Partnership Provides Retailers with Comprehensive, Secure Payment Solution with Rules-Based Consumer Authentication Functionality for their Domestic and Global Commerce Needs New York and Cleveland, OH – October 14, 2015 – Computop, a leading payment service provider (PSP), and CardinalCommerce, the global leader and pioneer in the remote payments industry since 1999, today announced a global strategic partnership that will help retailers improve their authorization rates and reduce their fraud risk. Through this relationship, Computop has integrated Cardinal Consumer Authentication into the Computop Paygate platform, providing retailers in the US, Europe and other key international markets with secure, guaranteed payments and the best possible conversion for their e-commerce and mobile operations, including cross-board transactions.Online credit/debit card transactions have significantly lower authorization and much higher fraud rates compared to POS commerce. The Computop and Cardinal partnership provides retailers with technology to improve authorization rates and mitigate online fraud while supporting retailers’ needs for a seamless consumer experience. With Cardinal’s proprietary Consumer Authentication technology and know-how, retailers can increase sales, reduce risk and keep control of the consumer experience. As a result, there are fewer check-out abandonments and less false positives, improved margins through lower interchange rates, a liability shift on chargebacks and less manual reviews, all tuned to the consumer experience. These capabilities, coupled with Computop Paygate’s existing security features and significant number of local and international payment methods, along with its strong fraud prevention functionality, enables retailers to securely drive business within the US and globally.“We are very excited about our partnership with Computop, as it allows us to further extend our offerings to global merchants,” said Alasdair Rambaud, Senior Vice President, Merchant Services, Cardinal. “It also enables us to provide our Customers with more payment options for serving consumers abroad.”“By partnering with Cardinal, we are continuing to provide our retail clients with the most robust payment platform that includes the latest state-of-the-art security functionality,” said Ralf Gladis, CEO of Computop. “Together, Computop and CardinalCommerce give merchants a complete, highly secure payment solution that enables them to not only bolster sales in their own backyards but also to efficiently and effectively conduct business on the other side of the world.” Cardinal’s rules-based Consumer Authentication is currently available to Computop Paygate customers.About Computop PaygateComputop Paygate is a PCI DSS certified payment platform that provides multichannel service providers and retailers with secure payment solutions and efficient fraud prevention for international markets. With just one interface needed, Computop Paygate allows retailers access to over 60 payment methods including all relevant local and international payment options for e-commerce, MOTO, mobile payment and PoS solutions. Leading e-commerce solutions from the likes of Demandware, hybris, Intershop, Magento, IBM Websphere and SAP Business ByDesign all support Computop Paygate as a preferred payment service solution for global payment processing. In addition, Computop offers Computop Paygate as a white label solution to banks and payment service providers (PSPs) enabling them to provide their customers with secure and seamless payment processing. About ComputopComputop is a leading global payment service provider (PSP) that provides compliant and secure solutions in the fields of e-commerce, POS, m-commerce and Mail Order and Telephone Order (MOTO). The company, founded in 1997, is headquartered in Bamberg, Germany, with additional independent offices in China, the UK and the US. Computop processes transactions totalling $14 billion per year for its client network of over 10,000 large international merchants and global marketplace partners in industries such as retail, travel and gaming. Global customers include C&A, Fossil, Metro Cash & Carry, Rakuten, Samsung and Swarovski. Following the recent asset deal with the Otto Group, Computop is now processing payments for merchants that previously used EOS Payment, including all 100 Otto retail brands. In cooperation with its network of financial and technology partners, which it has expanded over many years, Computop offers a comprehensive multichannel solution that is geared to the needs of today’s market and provides merchants with seamlessly integrated payment processes.For further information, please visit www.computop.com.About CardinalCommerceCardinalCommerce is the pioneer and global leader in enabling authenticated payment transactions in the card-not-present payments industry, and the largest authentication network in the world. Through One Connection to the proprietary Cardinal SafeCloud™, we enable friction-free, technology-neutral authentication and alternative payment services (including digital wallets and mobile commerce services). Cardinal services, partners with and complements most providers in the marketplace to deliver their One Connection solution to secure transactions. In accommodating this growing number of payment brands and methods, Cardinal’s platforms serve as universal switches, supporting virtually all merchant platforms, wallets, legacy processing systems and authentication methodologies.CardinalCommerce is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and services a worldwide Customer base from facilities in the United States, Europe and Africa. For more information, visit www.cardinalcommerce.com.###For further information please contact:Jessica MularczykAscendant Communications, for ComputopTel: 508-498-9300E-mail: jmularczyk@ascendcomms.netTara LavelleVP, MarketingCardinalCommerceTel: 440.352.8444Email: tlavelle@cardinalcommerce.com Source: RealWire

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