OpenWay and Thales: Proactive Approach to Security
OpenWay, the international vendor of WAY4 card management, channel banking and transaction switching software, has partnered with Thales to integrate its WAY4 platform with the Thales payShield 9000 host security module. In addition OpenWay has joined Thales eSecurity’s Alliance for Solution and Application Providers (ASAP) program for the ongoing sharing of knowledge and solution support. Such advanced partnership results in proactive protection against security threats. It benefits all banks and processors who use Thales host security modules in their WAY4-powered processing of e-commerce transactions. E-commerce volumes will grow significantly by 2014 both in US and Western Europe, as Forrester predicts.
July 6, 2011
”We at OpenWay have been supplying our clients with the most efficient security means in proactive manner for 15 years now. This strategy is possible due to our partnership with a leading cryptographic innovator like Thales”, comments Wim Pardon, Director of OpenWay EMEA. ”Our WAY4 platform widely relies on the cryptographic security provided by Thales. In addition to regular card-present operations, the payShield 9000 HSMs supports one-time-password authentication for processing WAY4 Web Banking, WAY4 Mobile Banking and WAY4 e-Commerce 3-D Secure transactions.” According to Forrester, US online retail (eCommerce) will grow at a 10 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2014 to reach nearly $249 billion. Correspondingly, the major Western European nations will grow at an 11 percent CAGR, hitting €114 billion in five years' time.
"Thales has been at the forefront of security and payments technology for more than 40 years, securing more than 70 percent of the world’s payment transactions", says Cynthia Provin, Director, Global Strategy and Marketing at Thales eSecurity. "Our partnership with OpenWay demonstrates our continued commitment to the payments industry by delivering innovative security solutions and effectively enables our customers to protect against fraud in their payment processing infrastructure."
Thales eSecurity is a leading global provider of data encryption solutions to the financial services, high technology manufacturing, government and technology sectors. With a 40-year track record of protecting corporate and government information, Thales solutions are used by four of the five largest energy and aerospace companies, 22 NATO countries, and secure more than 70 percent of worldwide payment transactions. Thales eSecurity has offices in France, Hong Kong, Norway, United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.thales-esecurity.com
Thales is a global technology leader for the defence & security and the aerospace & transport markets. In 2010 the company generated revenues of €13.1 billion, with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners.
OpenWay Group was founded over 15 years ago. We develop WAY4, an innovative e-payment processing framework for banks, payment processors, telcos and petrol companies.
OpenWay was initially headquartered in Brussels, Belgium with one R&D team there and another in St. Petersburg, Russia. Today we are a global company with 10 offices and 130 customers around the world.
Our portfolio consists of WAY4 Card and Merchant Management, Financial Switching, Personalised Channel Banking, Prepaid Cards, E-Commerce, Mobile Payments, Digital Wallet, DCC, Fuel Cards, and other solutions.
Our customers include tier-1 giants, mid-size companies, and ambitious start-ups:
- Equens, Western Europe (SEPA-acquiring of 0.5 million merchants on WAY4)
- Savings Bank of Russia (issuing and acquiring back-office, and authorization switch for 140 million credit and debit cards on WAY4)
- SIX Group, a leading European payment company processing over 4,000,000 cards and migrated over 30 banks to WAY4 within 15 months
- Comdata, USA (commercial cards on WAY4)
- Network International, the Middle East (a processing center with approximately 60 banks on WAY4)
- Raiffeisenbank Int., Eastern Europe (a processing center for 15 banks and countries on WAY4)
- Bank Audi, MENA region (more than 40 card products on WAY4 including NFC)
- Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan (the first bank to launch Visa P2P Mobile Transfers)
- Lukoil Intercard, Eastern Europe (B2B fuel cards with comprehensive loyalty services on WAY4)
WAY4 live installations consistently demonstrate high performance; for example, 90 million cards issued and authorized on a single platform and 12 million POS/ATM clearing transactions processed daily by a single acquirer.
OpenWay, known for its commitment to long-term relationships, both serves customers locally and provides global support. Today our team unites approximately 500 payment business, digital technology, and security professionals.