Acquiring host validation testing
New acquiring host connections to a payment network must be validated according to payment network requirements. Host validation is typically required prior to terminal integration certification and the transition to production.
FIME provides technical services to perform host validation testing on behalf of acquirers. Our consultants can help you get into production quickly and efficiently with test plan optimization and ‘on-behalf’ host validation testing performed at your test location.
Test project outsourcing
The validation project for an acquirer host can be a lengthy project. There are new rules and process to obtain, understand and implement for every new payment network connection added and it may be challenging to locate the right expertise to execute your project.
When you outsource your project to FIME you can be confident. We have provided host validation test services to acquirers around the world for many years and our expertise has been established through hands-on practice.
Project optimization and testing
The FIME test consultant will:
review the test plan, align it as appropriate to the transaction profiles you aim to support and optimise project testing
ensure the test environment is correctly set up and perform testing
identify and diagnose arising test issues and direct/advise your IT staff on issue resolution
Brands: Mastercard, Visa
Transaction profiles: Magnetic stripe, EMV Chip (contact and contactless)
Terminals: ATM, POS
Processing: Authorisation, Clearing
Test types: Online, Offline