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Rapidata Services switches to biometric security in BACSTEL-IP roll-out

Monday 21 March 2005 17:36 CET | News

Rapidata Services, the BACS approved bureau for Direct Debit processing has become the first company to deploy biometric security controls as part of its payment file submission procedure to BACS.

Using EigerPAY Gateway, the BACSTEL-IP submission software from Eiger Systems, Europe’s leading developer of validation and payment solutions for automated banking and e-commerce, Rapidata authorises users through the use of a highly secure, biometric finger scan device. This technology is in addition to the standard requirements of a password and user name to access the BACSTEL-IP platform. BACS is currently in the process of migrating all its users to a new payment platform known as BACSTEL-IP which is scheduled to replace the existing BACSTEL service by 31st December 2005. One of the key benefits of the new system is that it has been designed to accommodate a significant increase in the level of security available to users. Primarily this will ensure that the submission of payment files can be conducted in a secure environment, increasing flexibility by enabling more processes to be automated and minimising human intervention to reduce the risk of fraud. These heightened levels of security come as standard with the new BACSTEL-IP software, but Eiger Systems remains the only BACS approved software provider to support the addition of a biometric module. By developing an advanced software solution for BACSTEL-IP, Eiger Systems has become the first choice for many of the largest submitters of payment files to BACS, especially those looking for a secure system that needs to be deployed enterprise-wide as opposed to running within a single department or site. The new EigerPAY Gateway software replaces the two previous systems that were used by Rapidata Services for the transmission of AUDDIS and Direct Debit files and the retrieval of reports from BACS using the X400 service.


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