HID buys Quantum Secure
HID Global announced that it has acquired Quantum Secure, a provider of software solutions for managing identities, access compliance and provisioning access within physical security infrastructure.
Quantum Secure’s SAFE software suite provides an integrated physical security policy platform to manage secure identities, compliance and operational analytics across multiple sites and systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
FIS enables Touch ID for bank customers
FIS is adding the ability to access account information and withdrawal cash at ATMs with Apple’s Touch ID.
FIS, a provider of banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions, is including biometric access to its Mobile Banking application. This functionality enables customers to check account balances and access to cash with only a touch.
With this, FIS is offering fingerprint access to its Cardless Cash ATM application. Cardless Cash enables users to make cash withdrawals at an ATM using only their smartphone. Authentication, account selection and amount selection all occur through the mobile app and a QR code is scanned to complete the transaction.
The Bancorp will be offering this service to its customers.
7Layers, FIME partner for NFC testing
7Layers and FIME announced the signing of a partnership and the launch of a testing and certification offering for the near field communication (NFC) enabled handset market. The collaboration provides consultancy, test tools, certification and laboratory services. It covers the full range of standards that devices must comply with before secure NFC services like mobile payments can be deployed.
7Layers offers test systems, as well as test and certification services, for a variety of wireless specifications including schemes such as Global Certification Forum (GCF), PTCRB, Bluetooth etc.; while FIME covers GCF, GSMA, GlobalPlatform, EMVCo and the global payment schemes.
It is mandatory for NFC devices to be compliant to the GSMA NFC Handset Test Book PRD TS27, as referenced by GCF. Additionally, for the launch of mobile contactless payment services, devices need to be validated against a range of payment specifications.
Both companies also offer test tools that cover both network dependent and network independent NFC test requirements for device and service pre-certification and formal approval.