Netsize, the world's leading operator billing platform, achieves PCI DSS certification
New certification enables immediate credit card payments.
Netsize, a Gemalto company, has achieved PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry & Data Security Scheme) certification, extending the capabilities of its payment platform beyond operator billing to allow end-user credit card details to be securely stored and thereby facilitate convenient, immediate transactions.
Mobile and digital content providers will now be able to offer consumers an even wider range of secure payment options, including higher transaction limits, to a potential market of two billion consumers and three billion devices.
The Netsize payment platform already enables content providers to connect directly to the billing platforms of 160 mobile network operators in more than 50 different countries, supporting seamless and efficient payments directly from a handset for purchases of apps, music, images and videos. By meeting the stringent requirements of the globally recognised PCI DSS standard, Netsize delivers yet more flexibility to this mobile payment ecosystem, with the same high standards in security that the company has been known to provide. In particular, the new certification enables higher transaction limits, which enables faster time-to-market for a host of premium mobile services.
To meet the demands of PCI DSS, Netsize has developed a new infrastructure that includes a dedicated server, network and encryption engine to store, process and transmit the credit card numbers.
"The Netsize mobile payment platform offers an unrivalled gateway to the vast and rapidly growing global market for digital services and content on handheld devices, which generated sales worth EUR1 billion during 2012," said Fr'ed'eric Deman, General Manager of Netsize. "The addition of PCI DSS certification for secure and seamless credit card payments represents yet another leap forward in terms of the commercial opportunities available to merchants using Netsize solutions."
Netsize - a Gemalto company - is the global leader for mobile operator micro-payment solution and messaging services. It connects and contracts directly with mobile operators and helps its clients to monetise mobile services or provide messaging services. These can be for selling digital goods or for vending and ticketing, as well as for value-added services, like mobile marketing, to manage customer relationships and app store payments.
The Netsize payment and messaging network reaches more than two billion consumers. It connects more than 1 000 merchants and service providers to over 160 mobile network operators. This unique coverage gives it the ability to innovate and offer its clients customised in-app payment, P-SMS, as well as online and direct billing solutions in more than 50 countries.
Netsize employs more than 250 telecoms professionals and has local offices in 21 countries. By using its direct connections to its broad base of mobile operators worldwide, its clients can enjoy the benefits of focusing on quick market engagement and results-driven campaigns.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2012 annual revenues of EUR2.2 billion and more than 10 000 employees operating out of 83 offices and 13 research and development centres, located in 43 countries.
Gemalto is at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work - any time, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, e-healthcare and e-government efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. It develops secure embedded software and secure products, which it designs and personalises. Its platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.
Its innovations enable its clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.
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