Gartner Research

Updates in P2PE 2.0 Improve the PCI Compliance Landscape

Published: 21 April 2016

ID: G00298560

Analyst(s): Jonathan Care


With Point-to-Point Encryption 2.0, the standard has evolved radically to better reflect the needs of card acceptors for flexible, assured solutions. This research helps security leaders, solution architects and secure payment operations leaders to leverage P2PE to reduce the PCI compliance burden.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use P2PE in Conjunction With Tokenization and EMV
  • Use Standardized Solutions to Reduce the Compliance Burden and Avoid Lock-In
  • Use Application Rollouts to Lead Agile P2PE Implementation
  • Make Use of Trusted Logistics Partners to Provide the Endpoint Secure Storage
  • Moving From a Monolithic to a Modular Assessment Gives Flexibility to Card Acceptors and Solution Providers Alike
  • Avoid Overreliance on Network Segmentation and Seek True CDE Isolation
  • Appendix
    • Comparison of Differing SAQ Types

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