SOURCE: Freeportway

June 08, 2005 12:28 ET

Freeportway Partners With ScanAlert to Provide HACKER SAFE Certification, PCI Compliance Services

QUINCY, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 8, 2005 -- Freeportway, provider of e-commerce solutions for the catalog, mail order and direct marketing industry, announced it has signed a channel distribution agreement with ScanAlert of Napa, CA, to resell HACKER SAFE® certification and sponsor ScanAlert's PCI Compliance services.

Effectively immediately, Freeportway's customers can subscribe to HACKER SAFE, a daily online vulnerability scanning service for Web sites, at reduced rates by contacting Freeportway directly. They can join tens of thousands of retailers around the world using HACKER SAFE to alleviate consumers' fears about the security of online shopping. Freeportway customers also can obtain ScanAlert's PCI Compliance certification services in time to meet the mandatory June 30, 2005 deadline for demonstrating compliance as imposed by Visa and Mastercard.

"In an era of rising credit card fraud, HACKER SAFE certification is quickly becoming a 'must have' for web sites because it helps build the trust that consumers are looking for in the online world," said Freeportway CEO Gary MacDougall. "By offering ScanAlert's certification and PCI Compliance services to our customers, we're helping them demonstrate essential security certifications on time and at minimal cost and disruption to their business."

"Freeportway has a solid position in the mail order and catalog e-commerce industry, and HACKER SAFE is a good complement to the services Freeportway currently provides," added ScanAlert director of channel sales Michael Ayers. "HACKER SAFE will help its customers sell more online as well as meet a variety of mandated and recommended government and industry data security standards."

About Freeportway

Freeportway provides comprehensive e-commerce, order-status, inventory and multi-channel management software and services to catalog, mail order and direct marketing retailers. Freeportway is headquartered in Quincy, MA, and is privately held. For more information, visit or phone 617-745-9599.

About ScanAlert, Inc.

Headquartered in Napa, CA, ScanAlert is the world's largest web site security certification company, protecting over 60,000 web sites in 30 countries through the HACKER SAFE certification program. The certification mark indicates that these sites protect the personal data of millions of shoppers every day by meeting the highest federal and industry web site security standards. ScanAlert's easy-to-use and affordable PCI compliance service is available direct and through channel partners, including acquiring banks, web hosts, and payment gateways. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Gary MacDougall
    Email: Email Contact