Entersekt, a mobile-first fintech solutions firm, announced on Thursday it has received EMVCo certification for its e-commerce authentication solution, the 3-D Secure 2 access control server. According to Entersekt, EMVCo is a payments industry consortium managing global specifications for secure card-based e-commerce transactions.
Entersekt reported it has offered a 3-D Secure access control server (ACS) for many years. The company’s mobile-optimized solution was among the first to be accredited by Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Entersekt’s SVP products, Niel Bester, stated:
“Several years ago, Entersekt was the first company in Africa to earn accreditation for its ACS from all three of the big card networks. 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 also revealed it worked closely with stakeholders to ensure that its 3-D Secure 2 solution was among the first to be certified by EMVCo. The ACS forms part of Connekt, Entersekt’s commerce enablement product. As such, it comes bundled with a set of APIs enabling a large and growing number of in-app mobile payments services. Schalk Nolte, Entersekt’s CEO, went on to add:
“Our solution is more than just an access control server and mobile-first authentication process. It’s a whole new set of payments experiences waiting to be switched on in the card issuer’s app.