Nedbank Iveri Secure Payment Gateway
iVeri is a payments technology company which enables banks and businesses to facilitate transaction acceptance. They are based in Johannesburg. iVeri, established in 1998, is South Africa’s largest provider of technology for virtual and mobile commerce
iVeri is PCI DSS compliant, (a payment card industry security requirement for entities that process, transmit and/or store cardholder data) and EMV approved. iVeri’s mobile payment solution has been listed as a mobile payment solutions that “meet industry standards and MasterCard best practices” by MasterCard and is listed as a Visa ready for mPOS solution.
3 Domain Security – is a new method of security mandated by the Card Associations to enhance the security of online transactions. Mastercard’s product is called “SecureCode” and Visa’s product is called “Verified by Visa”.
The 3D-Secure refers to three domains involved in the security, they are:
the Acquiring or Merchant’s bank
the Card Association’s financial networks ie Mastercard and Visa
the Issuing or Cardholder’s bank.
Very simply the system authenticates the cardholder before the transaction takes place by diverting the browser to the bank that issued the card, who then request some secret, perhaps a pin, from their cardholder that will conclusively prove that this actually is the cardholder entitled to use this card. Once they are satisfied that this is their cardholder they issue an authentication receipt which is then presented to the merchants bank along with the authorisation request. If the transaction is then approved by the issuing bank they may not charge the transaction back to the merchant because the cardholder disputes the transaction as not being originated by them.
Virtual Card Services is compliant and in fact was the first South African payment gateway to be certified by both Mastercard and Visa for 3D-Secure transactions through First National Bank, Standard Bank and ABSA.