Vantiv delivers ultra-secure, lightning-speed payment processing

Cutting latency and costs with Smarter Computing best practices from IBM

Published on 28 May 2013

The IBM Crypto Express3 coprocessors are very fast—we get an average execution time of less than 50 microseconds, equating to 20,000 transactions per second. The encryption component used to be a negative drag on the transaction response time. That just isn’t the case anymore

Tom Kesselring, Vice President for Mainframe and Non-stop Systems at Vantiv

Customer
Vantiv

Industry
Banking, Financial Markets

Deployment country
United States

Overview

Vantiv processes payments for merchants and financial institutions, handling gateway transactions, debit, credit, gift card, electronic benefit transfer (EBT) and authorizations for signature and personal identification number (PIN) based transactions.

Business need
Vantiv wanted to preserve its reputation for industry-leading speed and availability in payment processing, while responding to customer demand for encryption to support new payment methods.

Solution
Vantiv wanted to preserve its reputation for industry-leading speed and availability in payment processing, while responding to customer demand for encryption to support new payment methods.

Benefits
Delivers higher processing speeds and helps to address scalability issues, equipping Vantiv for the future. Capitalizing on the built-in security of the zEnterprise platform protects payment data.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS, CICS Transaction Server, Cryptographic Support, DB2 for z/OS, z/OS

Hardware
System z, System z: System z running z/OS, System z: zEnterprise 196 (z196)

Solution
Big Data, Big Data & Analytics, Big Data & Analytics: Improve IT, Smarter Computing, System z Software

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