NCR’s Alaric unveils new version of Authentic
Alaric, a unit of transaction technology provider NCR, has unveiled the latest version of Authentic, its transaction processing solution.
The new solution is a high-performance EFT authorization and routing system that manages transactions from all channels across the enterprise from ATM and POS to ecommerce and mobile.
The upgraded version includes a Web-service import utility that automates the configuration of Authentics core components like Message Mapper, facilitating the addition of code required to complete Web service processing and improve ease of use and time-to-market.
The product will translate XML messages to the ISO8583 format with minimal effort and programming to integrate new payment types into traditional payment systems.
Additionally, the new version of Authentic incorporates a new browser-based POS and card management interface makes it intuitive to use and align Authentic with the wider NCR CxBanking software suite.
Authentic includes a feature called orchestration that allows users to easily route transactions through different authorization paths, depending on the nature of the transaction.
Also, it will enable clients to have total strategic control of their system and to perform or maintain their own customizations, the company claims.
The latest version of Authentic, which will meet the demands of PA-DSS 3.0, will include other improvements such as new user authentication and cryptographic services to enhance the security.
NCR vice president and general manager of payments solutions Steve Nogalo said: “With the latest version of Authentic, we have incorporated the flexibility of the Google Web Toolkit, as well as providing new features and enhancements to further improve usability and flexibility.”