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 over 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 recognized 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 cards numbers.
“The Netsize mobile payment platform offers an unrivaled gateway to the vast and rapidly growing global market for digital services and content on handheld devices, which generated sales worth €1 billion during 2012,” said Frédéric 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.”