Bull and Openway partner to improve the security of e-payments

Moscow – Paris, 18 January 2016 - OpenWay, a recognized leader in e-payment processing and omni-channel banking software, and Bull, the Atos brand for its technology products and software, announce a partnership to integrate the OpenWay solution WAY4 for 3D Secure with the Bull CRYPT2Pay™ Hardware Security Modules.

Relying on their respective expertises and skills, Bull and OpenWay are associated to ensure e-payment security.

Bull CRYPT2Pay™ is a high performance encryption device leader on theEuropean market and gaining significant references worldwide, designed to secure the whole card lifecycle from its production until its operational usage,. Bull CRYPT2Pay™ PCI-HSM certified is widely used in international banking networks as American Express Global Network Services, Visa, MasterCard International and the French scheme “Groupement des Cartes Bancaires”.

To secure e-payment transactions, Bull CRYPT2Pay™ embeds 3-D Secure features. 3-D secure is a protocol used as an added layer of security for online credit and debit card transactions. The 3-D Secure protocol was deployed by Visa to improve the security of Internet payments and offered it to customers as the Verified by Visa service. Services based on the protocol have also been adopted by MasterCard, under the name MasterCard SecureCode, and by JCB International as J/Secure. 3-D Secure allows strong authentication of the cardholder during an online transaction, a powerful tool to reduce online payment fraud for payment processors and phishing fraud for card issuers.

About OpenWay

OpenWay Group is a payment processing software vendor (rated as strong positive by Gartner in 2009 and 2010). OpenWays WAY4 Card Issuing and Merchant Acquiring, Financial Switching, Personalised Mobile Payments, Mobile Wallet and other payment solutions successfully operate at 130 banks, processing and telecom companies in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.

About Bull

Bull is the Atos brand for its technology products and software, which are today distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. With a rich heritage of over 80 years of technological innovation, 2000 patents and a 700 strong R&D team supported by the Atos Scientific Community, it offers products and value-added software to assist clients in their digital transformation, specifically in the areas of Big Data and Cybersecurity.

Bull is the European leader in HPC and its products include bullx, the energy-efficient supercomputer; bullion, one of the most powerful x86 servers in the world developed to meet the challenges of Big Data; Evidian, the software security solutions for identity and access management and Hoox, the ultra-secure smartphone. Bull is part of Atos.

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Press contact : José de Vries  +31 6 30 27 26 11 – jose.devries@atos.net