Point to Point Encryption

P2PE is a security method that helps keep highly sensitive financial data - like credit card numbers - behind the technological equivalent of closed doors. Commonly utilized for POS purposes, P2PE makes it harder for data theft to take place because the encryption process makes data virtually impossible to decipher without some type of key to make sense of coding.

P2PE is categorized in two ways: Direct End-to-End Encryption (DirectE2EE) and PCI-Validated Point to Point Encryption.