Ascert Provides Testing Support for Apply Pay System

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Ascert adds message testing for Apple Pay to the Ascertified portal.

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The whole area of contactless transaction processing and tokenization is nothing new to us. As a pioneer in the testing of these technologies, it was really just a matter of generating new algorithms to work within our existing testing simulations.

Ascert, an innovator in automated-testing software technology with its VersaTest product line and Ascertified, its cloud-based testing services delivery platform, announces support for testing of the Apple Pay mobile payment technology. Using Ascert’s flexible VersaTest Automation Server technology, the company has enhanced many of its standard test simulations to include transactions from the Apple Pay system.

“We’re quite pleased to see Apple’s entrance into the contactless payment space,” says Simon Miles, Ascert’s Chief Architect. Their large share of the mobile device market can help accelerate the adoption of mobile banking technologies. The whole area of contactless transaction processing and tokenization is nothing new to us. As a pioneer in the testing of these technologies, it was really just a matter of generating new algorithms to work within our existing testing simulations. We’ve already worked with some of our customers to assist them in their testing and preparation to receive Apple Pay transactions.”

Using Apple’s new technology, which stores the consumers encrypted payment information on the iPhone’s secure element, the consumer can easily conduct commerce using near field chip technology. Ascert’s VersaTest technology simulates the token and transaction data that would be contained in “live” Apple Pay transactions thereby enabling easy, automated testing for the interface. VersaTest is able to automatically identify any issues relating to faulty messages and prescriptively suggest an error fix. The process is in many ways similar to other contactless transaction processing or tokenization schemes that Ascert has helped the financial industry test for over a decade.

To find out more about Ascertified and VersaTest, visit the Ascert website or contact a local Ascert office.

About Ascert:
Ascert is recognized as a leading provider of premier testing software solutions. Ascert was founded in 1992 to provide automated software testing solutions that help companies measure the performance, reliability and scalability of their mission-critical back-end servers and applications. With over 100 clients worldwide, Ascert's products and services are used at some of the world's most successful companies. Off-the-shelf simulators include solutions for EFT testing, POS testing, stress testing, ATM testing, Fraud testing, IFX testing, EMV/chip card testing, ISO8583 testing and 3270 & 6530 terminal testing. Ascert’s custom simulators have been used for testing air traffic control systems and biometric payment systems. Ascert delivers flexible solutions that are either customer site installed or accessed via Ascert’s Remote Testing Services. Ascert's products assist testing professionals across industry segments to better manage their testing processes and environments through an end-to-end tool set.

For inquiries in the America’s and Asia-Pacific:
Richard B. Greene
Ascert, LLC
759 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Telephone: 1-415-339-8500
Toll Free:1-877-ASCERT-IT
Fax: 1-415-339-8501
E-mail: info(at)ascert(dot)com
http://www.ascert.com

For inquiries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa:
Mike Wainwright
Ascert, Limited
3rd Floor Signet House
49 - 51 Farringdon Road
London EC1M 3JP England
Telephone: +44 (20) 7488 3470
Fax: +44 (20) 7488 3477
E-mail: ukinfo(at)ascert(dot)com
http://www.ascert.com

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