Chicago (IL), August 17th, 2015
InfoGard was founded in 1993 with a mission to provide accredited IT Security assurance services to customers worldwide. Over the years InfoGard has expanded its services by investing in multiple formal accreditation programs, and has recently been accredited to perform EMV Terminal Type Approval testing(*).
To achieve this new accreditation, InfoGard has been cooperating with Galitt, a consulting company which provides EMV-related services as well as EMVCo and Payment Brands qualified test tools. This cooperation has included EMV education and a comprehensive and ready-to-use Test Suite to prepare accepting devices for the Level 2 Type Approval process, testing compliance with the application requirements as defined in the EMV Specifications.
Gérard de Moura, President and CEO of Galitt US, stated: “The US EMV migration is challenging the whole industry, and the local presence of highly-vetted labs should facilitate the process. InfoGard has demonstrated for years its expertise in payments through security evaluation, and appeared to us as a great partner in the US market and beyond. We are proud that they selected Galitt to help them becoming a major EMV player and we look forward to strengthening our cooperation with them.”
Doug Biggs, Chief Technology Officer, InfoGard Laboratories, added: “InfoGard is excited to be able to offer our PCI PTS customers the additional benefit of EMV test services. We have found the Galitt tools to be both powerful and well refined. The in-person training provided by Galitt was very effective and allowed our engineers to rapidly become proficient with the tools.
InfoGard is glad to have selected Galitt, as our interaction with them has shown their employees to have a high degree of professionalism and industry expertise. This is very important to us, because the nature of the EMV test tools is that they require ongoing updates to reflect current EMV standards. We are confident we have selected the right organization to support this long-term need.“
Galitt builds upon its long experience and expertise in test tools for the card and payment industry to propose a unique homogeneous suite of tools: unit testing, acceptance testing, evaluation and certification, prototyping, stress and load testing. The quality of the user interface provides flexibility to users, allowing use at all levels from occasional to expert testers. Galitt test tools provide a unified user interface allowing users to become instantly operational on new tests, along with a high level of automation in order to ensure efficiency and reliability in the test process.
(*) EMVCo accreditation does not under any circumstances include any endorsement or warranty regarding the functionality, quality or performance of any particular product or service. EMVCo does not warrant any products or services provided by third parties. EMVCo accreditation does not under any circumstances include or imply any product warranties from EMVCo, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, or non-infringement, all of which are expressly disclaimed by EMVCo. All rights and remedies regarding products and services which have received EMVCo accreditation shall be provided by the party providing such products or services, and not by EMVCo.
About Galitt US (www.galitt.us) – Galitt has been dedicated for 25 years to providing education, consultancy, testing and certification services for payment systems and secure electronic transactions. Galitt US, with the support of its parent company in France, is focused on assisting US stakeholders in a swift, efficient and streamlined process with their EMV migration. Galitt has been helping financial institutions including Issuers, Acquirers, Processors, ISOs, ISVs, VARs and Merchants migrate to EMV since the first European deployments. Now, Galitt US actively assists US customers with a wide array of services ranging from: off-the-shelf EMV education courses; Brand qualified EMV test tools; as well as EMV consulting and certification services. Galitt also provides expertise in emerging payments, including GlobalPlatform and NFC technologies.
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