Vibbek software for payment terminals, its cloud based terminal VCT, provides practically all the functions in a separate private cloud. This means that you can access the connected devices from anywhere via an absolutely secure connection, and that updates and software maintenance work can be performed centrally. This saves you costs, simplifies your processes, and means that you are already equipped for tomorrow's customer requirements today.
What's truly revolutionary about the Vibbek payment terminal software is the centralisation of practically all functions in a painstakingly secured private cloud. The local payment device only requires the VSD (Vibbek Secure-Driver) and the VPJ (Vibbek POS Junction). This creates a secure connection between the integrated terminals and the central functions in the cloud.
The central control means that any number of connected devices can be simultaneously updated or maintained at the press of a button – whether that's 10, 1000 or 100,000 terminals. It also makes replacing individual devices child's play. Summary: The VCT application enables you to enormously simplify your processes and make the resulting costs savings for each and every device.
All the central software components of the Vibbek solution are brought together under this definition. This includes Vibbek systems such as the Vibbek Central Server, Vibbek Log Server and the Vibbek Terminal Management System, as well as additional components such as the Database Management System.
The Vibbek Central Server is the core of the Vibbek solution. It is the central transaction machine that contains all the relevant business logic. The VCS is focused on speed and reliability. State-of-the-art cloud technology is used here, and data is stored securely in a private cloud. There is no single point of failure and the solution has fantastic scaling capacity with an increasing number of terminals. The VCS primarily consists of two levels: input management with the aid of the Active MQ and the Vibbek Transaction Server, which contains the business logic. Both modules are equipped with diverse interfaces.
This exceedingly proven «Open Source» message broker is responsible for monitoring incoming queries. Peak loads can be intercepted right at the transaction input, thereby preventing the system from crashing. AMQ also takes on load distribution to any number of VTS units. In addition, it provides interfaces to different monitoring systems (e.g. Nagios) with the aid of Vibbek Monitor plug-ins.
All software modules that can be installed at the Point of Sale (PoS) in the PINPad via the Terminal Management System. These include modules from the hardware manufacturer, as well as Vibbek's own modules. The hardware manufacturer that produces the device typically supplies the operating system and security functions, including the various EMV level 1 and 2 kernels. Vibbek then adds all the additional modules required for connecting and controlling the Thin Client (Vibbek PINPad plug-ins).
The additional modules supplied by Vibbek, which create a Vibbek Thin Client from a standard PINPad. The critical card data is encrypted in these modules.
The VPPs have two main functions: Abstracting the various hardware layers, and creating access to the specific security in the hardware used. This module is therefore referred to as the Vibbek Secure Driver.Creating a connection to all units involved (hardware, till, cloud, etc.). This component is referred to as the Vibbek PoS Junction.
Outside these modules, PCI-relevant data is only available in encrypted form, as tokens or (e.g. on the receipt) in masked form. Online PINs (which are of course encrypted) are also supported. This module is therefore particularly important in the event of "point to point encryption" (P2PE), as it takes on the role of end point for encryption of this type.
This junction connects the various internal and external modules with the cloud on the other side. The VPJ uses the VSD to access the hardware and security of the PINPad/terminal. It implements the till interface and controls menu navigation on the hardware. On the other side, it creates a connection to the Vibbek cloud and is functionally controlled by this (business logic in the cloud). For very diverse reasons, the VPJ is frequently delivered together with the VSD in one module.