Nok Nok Labs and Netcetera to Provide Delegated Authentication Solutions for Compliance with PSD2-Strong Customer Authentication and EMV® 3-D Secure

March 10, 2021
Media Contact: Katie Pesek | Merritt Group | 703.390.1505 | NNLPR@merrittgrp.com

Nok Nok Labs (Nok Nok), the trusted leader in passwordless authentication and Netcetera, the trusted partner for digital payment solutions, today announced a partnership that will deliver delegated authentication solutions to merchants and payment providers seeking to address PSD2-SCA and 3DS 2.x protocols compliance. By utilizing the Nok Nok™ S3 Authentication Suite’s FIDO-based passwordless authentication, merchants, PSPs and acquirers can more securely and easily authenticate users, as well as increase their visibility into authentication processes and compliance in order to assess risk.

With the arrival of COVID-19, the need for eCommerce merchants to accelerate transformations to a digital-first and more agile payments world has never been greater. According to McKinsey’s Global Payments report, buying patterns experienced decades of change in just a few short months. Governments relaxed some deadlines for the implementation of authentication regulations, but now more than ever issuers, merchants and payment providers need secure authentication solutions to help them catch-up with COVID-19 buying/payment realties and comply with regulations such as PSD2-SCA. As more end-users rely on their mobile devices and the cloud to access vital home, work and banking applications, methods that provide access across all of these devices, applications and services need to be scalable, convenient and secure.

“Global banking regulations and COVID-19 contactless and mobile buying habits are speeding the demand for secure and easy-to-use authentication solutions,” said Walter Beisheim, Chief Business Development Officer, Nok Nok Labs. “Nok Nok and Netcetera can now offer banks and payment providers a customer experience that doesn’t interrupt the transaction while still meeting global regulations for risk.”

With the tightened security requirements that will come into effect with the implementation of PSD2-SCA, there is fear of more friction and less user-friendliness for the end customer, i.e., more abandonment of carts which leads to lost revenue. “Combining solutions from Nok Nok and Netcetera to enable Delegated Authentication, makes it easier for payment processors and merchants to provide compliance, security and convenience at the same time.” says Kurt Schmid, Marketing & Innovation Director Secure Digital Payments at Netcetera.

Delegated Authentication gives merchants strong customer authentication needed as a one-click authentication. It also provides the ability to perform Transaction Confirmation in accordance with the non-repudiation element of PSD2; an often-overlooked requirement. Collectively, Nok Nok and Netcetera enable merchants to see fewer abandoned purchases and higher customer satisfaction.

Recently Netcetera, Nok Nok and The Paypers discussed how PSD2-SCA could be seen as path to higher customer satisfaction and stronger security in a webinar which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFu7E2BU8e0&feature=emb_logo

About Netcetera
Netcetera is a global software company with cutting-edge IT products and individual digital solutions in the areas of secure digital payment, financial technologies, media, transport, healthcare and insurance. More than 2,000 banks and issuers, and over 100,000 merchants rely on the digital payment solutions and globally certified 3-D Secure products of the market leader for payment security. The owner-managed company covers the entire IT lifecycle, from ideation and strategy to implementation and operation. The balanced combination of the latest technologies and proven standards ensures investment security, from large-scale projects to innovative start-ups. Founded in 1996, Netcetera is a holding company with 700 employees and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, with additional locations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Further information: netcetera.com Follow us to stay up to date: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing or Instagram

About Nok Nok Labs (Nok Nok)
Nok Nok is the trusted leader in passwordless consumer authentication to the world’s largest organizations. Delivering the most innovative authentication solutions in the market today, Nok Nok empowers global organizations to improve the user experience to access digital services, while meeting the most advanced privacy and regulatory requirements. The Nok Nok™ S3 Authentication Suite integrates into existing security environments to deliver a proven, cost-effective, future-proof and standards-based passwordless consumer authentication solution. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the company has delivered unique inventions and innovations that are protected by a robust global patent portfolio. As a founder of the FIDO Alliance and inventor of FIDO specifications, Nok Nok is the expert in deploying standards-based authentication, and its industry leading customers and partners include BBVA, DDS, Inc., Ericsson, Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Intuit, Lenovo, MTRIX GmbH, NTT DATA, NTT DOCOMO, OneSpan, SoftBank, T-Mobile and Verizon. For more information, visit www.noknok.com.