Strong customer authentication (SCA) is a new European regulatory requirement for reducing fraud and making online payments more secure. To accept payments and comply with SCA requirements, Payment Service Providers must add an additional authentication step in their payment flows. SCA requires that authentication uses at least two of the following three elements.
Banks will have to refuse payments that require strong customer authentication (SCA) if they do not meet the requirements of this authentication procedure. Although the regulations came into force on September 14th 2019, the new deadline fixed to fully apply these requirements is December 31st 2020.
Changes introduced by this new regulation will greatly affect online banking and electronic payment services in Europe.
In addition to supporting new authentication methods, we are convinced that choosing for MAINSYS as a recognized partner in security brings you significant added value in building a fluent, secure and high quality online banking and payment experience.
With more than 15 years of experience in online banking solutions and more recently with the arrival of PSD2, MAINSYS offers European banks a leading expertise in the field of security.
The TOTP (Time-based One-Time Password) sent by SMS for Login and Signature is replaced by showing a QR code. The user will have to scan a QR code with the FRONTeO Mobile app. This generates a notification allowing him to visualize what he’s going to sign. Finally, the signature itself is done by Fingerprint or Face ID (or by App PIN code).
FRONTeO SCA is composed of two separate modules:
Fingerprint or FaceID is an alternative to the digit PIN code and the client has the option to activate/unactivate it.
From a mobile security perspective, the most recent technologies are being used to strengthen the security of FRONTeO SCA.
With FRONTeO SCA and its global process, banks have a complete offer meeting the new authentication rules for PSD2 and e-Banking.
FRONTeO SCA can easily integrate an e-commerce 3DSecure v2 flow to carry out the SCA according to the strategy of the banks.
With our technology, banks can focus on building a phased implementation and testing plan in order to ensure that the introduction of new SCA causes minimal disruption to their existing flows.
Our FRONTeO SCA solution helps banks to retain full ownership of the customer experience while benefiting from the flexibility to adapt to their specific conditions.
MAINSYS continues to work closely with its customers to ensure they migrate to authentication approaches that are compliant with SCA.