“We built our PCI infrastructure solution and secured Level 1 compliance for way less than if we’d done it in house – both financially and in engineering resources – and broke a record for getting Visa DPS implemented at the same time.”
- Doron Somech, CTO
In the initial conversation, Doron was happy to find the VGS team was very knowledgeable about PCI, payments, credit and debit cards. They needed a partner who could not only help them secure PCI compliance and finalize their Visa DPS implementation, but who could also help them issue both a physical and virtual version of their card. VGS fit the bill in more ways than one.
Unit’s API allows their customers to issue cards, and when they issue virtual cards, they need to present the sensitive information in their user interface. The customer will often show a masked number, then allow you to click on it to reveal the number. Unit has partnered with VGS to extend the VGS data security posture to their end customers, to enable them to do this securely. Unit enables the customer to issue the card, and VGS provides the ability through JS Show to present the PAN, without either Unit or their customer ever having to touch the sensitive data.
Complicated Specs? No Problem
“Unit’s infrastructure project was extra complicated because of our router and data center set up, the Visa ISO 8583 protocol which is very complicated, and the FTP. I was honestly a bit worried at first. But the VGS team was amazing. They handled every obstacle we presented, and we delivered on time,” said Doron.
Fast Visa DPS Implementation
PCI compliance infrastructure and certification was worked in tandem with Visa DPS certification. In just over 2 months, VGS helped Unit implement and certify on Visa DPS. In the process, VGS also delivered a PCI compliant data environment.
In addition, VGS helped Unit become the first Visa DPS customer to implement HMS, which allows them to generate card data and the authentication data behind it. For example, for a virtual card’s PAN, Unit will send the first nine digits and the card generation capability will provide the remaining seven digits that get printed on the card, as well as authentication data (like a CVV) that gets printed on the back of the card, pins, and pin blocks.