Securing Your Business: The Enhanced Security Features of the PAX A920 Credit Card Terminal

Securing Your Business: The Enhanced Security Features of the PAX A920 Credit Card Terminal - All-Star Terminals


As payment technology advances, so does the need for heightened security measures. The PAX A920 credit card terminal is designed to ensure the highest level of payment security for businesses and their customers. In this blog, we'll explore the cutting-edge security features of the PAX A920 and how they help protect your business from potential fraud and data breaches.

  1. PCI PTS 5.x Certification: The PAX A920 is certified with the Payment Card Industry PIN Transaction Security (PCI PTS) 5.x standard, which guarantees compliance with stringent industry security requirements. This certification ensures that the A920 meets the highest levels of security for processing, storing, and transmitting cardholder data, minimizing the risk of data breaches and fraud.

  2. End-to-End Encryption: The PAX A920 employs end-to-end encryption to protect sensitive customer data during transactions. This advanced security measure ensures that cardholder information is encrypted from the moment the card is swiped or inserted until it reaches the payment processor. By encrypting data throughout the entire transaction process, the A920 effectively shields cardholder information from potential cyber threats.

  3. Tokenization: Tokenization is another critical security feature of the PAX A920. This technology replaces sensitive cardholder data with unique tokens, which are useless to hackers in case of a data breach. When a customer's card is used at the terminal, the card information is immediately converted into a token, rendering the original data inaccessible. Tokenization significantly reduces the risk of fraud and helps businesses maintain their customers' trust.

  4. Secure Boot and Remote Key Injection: The PAX A920 comes equipped with a secure boot mechanism, ensuring that the terminal only runs authorized software. This feature helps prevent unauthorized access to the device and reduces the risk of malware or other malicious software being installed. Additionally, the A920 supports remote key injection, which allows for the secure and efficient updating of encryption keys without requiring the terminal to be physically transported to a secure facility.

  5. EMV Chip Card Support: The PAX A920 is fully compatible with EMV chip cards, which are widely recognized for their enhanced security compared to traditional magnetic stripe cards. EMV technology uses dynamic authentication, making it much more difficult for fraudsters to clone or counterfeit cards. By supporting EMV transactions, the A920 credit card terminal helps businesses reduce the risk of card-present fraud.


The PAX A920 credit card terminal goes above and beyond to provide businesses with advanced security features, ensuring the protection of both the business and its customers. With its PCI PTS 5.x certification, end-to-end encryption, tokenization, secure boot, remote key injection, and EMV chip card support, the A920 offers a robust security solution that instills confidence in both business owners and customers. Investing in the PAX A920 is an investment in the future of secure payment processing, safeguarding your business against potential threats and maintaining a strong reputation for security.