Bahrain-based digital banking and payments specialist NEC Payments has teamed up with Netcetera to help it implement 3D Secure 2.2, the authentication protocol for online card-based payments.
Not to be confused with any affiliates of Japan’s NEC – a biometrics specialist that has itself been exploring the payments space – NEC Payments was founded in late 2014 and offers tech solutions tailored for online banking and transactions. Today, the company has offices in London and Johannesburg, and offers its services across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
Now, the company is looking to further expand its footprint, especially in Europe and North America, and to that end it sought to implement 3-D Secure 2.2 in order to ensure Strong Customer Authentication, and comply with various regulatory schemes.
Headquartered in Zurich, Netcetera stepped in to upgrade NEC Payments from its 3DS 1.0 framework. Thanks to its Access Control Server platform, NEC Payments now enables its customers to bypass cumbersome security procedures that were previously in place.
“We are delighted that we have found a partner in Netcetera that can support our requirements and deliver the latest security protocols in personalised settings and are looking forward to a long and fruitful collaboration to drive our business forward,” commented NEC Payments CEO Andrew Sims.
Netcetera has proven to be a popular 3DS compliance partner in recent months, with Nok Nok Labs and Entrust each having teamed up with the company earlier this year.
Moving forward, NEC Payments plans to expand its use of “silent authentication for virtual cards”, according to a statement announcing the 3DS 2.2 upgrade.