Secure Online Shopping
- Transaction security: All transaction information passed between merchant sites and the Worldpay VSP Systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely secure in the knowledge that nothing you pass to the Worldpay servers can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.
- Encryption and Data Storage: Once on Worldpay systems, all sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the US Government. The encryption keys are held on state-of-the-art, tamper proof systems in the same family as those used to secure VeriSign's Global Root certificate, making them all but impossible to extract. All data is extremely secure and is regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.
- Links to banks: Worldpay has multiple private links into the banking network that are completely separate from the Internet and which do not cross any publicly accessible networks. Any cardholder information sent to the banks and any authorisation message coming back is secure and cannot be tampered with.
- Employee access No individuals within SagePay are able to decrypt transaction information or cardholder data. Our systems only allow access to our most senior staff and only in extenuating circumstances (such as investigations of Card Fraud by the Police). Your transaction information and customer card information is secure even from our own employees because our systems never display the full card numbers, even on administration screens.