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Amex Upgrades Online Authentication

Nov 01, 2017
American Express has announced SafeKey 2.0, the next generation of its online authentication tool, which provides an extra layer of security when a card member makes a purchase online at a participating merchant.

Leveraging the EMV’s 3D-Secure 2.0 industry standard, the enhanced SafeKey 2.0 can help identify potential fraud in real time, and supports authentication methods using biometrics, including fingerprints and facial recognition. It can also be deployed for traditional and emerging commerce channels, ranging from eCommerce websites to in-app purchases made on smartphones and other internet-connected devices.

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