Integration of Webpay software with Chrysalis-ITS hardware provides a secure, cost-effective and high performance payment authentication solution for Financial Institutions
Sydney, Australia and Ottawa, Ontario - June 23, 2003 - Chrysalis-ITS and Webpay today announced their collaboration on a number of integrated hardware and software solutions to combat online payment fraud for Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode projects. The companies are combining market-leading Chrysalis-ITS Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), with the flexible and cost effective Access Control Server (ACS) software from Webpay. Both integrated components are designated for use in Verified by Visa (VbV) and MasterCard payment authentication systems.
The first phase in the strategic relationship between the companies involved the integration of Chrysalis-ITS` Luna CA3 and Luna SA HSMs with the Webpay Transaction Server optimized for secure payments and authentication. This complementary solution is available now. The companies have also announced plans to port the Webpay software directly onto the Chrysalis-ITS Ultimate Trust Solution Platform (UTSP), to deliver an easy to deploy commoditized payment authentication appliance for card issuing banks.
"Performance tests conducted by Intel clearly demonstrate the ability of a combined Webpay and Chrysalis-ITS payment switching platform to significantly outperform today`s available solutions. This combination is ideally suited to protect sensitive encryption keys, and accelerate the high volume of cryptographic operations that occur in secure electronic payments," said Aaron Bartrim, CEO, Webpay. "The next phase in our strategic partnership will address the market demand for an ACS bundle that delivers the flexibility of the Webpay solution and the high security of Chrysalis-ITS secure server hardware in a low cost appliance for online payment authentication."
"We`re thrilled to work with Webpay to deliver robust payment authentication solutions for Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode participants," said Dave Longbottom, President and CEO of Chrysalis-ITS. "Chrysalis-ITS HSMs ensure that sensitive cryptographic keys or processes are never exposed to potential attackers where they could be stolen or manipulated to create fraudulent authorization of illegitimate transactions. In addition, our plans for closer integration with Webpay`s flexible VbV and SecureCode ACS products will produce an easy to deploy, out-of-the-box solution for issuing banks and payment processors."
Chrysalis-ITS HSMs play a critical role for cryptographic key storage in enabling card-issuers to confirm a cardholder`s identity to a web-based merchant during the checkout process in an online transaction. The Webpay Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode solution provides the Access Control Server and Merchant Plug-In software capability in an easy-to-use, flexible environment that is fully compliant for both online payment authentication schemes.
About Chrysalis-ITS HSMs for Payment Authentication
Chrysalis-ITS has built its reputation on high security for verticals like the financial industry that mandate the use of cryptographic processing with high key management functionality to ensure the integrity of transactions. The architecture and unique features of Chrysalis-ITS HSMs are purpose built to ensure the secure and reliable communication of mission critical financial information and transactional data. Hundreds of financial institutions around the world use Chrysalis-ITS products to secure some of their most critical security applications. Chrysalis-ITS HSMs, validated to FIPS 140-2 Level 3, provide high-performance cryptographic processing capabilities, for both security and ample performance for processing authentication transactions.
About Webpay Payments and Authentication Solutions
Webpay`s VbV and MasterCard SecureCode Solutions deliver highly secure, cost effective and low risk approach for implementing the Verified by Visa, and MasterCard SecureCode authentication standards. The Webpay solutions are offered as both an in-house solution or as a fully hosted service. Both software offerings are based on an expanded functionality inherent in the Webpay Transaction Server, offering a service that is quick and painless to implement and upgrade.
Chrysalis-ITS is a leading vendor of hardware security modules, servers and appliances to secure and accelerate online applications. Focused on security, performance and low deployment cost, Chrysalis-ITS products power security solutions for the world`s leading financial institutions, service providers, and government agencies. Headquartered in Ottawa, with regional offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, the company website is
Webpay has specialized experience and software products for the security and optimization of electronic transactions. Working closely with financial institutions, Webpay has developed innovative secure payment solutions that are low-risk and cost-effective in the market. By focusing on both the needs of customers, and using the latest emerging technologies, Webpay has developed robust, scalable and commercially proven solutions addressing all authentication, security and trust requirements for payments. www.webpay.com.au
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