We provide payment gateway setup services that authorizes payments for e-businesses, online retailers, bricks and clicks etc. It is the equivalent of a physical point of sale terminal located in most retail outlets. Payment gateway protects credit cards details encrypting sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, to ensure that information passes securely between the customer and the merchant and also between merchant and payment processor.
- Since the customer is usually required to enter personal details, the entire communication of 'Submit Order' page (i.e. customer - payment gateway) is carried out through HTTPS protocol.
- To validate the request of the payment page result, signed request is often used - which is the result of the hash function in which the parameters of an application confirmed by a "secret word", known only to the merchant and payment gateway.
- To validate the request of the payment page result, sometimes IP of the requesting server has to be verified.
- There is a growing support by acquirers, issuers and subsequently by payments gateways for Virtual Payer Authentication (VPA), implemented as 3-D Secure protocol - branded as Verified by VISA, MasterCard SecureCode and J/Secure by JCB, which adds additional layer of security for online payments. 3-D Secure promises to alleviate some of the problems facing online merchants, like the inherent distance between the seller and the buyer, and the inability of the first to easily confirm the identity of the second.