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UL Launches Web Based Host Test Tool (WHTT)


UL launches a new web-based host testing platform to help companies ensure quality, performance and reliability of their host systems, while achieving multiple levels of validation with their payment platforms.

Payment host implementation is a complex process, which requires multiple validations, often at multiple levels, over its life-cycle. Host testing and certification is performed prior to the rollout or change to production. This is typically a complex, resource-intensive process that comes after both major and minor implementations.

To address these issues, UL has engineered Web Based Host Test Tool (wHTT) that simplifies complex testing processes and operations. wHTT is the most complete host and API test solution for acquirers, issuers, payment schemes and processors that combines UL’s production-grade switch engine (ASTREX) with superior user experience and test intelligence features.

Key benefits include:

  • Ideal for all aspects of payment messaging including EMV, contactless, NFC and e-commerce;
  • Continuous testing (regression and functional) to validate your host functionality;
  • Test intelligence to greatly simplify the analysis and remediation of defects;
  • Automated message analysis;
  • Deep messaging interpretation, including ISO8583, EMV details and specific subfields for individual protocols;
  • Ability to customize and save different test environment settings, and
  • Clear and flexible configuration.

“UL Web Based Host Test Tool is a powerful solution that combines test intelligence with the convenience of web-based capabilities,” said Henrique Di Lorenzo Pires, Director of Technology at UL’s Transaction Security Division. “wHTT is engineered to help acquirers, issuers, payment schemes and processors achieve a smoother rollout of changes to production, avoiding major and costly issues in their payment infrastructure.”

To learn more about Web Based Host Test Tool, join UL’s announcement on stage at Money 20/20, the world’s largest payments and financial services innovation event, taking place in Las Vegas on October 22-25, 2017. Henrique Di Lorenzo Pires will present Web Based Host Test Tool on Tuesday, October 24 at 11:40am in room Murano, The Venetian Level 3.

For a demonstration of Web Based Host Test Tool, visit UL’s booth 1601 in the Money20/20 exhibit hall.