Safeguarding security, compliance and global interoperability

UL helps safeguard people, products, and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.

UL is a global independent safety science company. With more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy, and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products, and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.

UL's Transaction Security division guides companies within the mobile, finance, retail, transit, ehealth, and data security domains through the complex world of electronic transactions. UL is the global leader in safeguarding security, compliance, and global interoperability. Offering advice, compliance and interoperability services, security evaluations and test tools and products, during the full life cycle of your product development process or the implementation of new technologies. UL’s people pro-actively collaborate with industry players to define robust standards and policies. Bringing global expertise to your local needs. UL has accreditations from industry bodies including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB, American Express, EMVCo, UnionPay International, PCI, GCF, GlobalPlatform, NFC Forum and many others.

Acquirer Systems, a market leader in host testing software and tools for validation of complex payment environments, joined the UL family of companies on November 24, 2015 (press release). The powerful real-time payments host simulators include the Astrex system. 

UL also acquired InfoGard on December 8, 2015 (press release), a market leader in accredited security assurance services for the payment sector and federally mandated IT security products, and positions UL in the healthcare IT and biometric secure authentication sectors.


The world of electronic transactions moves at a fast pace, characterized by constant, dynamic innovation. The number of transactions is increasing, stimulating new technologies to emerge in the market. These new technologies bring along new opportunities for existing and new service providers to innovate and enter the market. With this, service providers are converging, becoming more connected on a global scale. UL’s research and collaboration with key industry bodies deliver insights critical to understanding the impact of (new) technologies. We keep up to date with the latest technologies to understand whether they are sustainable, secure and how to make them work. We actively collaborate with industry organizations and standardization bodies to define better standards and policies. We develop and improve new and optimized procedures and test methodologies, offering a structured approach and increased efficiency. Our offering in the world of electronic transactions, we are committed to delivering value to our customers through training and advice, test and certification services, security evaluation services and (automated) test tools. Offering support through the full life cycle of their product development process or implementation of new technologies; via (pre)certification, validation, strategic technology advice, functional testing, acceptance testing and security audits.