SOURCE: ControlScan

January 08, 2008 14:00 ET

CRE Loaded Announces Strategic Partnership With ControlScan

PCI Compliance Offerings Available Through ControlScan Provide CRE Loaded Merchants With Easy-to-Use Ecommerce Compliance and Security Solutions

HUDSON, FL and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - Chain Reaction Ecommerce (CRE Loaded -- www.creloaded.com), makers of the popular ecommerce shopping cart application CRE Loaded, announced today its partnership with ControlScan (www.controlscan.com), an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) certified by the Payment Card Industry to help its ecommerce merchants meet mandatory requirements set forth by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Council. This partnership will enable CRE Loaded to provide their merchants with ControlScan's easy-to-use PCI compliance solutions to further secure their Websites and strengthen their defense against online hacking and credit card fraud.

"CRE Loaded takes security very seriously. We want to ensure that our merchants are knowledgeable about and have the opportunity to become compliant with the security standards set by PCI DSS. This will allow our merchants to achieve and maintain PCI compliance so that they can avoid fines should a breach occur and help their customers feel secure as they are shopping," said Michael Valverde, chief executive officer, Chain Reaction Ecommerce. "Many of our merchants have been looking for ecommerce security options, and we've found that ControlScan offers comprehensive PCI compliance solutions that meet our merchants' needs, yet are also affordable and simple to implement."

CRE Loaded's ecommerce merchants will have access to ControlScan's leading PCI scanning solution, which includes on-demand security scanning and the PCI Self Assessment Questionnaire. These merchants can also take advantage of ControlScan's array of security certification seals. Websites displaying ControlScan's security certification seals realize a significant increase in online sales and a decrease in shopping cart abandonment.

"We are excited about our partnership with CRE Loaded," said Joan Herbig, chief executive officer, ControlScan. "Through our new partnership, CRE Loaded can complement its strong portfolio of ecommerce services by offering ControlScan's PCI compliance solutions to help their merchants comply with the standard and to protect their merchants' customers from fraudulent activity."

For more information about the partnership visit http://www.creloaded.com/pages.php?CDpath=67_131 or call 1-800-308-4076.

About Chain Reaction Ecommerce

Founded in 2001, Chain Reaction Ecommerce is the maker of the CRE Loaded ecommerce shopping cart and online store. With more than 100,000 CRE Loaded applications in use, Chain Reaction Ecommerce offers its customers complete support as well as a host of ecommerce services; including CRE Merchant for credit card processing and CRE Messenger for in-store sales and customer service chat.

About ControlScan

ControlScan is a market leader in ecommerce security, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. ControlScan helps its customers protect their infrastructure, information, and interactions by delivering services that address risks to security and compliance.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan has customers in over 20 countries. Visit www.controlscan.com for more company information.

ControlScan and the ControlScan logo are registered trademarks of ControlScan, Inc.

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