Online payment and electronic payment solutions firm Ticket Surf International (TSI) has joined the Natural Security Alliance to strengthen its digital wallet solution, My E-money Purse.TSI has said that will be able to offer systematic, strong authentication of every transaction by combining biometrics with a connected personal device.The personal connected device, which was designed by Trust Designer based on the Natural Security standard, is equipped with a biometric reader and secure data storage for strong user authentication. “Combining biometrics with connected personal devices marks a real opportunity to significantly expand the use of electronic money for payments,” declared FrÉdÉric Jeannin, CEO of TSI. “It makes payment fast, easy and safe for users and retailers, while offering merchants potential savings and the chance to develop innovative customer experiences adapted to new uses.””Our strong authentication standard is perfectly suited to new payment methods like e-wallets,” commented CÉdric Hozanne, CEO of Natural Security Alliance. “It clearly reflects the user need for simplicity, for example by eliminating the need to re-enter information, while providing the necessary security by offering a practical solution for users who don't want to store their payment details on e-commerce sites.”The strength of our standard lies in the fact that it was designed to meet the needs expressed by users and retailers. From this standpoint, the arrival of an e-wallet on a connected personal device owned by the user will open the door for designing new services that are even simpler and more secure. This unique combination will also serve as a springboard for developing buy online pick up in store applications, and make cross-channel transactions available to a maximum of users.”