Issuing host validation testing
Host validation testing with FIME
New issuing host connections to a payment network must be validated according to payment network requirements. Host validation is required prior to the transition to production.
FIME provides technical services to perform host validation testing on behalf of issuers. 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 issuing host can be a lengthy project. There are new rules and processes to obtain, understand and implement for every new payment network added. Since host validation comes after a major implementation project there may be challenging issues to resolve. It is best practice to locate the right expertise to execute your validation project.
When you outsource your project to FIME you can be confident. We have provided host validation test services to issuers around the world for many years and our expertise has been established through hands-on practice.
Project optimization and testing
This technical service is performed by a FIME EMV consultant according to the host validation test plan supplied to you by the payment network.
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)
Processing: Authorisation, Clearing
Test types: Online, Offline
Other Network interface debug testing