Ascert Makes Level 3 Testing for Visa Available to Customers

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Using Ascert’s new Visa-approved Test Driver package, companies in the EFT space can use VersaTest for Level 3 message testing in a COVID-19 safe, virtual environment.

Ascert has released the latest version of its Visa test driver with added EMV features. This new functionality has been included in the VersaTest Visa driver package to allow it to produce EMV Level 3 Online Message Logs (OML) when simulating the Visa network, in a manner compliant with the latest requirements from EMVCo & Visa. VersaTest is the first Level 3 OML-compliant Host Simulator published in Visa’s list of “EMVCo-qualified and Visa-confirmed L3 test tools”.

EMV level 3 testing is the testing of a transaction from an EMV terminal card acceptance device to the acquirer's system and on to payment authorization systems. Ascert's Visa driver allows a virtual representation of the Visa network to be created and used to test the acquirer's acceptance of EMV Visa card originated transactions from a merchant's terminal via the acquirer's internal systems and on to Visa without physically connecting to the Visa network.

A typical use would be testing an EMV contactless POS transaction from a merchant using a Visa contactless card. Once the test data has been run, the logs can be extracted and submitted to Visa as part of a certification process. The Ascert Visa Driver enables companies that test their Visa transactions to completely automate the process from start to finish, with auto error identification, and prescriptive fixes detailed right down to the bit level.

The updated Visa test driver can be used with VersaTest either on-premises or via the company’s popular cloud-based certification and testing service, Ascertified ( A growing number of companies have created a hybrid of both cloud and self-hosted options, increasing flexibility for both internal users and external partners.
To find out more about Ascert’s Visa network testing as well as other Ascert testing and certification products, visit the Ascert web site or contact a local Ascert office.

More 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 for Ascert’s VersaTest product 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:
Rich 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)

For inquiries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa:
Martin Travers
Ascert Limited
6th Floor DBP House
63 Mark Lane
London, England EC3R 7NQ
United Kingdom
London EC1M 3JP England
Telephone: +44 (20) 7488 3470
Fax: +44 (20) 7488 3477
E-mail: ukinfo(at)

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