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ValidSoft is the world’s leading provider of telecommunications-based authentication and transaction verification solutions for financial services and government organisations. As the banking and payments world, in particular, begins to converge onto smart telecommunications-based devices, the ValidSoft integrated security platform, built solely on a real-time zero client-footprint model, allows organisations to leverage these convergence devices to provide visible and invisible security layers for all transaction channels, whilst also providing protection where the device itself is the channel.
This integrated platform, using proprietary technologies including Out-of-Band authentication and transaction verification, Proximity Correlation Logic, Pseudo Device Theft detection and biometric voice verification, allows organisations to protect all of their customer transaction channels within a single platform. This combination of technologies provides solutions from simply detecting SIM Swap fraud through to the world’s first commercially available indigenous Four-factor authentication solution. Internet banking, M-banking, Mobile Wallet, Mobile Payments, Card-present, card-not-present, NFC, citizen online services and more are all supported through either one or more of these integrated telecommunications-based techniques.
The ValidSoft platform is also built on privacy, an underlying principle in all our solutions. ValidSoft was the first security company in the world to be awarded a prestigious European Privacy Seal; EuroPriSe. It has now been awarded two seals, one in March 2010 for the VALid-POS card-present fraud detection solution and in September 2011 for VALid-4F, the four-factor authentication and transaction verification solution that incorporates both biometric voice verification and Proximity Correlation Logic; knowing where someone is or isn’t. The second Seal confirms the company’s ability to maintain the highest privacy standards in its work with citizens’ information when contracted by financial services organizations and government departments
In March 2011, ValidSoft was also awarded a registered data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
This blog is a reproduction of a comment from Pat Carroll, CEO, ValidSoft. It explains why Europol's suggested solution to cross-border card fraud (i.e. geo-blocking of EU issued EMV cards) is not the right way to go about it.
The evolution of online technologies has opened up new means for fraudsters to steal data that leaves the financial services industry at risk, more so than ever before. Pat Carroll, CEO of ValidSoft, a provider of telecommunications-based authentication and transaction verification solutions, discusses the ever-evolving methods of online fraud and what the financial services industry should learn from breaches.
My CEO wrote recently on project OSCAR and clearance from the EC (http://www.finextra.com/community/fullblog.aspx?blogid=6923). Point of interest for this group is how security could well become the key differentiator for whomever will win that race. There are lots of players out there. Often with emerging technologies, the urgency of getting product to market is not aligned with a corresponding urgency for risk-management.