"3DSecure is simple to use for cardholders while providing payment guarantee to the store. Furthermore, 3DSecure is accepted in the U.S., which may enable it to gain global coverage," says Euroline Manager Per Åström.
3DSecure functions in such a way that when the customer wants to pay, he/she has to state his/her card number. With the use of coded communication, this information is confirmed by the card company through a special security server. The customer identifies himself/herself with a password, then the bank verifies this information, and the seller gets the OK signal to carry out the purchase.
3DSecure allows the card company to simply identify and approve the buyer. Once this step is completed, the shop is guaranteed payment from Euroline.
"The major advantage with 3DSecure is that the buyer recognises the identification method from his/her bank or card issuer. Secure Electronic Transaction (SET), 3DSecure's predecessor, was harshly criticised for its complicated method," says Per Åström.
In order to offer 3DSecure, the shop needs to install the Merchant Plug-in software, which communicates with the customer's card issuer. The customer does not need any software.
3DSecure was developed by Visa in co-operation with partners such as the Arcot IT company.
MasterCard has also adopted the standard, which is also known as "Verified by Visa" and "MasterCard Secure Code," respectively.
For further information, please contact:
Per Åström, Euroline Manager, 070-564 7287
Rikard Malmfors, Euroline Marketing Manager, 08-14 6920
Kerstin Ottosson, Euroline Information Manager, 070-660 5200