SOURCE: ScanAlert

July 11, 2007 07:15 ET

EventInventory Standardizes on ScanAlert for Data Security Services to Online Ticket Brokers

NAPA, CA--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - EventInventory has standardized on ScanAlert as its exclusive supplier of data security and certification services to the online ticket broking industry. Under a new partnership agreement, EventInventory will exclusively market and recommend services to validate compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and certify brokers to ScanAlert's more stringent HACKER SAFE® standard.

EventInventory selected ScanAlert after extensively reviewing its customer service and technical support resources, analyzing the existing market penetration and consumer awareness of the HACKER SAFE trustmark, and thoroughly testing the underlying technology. EventInventory was impressed by the reliability and accuracy of ScanAlert's proprietary scanning technology, particularly its web application scanning capabilities. Another key factor was the fact that ScanAlert already certifies most of the top online ticket brokers, including StubHub, RazorGator, Tickco, Online Seats and TicketsNow.

Setting the Security Bar for Online Ticket Brokers

EventInventory expects the ScanAlert partnership will greatly accelerate adoption of industry best practices for data security. With most online ticket brokers obligated to meet PCI DSS requirements, as well as address the security concerns of online consumers to maximize online sales, ScanAlert's services meet both needs.

"As the recognized industry leader, EventInventory continually provides the best products and services to our customers, and HACKER SAFE offers a great brand, excellent technology, and the best ROI for our clients," said Ralph Garreffa, Director of Sales and Client Support, EventInventory. "Credibility, security, and peace of mind are critical factors for online consumers looking to purchase event tickets. HACKER SAFE certification has a proven track record of delivering in all of these areas."

"Through this partnership, we'll enable every EventInventory-powered ticket broker to become secure, remain secure, and then publicly certify their security," added Cresta Pillsbury, Director of Business Development, ScanAlert. "Since we began securing brokers several years now, HACKER SAFE has clearly become the market leader in providing the brand awareness and credibility that maximizes online ticket revenues."

ScanAlert's PCI Validation Service

ScanAlert's PCI Service provides everything EventInventory merchants need to be validated to the PCI standard, including: security scans of up to 6 domain names or IP addresses, an interactive self-assessment questionnaire, full vulnerability remediation support from CISSP certified security specialists, and unlimited technical support.


HACKER SAFE is the world's most widely used assurance of Internet security. Using its proprietary technology, ScanAlert conducts daily security audits to certify clients to the HACKER SAFE standard. Ticket brokers 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.

Service Delivery and Availability

EventInventory customers seeking more information about PCI Compliance or HACKER SAFE certification should contact EventInventory directly.

About EventInventory

EventInventory is a leading software and service provider specializing in technology and products designed expressly for the online ticketing industry. Its web store plug-in delivers access to the world's largest premium ticketing database, and is used by the majority of ticket brokers in the United States. For more information, visit

About ScanAlert, Inc.

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

Contact Information

  • EventInventory Contact:

    Ralph Garreffa
    Director of Sales and Client Support
    Tel: 877-800-3434 ext. 4110
    Email: Email Contact

    ScanAlert Contact:

    Nigel Ravenhill
    Dir of Marketing Communications
    Tel: 877-302-9965 X1111