Paragon Application Systems, the leading independent provider of payment testing solutions for the financial services industry, has announced several enhancements to its industry leading Web FASTest™ enterprise testing platform. Web FASTest is helping financial services organizations to automate and integrate their payment testing environment to increase productivity, improve delivery timeframes and reduce costs.
Currently deployed at some of the largest and most sophisticated payment processing organizations in the world, Web FASTest provides the functionality, flexibility and control required to stay compliant and competitive in today’s complex and rapidly changing payments landscape.
Paragon has enhanced Web FASTest to provide more robust capabilities:
Multiple Data Element Dictionary Support
Developers can reduce code redundancies and increase test coverage by using multiple data element dictionaries to test different versions of a message format or test scheme. System administrators will leverage the centralized command and control infrastructure in Web FASTest to manage who can create and modify these dictionaries.
Several large payment processors use Web FASTest to address their unique certification and self-cert requirements, reducing project times from months to days. They can now monitor certification progress in Web FASTest in real time using a concise and accurate summary that includes test counts according to current status, a color-coded graphical representation of progress completion and printable reports summarizing the results.
SSO Integration with SAML
Many organizations rely on a secure, single sign-on (SSO) implementation to increase productivity, reduce risk, minimize help desk costs and promote the adoption of company-sponsored applications. Web FASTest now supports the latest Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 specification, facilitating secure and efficient integration with modern SSO environments.
Performance Testing Improvements
Financial services providers use performance testing of mission critical systems and applications to ensure that components operate optimally at scale and provide the best possible customer experience. Web FASTest’s built-in capabilities enable users to configure multiple performance tests to run from multiple test schemes, then easily save the configuration settings from these sessions for future tests.
New Formats Supported
Keeping up with network mandates and other regulatory requirements can be expensive, time consuming and risky, unless organizations work with a vendor who manages these issues on their behalf. Web FASTest simulates and supports dozens of regional, national and global message formats. Paragon has recently added Web FASTest support for these additional message formats:
- Presto! (Publix)
- Instant Cash ® (First Data)
- BUYPASS ® (First Data)
“We have added key features that accelerate the implementation of our modern platform in enterprise settings,” explained Jim Perry, CEO of Paragon. “In the complex and constantly evolving world we live in today, it is imperative for financial services companies to better, more proactively manage and control their payment testing environment. Automation, integration and speed are key areas where payment processors can differentiate themselves — and Web FASTest provides these capabilities and more.”
Paragon Application Systems is the leading independent provider of simulation, configuration, certification and end-to-end testing solutions for the payments industry. Paragon has enabled more than 600 financial institutions, major interchanges, software providers and payment processors across 90 countries to improve testing quality and reduce time to market. Paragon’s software and services empower financial services organizations to deliver the services their customers need, when they need them. Visit www.paragonedge.com for more information.