MasterCard claims 37 vendors signed up for SPA authentication protocol
21 March 2002 | 3796 views | 0
MasterCard International says it has signed up 37 vendors to its Secure Payment Application (SPA) based on the company's Ucaf (Universal Cardholder Authentication Field) infrastructure.
MasterCard's SPA gurantees payment to online merchants by authenticating cardholders and generating and transporting transaction specific evidence that a legitimate account holder authorised the transaction.
Vendors that have licensed MasterCard’s Ucaf and SPA include: Abssys Consulting, ACI Worldwide, AdValvas Group, AmeriCert, Applied Payment Corp., Arcot, Card Tech Limited, Cardinal Commerce, Cast Technologies, Certegy, ClearCommerce, CyberSource, Cyota, Danet Consult, DebiTech, eCash, ECogNito, eIntact, eSpace, Gpayments, Consult Hyperion, Innova Bilisim Cozumleri, i-TransAct, Modirum, Molan Corp., M2M, nCipher, OneEmpower, Orbiscom, QSI Payments, Safewww, Schlumberger, Snipware Worldwide, Thales e-Security, Transale, Welgate and Zensar.
Stephen Orfei, senior vice president, e-commerce and eB2B Center of Excellence, MasterCard International, says: “By working closely with vendors that specialise in various security schemes from pseudo account numbers to chip technology, MasterCard is increasing wide industry support for the Ucaf and SPA combination.”