Kuwait Finance House (KFH), an Islamic financial institution, has deployed 'Authentic' payments platform from Alaric International, a London-based supplier of technology solutions for the card payments industry, to streamline its payments infrastructure.

The project was implemented with the local support of 3SC Technologies, Alaric International’s regional partner in the Middle East.

Kuwait Finance House selected Authentic as a replacement integration layer to manage the bank’s entire channel banking payments traffic between its legacy switching system and the back office.

The Authentic platform has been deployed in a virtualised environment with multiple replicated blade servers operating in a fail-safe ‘active-active’ configuration.

Waleed Al-Hasawi, assistant general manager of IT at KFH, said: “The introduction of Authentic has brought us safety and stability where we most needed it without incurring a significant platform cost. Peak performance constraints are no longer a cause for concern. The inherent scalability of the solution and the resilience of the deployment was proven to us during the course of this project.”