Qualified Website Authentication Certificates (QWACs)

Required by PSD2, made easy with GlobalSign

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What is PSD2? Enacted by the European Union in 2015, the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) lists specific security measures that financial institutions and third-party payment providers need to comply with under the law.

The goal: common and secure communication between all parties involved, for a safer digital world.

PSD2 Regulatory Technical Standards recommend that financial businesses utilize both Qualified Website Authentication Certificates (QWACs) and Qualified Electronic Seals (QSealCs) to make sure that all transactions take place over secured channels and ensure authenticity and integrity of the data.

Qualified Web Authentication Certificates:

Allow PSPs to identify themselves to financial institutions

Enable secure encryption for communications between all parties, for maximum confidentiality, authentication, and integrity

Use SSL/TLS certificates to protect data in transit between server and client, assuring that all data came from the Payment Service Provider (PSP) identified in the certificate

GlobalSign QWACs comply with both eIDAS and PSD2.

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Trust Services are our specialty

GlobalSign is recognized across all EU and EEA countries as a Qualified Trust Service Provider (QTSP) and has undergone the appropriate eIDAS conformity assessments in order to be able to provide qualified certificates for website authentication and electronic seals. View GlobalSign on the EU Trust List here and the UK Trust List here.

With over 25 years of industry experience, offices in Belgium and the UK, and local support in over X languages, we’re the go-to provider for compliant and secure identity and signing services in the EU.

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Check out our webpage to learn more about Qualified Seal Certificates required by eIDAS and PSD2.

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Not sure what kind of certificate you need?

We’re here to help! Chat with a representative now or contact our team of experts about your unique use case and business objectives.

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For a business that is as innovative as it is secure, choose GlobalSign

“I would wholeheartedly recommend GlobalSign as a solution for other organizations who have the same type of security needs for their internal and external communications.”

Matteo Snidero, Head of IT, Finance in Motion

Need a refresher on the PSD2 definition?

We developed this research-based eGuide to cut through the noise and deliver the information that will get you one step closer to compliance, including an easy-to-understand summary of the PSD2 Regulatory Technical Standards. Request your copy today.

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Request a Quote for QWAC and QSealC for PSD2

GlobalSign has been helping companies deploy certificate solutions for over twenty years and we’re here to help. Talk to us about how our qualified certificates can help you meet PSD2 compliance.

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