SOURCE: ScanAlert

March 05, 2007 07:15 ET

cPanel Inc. Partners With ScanAlert to Provide Security Services to Web Hosting Industry

WHITE HAVEN, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- cPanel Inc., a leader in web host automation technology, has partnered with Internet security auditor ScanAlert to provide HACKER SAFE® certification and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) validation services to its web hosting clients, and their ecommerce merchants.

ScanAlert will initially provide free services to validate ecommerce merchants to the PCI DSS as well as discounted services to certify websites to the HACKER SAFE standard. The companies' engineering teams have also started working on phase two, the integration of ScanAlert's security auditing technology into cPanel's web hosting and server control and automation software suite.

According to cPanel's Operations Manager, David Koston, the partnership is a great opportunity to provide more security and peace of mind to cPanel's clients and their customers.

"cPanel has always been driven by innovation and market demand, and this partnership illustrates yet again our responsiveness to customer demand," said Mr. Koston. "ScanAlert will provide the webhosting community with sophisticated tools merchants need to safely and effectively succeed online in an ever-changing and dangerous landscape."

"We are very familiar with the high quality of cPanel's service offerings through personal experience in the hosting industry, and are delighted to deliver our security services to their clients," said ScanAlert's Director of Channel Sales, Michael Ayers. "HACKER SAFE is a natural addition to cPanel's outstanding services, and a proven solution to help end-user merchants become more secure and sell more online."

ScanAlert's PCI DSS Validation Service

ScanAlert's PCI DSS Service provides everything ecommerce merchants need to be validated to the PCI DSS standard, including:

--  Unlimited security scans of up to 6 domain names or IP addresses
--  Interactive self-assessment questionnaire
--  Full vulnerability remediation support from CISSP certified security
--  Unlimited telephone/email technical support

Using its patent pending technology, ScanAlert conducts daily security audits to certify clients to the HACKER SAFE standard. Websites meeting the standard can then promote their certified security to site visitors by placing the HACKER SAFE certification trustmark on their sites. As long as the standard is met, ScanAlert continues to serve a date-stamped image from its network to the site.

Availability and Pricing

cPanel customers, whether direct license holders or licensees through a hosting company or data center, that are interested in ScanAlert's PCI DSS and HACKER SAFE certification services should contact cPanel directly at 570-443-7700 for details on availability, pricing and sign-up procedures.

About ScanAlert

ScanAlert secures organizations of all sizes against threats to their network infrastructure and then certifies them to the HACKER SAFE standard -- the world's Internet security benchmark. Offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, HACKER SAFE certification is used by more than 75,000 organizations, including ESPN, The American Red Cross, Toshiba, Warner Brothers, and well over half of the 500 largest online retailers in the USA. ScanAlert also operates HACKER SAFE Labs, the industry's only research group focused on ecommerce application security. More information is available at

About cPanel Inc.

cPanel is a leading web hosting control panel software provider, supplying hosting automation tools to numerous data centers and customers all around the world. cPanel offers web hosting software that automates the intricate workings of web hosting servers. cPanel products are used on tens of thousands of servers worldwide to equip server administrators with the tools they need to provide top notch hosting to their customers. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • cPanel Inc. Contact:

    Eric Gregory
    Communications Manager
    Tel: 713.529.0800 x 5025
    Email: Email Contact

    ScanAlert Contact:

    Nigel Ravenhill
    Dir of Marketing Communications
    Tel: 707-224-7656 x 111