Payfast process all credit card transactions.
PayFast is committed to keeping you and your information secure. PayFast have a multitude of checks in place to protect both buyers and sellers from fraudulent transactions.
PayFast use Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption. Only two of the four major South African banks use this, the highest, level of encryption currently available.
3D Secure is in place for all credit card transactions over R1000.
All sensitive info is encrypted within our PayFast database.
PayFast run penetration testing on our system on a weekly basis to look for vulnerabilities. We are only required to do it once every three months, but we run it every week.
PayFast entire site, blog and help site are served off secure servers, making it harder to perpetrate phishing attacks.
PayFast also have an excellent monitoring system that does, among other things: GEO IP tracking, velocity testing, BIN/IIN validation and checks against online databases.