform and we’re getting a lot of interest in the product, especially since it is built on such a solid security gateway foundation. Stay tuned as I’ll be talking alot more about what you can do with the tokenization broker in subsequent posts.


Blake Dournaee

About Blake Dournaee

Passionate, energetic product manager that lives at the intersection of business, innovation and technology. I currently work at Intel in the Datacenter Software Division working on products and technologies relating to mobile, APIs, cloud services and big data.

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