Ascert, a company that tests software technologies, announced Tuesday (April 11) that it continues to expand its VersaTest certification and testing capabilities to meet changing payments technologies by adding new testing interfaces.
In a press release, Ascert said it has developed a driver and test pack for the Discover network. Using the VersaTest Automator software, the Discover Driver provides a self-contained testing environment for companies wanting to certify to the Discover network. The tool enhances the ability of companies to conduct internal pre-certification testing before ever connecting to Discover for official certification. Ascert said in the press release that the formal process is considerably faster, less error-prone and less expensive.
“This expands our offering of packaged drivers and test plans to our customer base and was a natural next step for us. It follows on from those we already offer, which began with the UK LINK interchange standard and also includes Diners Club International D-PAS. We look forward to announcing further certified drivers and test packs in the coming months,” said Mike Wainwright, business development director in Ascert’s London office, in the press release.
Ascert has been around for years after being founded in 1992 to provide automated software testing solutions that help companies measure the performance, reliability and scalability of their mission-critical back-end servers and applications. Ascert has more than 100 clients around the globe, noted the company in the press release. Some of its off-the-shelf simulators include solutions for EFT testing, POS testing, stress testing, ATM testing, fraud testing, IFX testing, EMV/chip card testing, ISO8583 testing, and 3270 and 6530 terminal testing. Ascert’s custom simulators have been used for testing air traffic control systems and biometric payment systems. Ascert delivers flexible solutions that are either customer site-installed or accessed via Ascert’s Remote Testing Services. Ascert’s products assist testing professionals across industry segments to better manage their testing processes and environments through an end-to-end tool set.