Comply with established fraud threshold limits to avoid excessive chargeback programs
Increase revenue by accepting more payments without adding friction for customers
Reduce processing fees by identifying and declining high risk transactions
Prevent fraud not covered by liability shift – protect against friendly fraud and policy abuse
Prevent fraud across the entire customer journey from login through purchase
Gain insights into order decisioning data with built-in business intelligence and analytics
3DS2 payment authentication technology protects cardholders against unauthorized credit card or debit use at the point of checkout. 3DS2 improves upon 3DS to reduce customer friction and cart abandonment, and adds support for newer payment options and devices.
A comprehensive fraud protection platform is essential for taking advantage of 3DS2
There are a few things to keep in mind when evaluating the 3DS2 protocol:
1. Compliance with established fraud thresholds is required – 3DS2 doesn’t prevent chargebacks or placement into high fraud rate programs
2. The chargeback liability shift only applies to specific fraud types – it excludes friendly fraud, policy abuse and other types of chargebacks
3. 3DS2 authentication creates friction – increased friction can lead to cart abandonment
4. Protects only at the point of payment – not the rest of the customer journey, including new account creation and account takeover
5. 3DS2 is not free – each card issuer has a fee structure for their 3DS2 protocol
3DS2 doesn’t replace the need for a fraud solution.
A layered approach that combines the Kount fraud prevention platform and 3DS2 authentication can reduce customer friction and cart abandonment rates to grow revenue, increase cost savings, and improve customer experiences.
Used together, Kount and 3DS2 can prevent fraud before the transaction occurs to reduce friction and comply with fraud limits. Kount’s adaptive AI and Identity Trust Global Network are the first line of defense—assessing the risk of each transaction and approving good customers or flagging risky transactions. By measuring transaction risk through Kount, merchants can customize their risk tolerance levels to either approve a low-risk transaction or require additional customer authentication methods through 3DS2.
Kount helps merchants achieve PSD2 and SCA compliance without increased friction to take advantage of TRA exemptions at a reduced cost without losing sales.
Kount uses risk-based authentication which applies levels of stringency to the authentication processes based on the risk of compromise to the system. Unlike static authentication where each transaction requires cardholder verification, dynamic risk-based authentication challenges only the riskiest transactions. It allows merchants to move closer to a frictionless checkout experience without compromising the security that the 3DS2 protocol provides. Using Kount, each merchant can customize their own risk-based authentication fraud checks.
Layer 1: Kount’s Risk Evaluation – Stop fraud and determine transaction risk
Kount’s adaptive AI and Identity Trust Global Network apply advanced fraud protection while identifying transaction risk.
Identifying low-risk transactions eligible for TRA exemptions allows merchants to:
Layer 2: Merchant Risk Tolerances – Apply the appropriate friction based on transaction risk
Merchants set risk tolerances to differentiate between low, medium and high-risk transactions to deliver the right amount of friction.
Identifies virtual machines, emulators, or advanced fraud tools
Proxy Analysis Tool
Determines whether a router is communicating with other servers and if a device needs to be challenged or blocked
Looks at constants and variables to detect and stop attacks
Advanced Business Intelligence and Analytics
Enables merchants to identify, track, and report on risk
Kount’s AI-driven fraud prevention technology and solutions reduce digital payments fraud and account takeover fraud, protect against chargebacks, and enable personalized customer experiences.
Kount has the largest network of trust and risk data, linked by adaptive AI for real-time fraud prevention, account takeover protection and personalized customer experiences. The Identity Trust Global Network combines trust and fraud signals from 32 billion annual interactions from 50+ payment processors and card networks to establish the level of trust for each identity behind every payment, account creation, and login event to block fraud in real time and provide the desired customer experience.
Kount’s unsupervised machine learning uses advanced algorithms and models to detect transaction anomalies. It catches emerging fraud attacks that supervised machine learning models can’t catch before they result in chargebacks. Omniscore is the actionable transaction safety rating that is produced by Kount’s AI, detecting payments fraud with a 250 millisecond response rate. The result is fewer false positives and negatives, and more good transactions to generate revenue.
Kount Command – Digital Payments Fraud Protection
Kount Command protects against digital payments fraud, allowing merchants to achieve desired business outcomes around chargebacks, decline rates, and operational costs, for the most accurate eCommerce fraud detection.
Kount Control – Account Takeover Protection
Kount Control – Account Takeover Protection looks at user behavior and device and network anomalies to detect and stop high-risk activity such as bots, credential stuffing, and brute force attacks, evaluating whether a login should be allowed, declined, or challenged.
Kount’s Friendly Fraud Prevention Solution
Kount’s Friendly Fraud Prevention Solution protects against types of friendly fraud such as forgotten purchases and shared cards to help increase sales margins, improve customer experience and, on average, deliver 5x the return on investment.
Kount’s Chargeback Guarantee Service
Kount’s Chargeback Guarantee Service provides an alternative to 3DS2 for liability shift. It is ideal for companies that want to stabilize their fraud expenditures with predictable costs and guaranteed protection against criminal fraud, chargebacks, and losses.