Back to the Basics: 3DS Explained

3-D Secure, or 3DS, is a strong customer authentication protocol activated during a card-not-present (CNP) checkout process to confirm the cardholders’ identity prior to authorization. It is an extra layer of protection designed to reduce the risk of online fraud. Merchants all over the world use 3DS as a component of their eCommerce fraud prevention […]

Considering 3D Secure 2.0? What Merchants Need To Know

The alphabet soup of payment authentication protocols has been more visible in the press and general eCommerce and payments buzz lately. Why? Because the latest update of a decades-old card-not-present payment authentication protocol launched earlier this year. Plus, PSD2 is going into effect on September 14th for merchants, and one aspect of this European regulation […]