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New access control server from Entersekt certified by EMVCo

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Mobile fintech provider Entersekt has announced that its 3-D Secure 2 access control server (ACS) has been certified for card-based ecommerce transactions by EMVCo.

The original version of Entersekt’s 3-D Secure ACS was among the first accredited by Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, and has been popular with consumers in both Europe and South Africa, according to the announcement. The ACS is offered as part of Entersekt’s commerce enablement product, Connekt, bundled with APIs to enable a growing range of in-app mobile payment services. Entersekt’s technology enables businesses to build strong authentication, including biometrics and the company’s phone-as-a-token authentication, into ecommerce apps.

“Several years ago, Entersekt was the first company in Africa to earn accreditation for its ACS from all three of the big card networks,” recalled Entersekt’s SVP products Niel Bester of an early milestone in the company’s history. “This time around, with 3-D Secure 2, I’m pleased to see we are not only the first in Africa but fifteenth in the world. Congratulations, team, this yet again demonstrates our expertise in mobile-first e-commerce authentication.”

Entersekt says adoption of the new 3-D Secure protocol will be much more widespread, due to EMVCo’s attention to reducing friction in online shopping.

“Our solution is more than just an access control server and mobile-first authentication process,” said Schalk Nolte, Entersekt’s CEO. “It’s a whole new set of payments experiences waiting to be switched on in the card issuer’s app.

Entersekt joined the ForgeRock Trust Network near the beginning of 2018.

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