In Other News: GEMALTO (award); ACI (award); ADS (Forever 21); and FISERV (John Deere).
GEMALTO – Gemalto has been named a winner in the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. Gemalto’s SafeNet Authentication Service was voted best Multi-Factor Authentication Service by the 300,000 member LinkedIn Information Security Community. SafeNet Authentication Service is a cloud-based multi-factor authentication solution that delivers fully-automated, highly secure user authentication with flexible token options that are tailored to the unique needs of each organization, substantially reducing the total cost of operation.
ACI – ACI Worldwide has been awarded the new certificate of technical accreditation ‘trust mark,’ after passing the technical tests required by Faster Payments Scheme Ltd (FPSL), the System Operator behind Faster Payments. With the ‘trust mark’ accreditation, ACI has been officially recognized by FPSL as one of the ‘technical aggregators’ that helps payment and financial institutions gain access to real-time Faster Payments in a single or multi-tenant environment through FPSL’s New Access Model.
ADS – Alliance Data Systems says its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business (www.knowmoresellmore.com), a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand and business credit programs, has signed a new long-term agreement to provide private label and co-brand credit card services for Los Angeles-based Forever 21. One of the world’s fastest-growing retailers, Forever 21 operates more than 760 stores worldwide, offering the latest fashion trends for apparel and accessories to women, men and kids at a great value.
FISERV – Fiserv has renewed its contract with John Deere Financial, the global financial services division of Deere & Company, to continue providing their revolving credit card processing for another 10 years. The new agreement extends a relationship with Fiserv that began in 2000.