What is Encryption?

Encryption is the process to prevent unauthorized entry into a system.  The Encryption process scrambles and unscrambles information using mathematical equations and a secret code called a key.  Usually, one key encodes, and another key decodes.  The sender possesses the encoding key.  The decoding key may be possessed by several receivers.

Electronic Merchant Systems Payment Processing Glossary :

Defining key payment processing and merchant services industry terms to help business owners make better decisions.




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