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  • January 31, 2023

Telr, First Payment Gateway to achieve NESA Certification in UAE

Telr, First Payment Gateway to achieve NESA Certification in UAE

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Dubai, 30 Jan 2023 — Today, Telr, the award-winning online payment gateway, has announced achieving the National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) certificate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This certification is an acknowledgment of the company’s commitment to providing its merchants with the highest level of security. The National Electronic Security Authority, also known as (NESA), is a government agency responsible for protecting the UAE’s critical infrastructure and national security from cyber threats. NESA certification for Payment Gateways is part of the requirements of the Central Bank of UAE Retail Payment Services & Card Schemes Regulations issued in June 2021. It strives to develop and implement policies and regulations for cyber security, as well as provide guidance and support for organizations and individuals to enhance their cyber security defenses.


By adhering to the standards set by NESA, the highest level of security is ensured in processing payments, in over 120 currencies and 30 languages, via various payment methods through Telr Payment Gateway’s unique platform. This high level of security enables merchants to meet international standards, increasing their competitiveness and security in the global market. Telr is also the first PCI DSS Level 1 certified company in the Middle East, and it is listed in the Visa Global Registry of Service Providers (VGR).


Khalil Alami, Founder & CEO of Telr, said: “We are proud to be the first payment gateway to have received the National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) certification. We look forward to continuing to serve the UAE with the highest security and customer service level.” Alami added: ” As a payment gateway, from day one, we understand the importance of protecting our merchants’ sensitive information and ensuring that their transactions are secure. Telr is also the first PCI DSS Level one certified company in the MENA region, in addition to being listed on the Visa Global Registry of Service Providers (VGR). All these certificates are a recognition of our efforts to meet the region’s highest standards of cyber security”.


Telr’s one-stop-shop approach extends beyond just payment processing. The company also offers various financial and business services to support e-commerce businesses. These services include social commerce, QR codes, digital invoicing, Telr Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), Telr Finance, a financing program, and Telr Shops, an easy-to-use tool for creating an online store in minutes. Telr’s solutions are tailored to meet the needs of any e-commerce business, making it a reliable and efficient partner for any online business.


About Telr:

Established in 2014, Telr is an award-winning, Dubai-based offering payment gateway solutions for SME’s, government bodies and large corporates. Its wholly owned, unique platform enables it to handle complex or unique payment methods or integrations. TELR was awarded with the prestigious Start-up of the Year award in 2014. In 2015 it won Best Payment Product in the Middle East award, whilst in 2017 it was awarded Innovative Vendor – Fintech at the 2017 GEC Awards in Dubai. Telr continues to be listed as one of the most funded and top fintech companies in The Middle East by several esteemed publishing houses such as Forbes among others.

With a fast-growing presence in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, TELR is building a wider regional presence in the MENA Region. TELR enables businesses to transact in over 120 currencies with payment platform capabilities in 30 languages & it provides customers with a range of financial & business services that include social commerce, QR Codes, BNPL, e-Commerce Platform, Business Loans, Payment links, Anti-fraud protection, Shopping Cart Integrations, & more.

TELR is the first PCI DSS Level 1 & NESA certified company in MENA.


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