UAE payment gateway provider receives NESA certification


Dubai-based payment gateway provider Telr has received National Electronic Security Authority certification in the UAE.

NESA is responsible for protecting the country’s critical infrastructure and national security from cyber threats and its certification for payment gateways has been required by the Central Bank of UAE Retail Payment Services & Card Schemes Regulations since June 2021.

It also aims to create and enforce policies and regulations regarding cyber security, and provide guidance and support for organisations and individuals to improve their cyber security defenses.

Meanwhile, Telr is a payment gateway provider that serves SMEs, government agencies, and corporations.

Its platform supports various payment methods and integrations and has received recognition, including the Start-up of the Year award in 2014 and the Best Payment Product in the Middle East award in 2015.

The company has presence in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and is expanding in the Mena region. It offers financial and business services like social commerce, QR codes, e-commerce platform, anti-fraud protection, shopping cart integrations, and more, in over 120 currencies and 30 languages.

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.”

Mr 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”.