Natural Security launches alliance for wireless biometric payments

Wednesday 20 November 2013 10:24 CET | News

Natural Security, a provider of authentication technology, has announced the launch of the Natural Security Alliance, an association for wireless biometric authentication.

The Alliance’s members include banks, card schemes, retailers, vendors, payment providers and IT communities, which all share a strategic commitment to delivering authentication and payment solutions based on biometric technology.

The Alliance is aimed at accelerating the adoption and ongoing development of Natural Security technology-based solutions.
The initial founding board, sponsor and community level members is comprised of companies such as AS 24 (TOTAL group), Banque Accord, BizRaiser, BNP Paribas, Carrefour Banque, CITC EuraRFID, Intervale, Concert International, Crédit Agricole, Crédit Mutuel Arkea, Dictao, Elitt, Galitt, Groupe Auchan, Groupement des cartes bancaires CB, ID3, Ingenico, Leroy Merlin, Mastercard, Oberthur Technologies, Paycert, PW Consultants, Sesame Touch, Six Payment Services, Swiss Capital International Group, Trust Designer, UINT, UL.

The Natural Security open Alliance has six main goals:
• To gather members from all areas of the payments ecosystem (i.e. banks, merchants, manufacturers, integrators)
• To evangelize & educate the wider payments and consumer communities on the standard and other areas relating to authentication
• To promote and encourage the development of products using the standard
• To license manufacturers of products that use the standard
• To drive evolution of the specifications to fill requirements of the market
• To build an interoperability strategy including tests and certification processes for the standard

The working-groups will be announced in the near future and topics will include EMV-based face-to-face payments and cash withdrawals, online authentication and mobile wallet for face-to-face payments.

The Natural Security open Alliance welcomes entities from all organisations interested in developing and using the standard and offers three levels of membership, Board, Sponsor and Community.

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Keywords: Natural Security Alliance, wireless biometric payments, e-identity
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
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