Security of payments
When on-line transactions occur, the use of VeriSign Secure Socket Layer or SSL and a sophisticated hosting environment by Payswyft ensures that both the merchant and all of our consumers are protected.
The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a security protocol used by Web browsers and Web servers to help users protect their data during transfer. Encryption is a mathematical process of coding and decoding information. Encryption ensures that information is scrambled in transit so that only the intended recipient can decode it. The number of bits (40-bit, 56-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit) tells you the size of the key. Like a longer password, a larger key has more possible combinations. In fact, 128-bit encryption is one trillion times one trillion times stronger than 40-bit encryption.
The Payswyft website currently employs the use of a 128-bit encryption key to ensure high security for its clients and ensure all transaction are safe and secure.
The Technical Security Environment
The Payswyft service is hosted within an enterprise class UK hosting environment which offers unparalleled levels of security and resilience. All servers used for Payswyft are best of breed and utilise the latest Intel and Microsoft technologies. The data centre is amongst the most secure in the world with SAS II type accreditation. The facility is also ISO 27001 accredited and fully PCI compliant.
The data-centre is both state-of-the-art and power efficient. This facility was built from the ground up and utilises the latest technology to ensure it is one of the most secure and reliable data centres in the UK.