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How E-Global Speeds Up Fraud Analysis and Improves IT Operational Performance

E-Global is the largest electronic payments processor in Mexico, processing more than 8 million credit and debit card transactions each day. Owned by BBVA Bancomer and CITI Banamex, the Company services acquiring banks, merchant retailers and issuers operating in Mexico, Brazil and Central America. They currently provide transaction switching services for a large majority of the acquiring business in Mexico, and nearly two-thirds of the Country’s 350,000 point-of-sale devices.

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“When we approached our IT operations team and learned about the robust transaction data gathering capabilities of INETCO Insight, our fraud prevention team was very excited, especially about the fact this data came with a complete set of message fields. Our team now has the flexibility and visibility it needs to significantly speed up our ability to identify and respond to fraud attacks.”

Challenges

Facing an average growth in electronic transaction volumes of 20 percent year over year, the ability to monitor the performance of credit and debit card transactions across a growing number of connections out to banks and retail merchants was a major requirement for E-Global. The IT operations team needed to quickly isolate operational performance issues, while the fraud prevention team needed to ensure transaction messages and data flows had not been altered or tampered with. This required a real-time monitoring and data streaming solution that would provide a correlated, end-to-end view into the four segments of every transaction:

  1. From the acquirer to the E-Global switch
  2. From the E-Global switch to the issuer
  3. The response from the issuer back to the E-Global switch
  4. From the E-Global switch to the merchant

Easy access to security-related transaction message fields and metadata for fraud analysis was also important to E-Global’s fraud prevention team. This included data such as:

  • Message types
  • Card numbers
  • Amounts
  • Transaction dates and times
  • Fraud response codes
  • Terminal ID’s
  • ISO 8583 messages

Solution

E-Global worked closely with system delivery and service provider Moneta Technologies (Stratus Technologies Mexico) to find a transaction-level monitoring solution that could provide the end-to-end data capture, real-time alerting and open data streaming they needed to share this data between both IT operations and fraud teams. They chose INETCO Insight® to improve IT operational performance and fraud analysis.

Results

The IT operations and fraud prevention teams now have access to accurate and consistent transaction data for analysis.  They can select the real-time transaction data most relevant to them and either use INETCO Insight to view this data, or forward it to their preferred fraud management environment. Benefits include:

The delivery of a more secure, undisrupted customer experience

  • Reduced risk of service disruption by spotting and resolving potential fraud attacks and operational performance issues faster
  • Improved protection against chargebacks, service level agreement penalties, security breaches and other legal situations and liability shifts
  • More flexibility when it comes to implementing real-time alerting and applied business analytics

An improved ROI by extending the use of transaction data across IT operations and fraud prevention teams

  • Access to a trusted, reliable source of quality transaction data that can be leveraged and repackaged for multiple business use cases
  • Creation of  a centralized data repository that can be used across IT operations performance, interchange compliance rules and fraud prevention
  • An easy way to verify the speed and reliability of transaction switches and customer-facing applications

Faster average mean-time-to-repair

  • Shortened customer transactions complaint process from 90 days to a few hours
  • Reduced resource cycles traditionally associated with capturing, preparing and analyzing this data
  • Faster response times to issues such as too many transaction rejections from one of the banks, or unusually slow transaction response times