eNewsletter 16/06

BP-Node is PA-DSS v3.1 Compliant :: Nick Hofstetter Joins EFTlab Team



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  • BP-Node is PA-DSS v3.1 Compliant: 

    EFTlab is pleased to announce that BP-Node is now officially certified as a PA-DSS v3.1 compliant payment gateway/switch. You can find details about the certification on our website.

    The Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security. This global security standard was created by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to facilitate adoption of consistent global data security measures. All organisations that store, process or transmit payment card data are mandated by VISA, MasterCard and the other payment brands to achieve compliance with the PA-DSS Standard. PA-DSS v3.1 is the most current version of the standard.

    EFTlab's team has been working through this complex process for the past 15 months to achieve this milestone. BP-Node can be now freely deployed in PCI-DSS environments, while holding the PA-DSS audit certification declares that it is safe to operate and process all sensitive payment data.

    More on BP‑Node >>

  • FINSim Creator Nick Hofstetter Joins EFTlab Team:

    EFTlab is delighted to welcome Nick Hofstetter as both a partner and member of our EFTlab team. Nick was working 24 years for GFG group, a global provider of consumer electronic payments solutions for banks, mobile network operators and third party processors. Nick will be participating on the future BP-Node development and his broad knowledge of payment systems, decades of experience, superior programming skills and excellent industry reputation will be enormous assets to EFTlab.

    Welcome aboard, Nick!

  • EFTlab CEO Attends Premier’s Small Business Leaders’ Reception:

    EFTlab’s CEO, Veronika Bilkova, attended the Small Business Leaders’ Reception hosted by Queensland Premier, Anastasia Palaczuk. It was a good opportunity to speak with the Premier and her Cabinet members. The Queensland government is increasing its support for small businesses to create new job opportunities across the state.

    More on BP‑Node >>

  • BP-Node development update:

    The BP-Node development team have had a busy Q2, working on multiple fronts to achieve PA:DSS certification, support our customers through acceptance testing, and pay down some technical debt before tackling our next major phase of feature development. Here's a shortlist of our achievements:

    • New support for parsing and processing the ISO8583 and SPDH message formats
    • Numerous new field mappings from ISO8583 and SPDH into EFTlab-ISO20022
    • Improved BP-DWH transaction export with a new "sequential" export API
    • Improved transaction query performance on large databases (>1 million transactions per day)
    • Comprehensive code review to improve compilation speeds (now twice as fast)
    • Transition to cmake build system improving portability and ease-of-use
    • A huge number of documentation improvements to achieve PA:DSS compliance
    • Various UI usability improvements as suggested by our customers
  • BP-Sim and BP-Tools Get Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Support:

    The 16.06 builds of BP-Sim and BP-Tools now include support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

  • BP-Sim is a family of highly efficient regression and stress testing tools designed for use in development and pre-production environments. The BP-Sim modules emulate critical parts of the payment chain and allow users to perform an extensive range of tests across the chain of payment services.

    The following modules are currently available:

    Learn more about BP‑Sim >>

Coming Next

  • Release date for BP-Sim's BP-ATM (DDC, NDC+) module

  • Release date for BP-Node ATM driving (DDC, NDC+) module


BP-Tools is a set of freeware applications for EFT testing, benchmarking and transaction service development.

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The Babylon Payments Simulator (BP-Sim) is a family of highly efficient regression and stress testing tools, designed for deployment in development and pre-production environments. BP-Sim allows users to perform an extensive range of tests across the chain of payment services.

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The Babylon Payments Processing Suite(BP-Processing) is a suite of EFTlab's products for realtime payment transaction processing and authorisation.

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