SOURCE: ScanAlert

March 05, 2007 09:45 ET

HACKER SAFE Cabernet? eWinery Solutions Partners With ScanAlert to Deliver Security Services to Wine Industry

NAPA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- Two of Napa's fastest growing IT companies, eWinery Solutions and ScanAlert, have partnered to deliver data security services to the wine industry. Under the agreement, Internet security auditor ScanAlert will provide HACKER SAFE® certification and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) validation services to eWinery Solutions' clients.

The joint effort leverages the rapid adoption of the HACKER SAFE data security standard by leading winery, hospitality and lifestyle brands, including The Wine Enthusiast, Omni Hotels, and Helzberg Diamonds. These and tens of thousands of other retailers have seen online sales increase as much as 25% by merchandising their HACKER SAFE certified security to existing customers and prospects.

"Our mission is simple -- help our clients sell more wine online. Delivering a safe and secure shopping cart experience is an integral part of this mission," said eWinery Solutions President and CEO Richard Kline. "Our agreement with ScanAlert helps our clients meet the important PCI Security Standard. And clients choosing to upgrade to HACKER SAFE certification will join the tens of thousands of sites that have experienced a measurable increase in site conversions as a result."

"Anyone who sells online needs to take steps to display their security credentials to reassure customers," added ScanAlert's Director of Business Development Cresta Pillsbury. "In hundreds of scientific tests by America's leading brands, HACKER SAFE has consistently delivered a strong ROI as well as created a positive experience for both repeat and new customers."

About HACKER SAFE Certification

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. Over half of the Internet Retailer Top 500 use HACKER SAFE certification to build the trust that builds their online businesses.

Pricing and Availability

Under the agreement, eWinery Solutions clients will receive discounts of up to 70% on their HACKER SAFE subscription fees, as well as complementary services to validate their PCI DSS compliance. Wine industry companies should contact eWinery Solutions directly at 707-253-7400 for further information.

About eWinery Solutions

eWinery Solutions provides a comprehensive consumer-direct solution for the wine industry. The company's state-of-the-art ecommerce platform provides all of the tools necessary to help wine retailers sell more wine online. Website content, products and member information can be easily managed from any computer, anywhere, at any time through an easy-to-use online editor. For more information, please visit

About ScanAlert, Inc.

Headquartered in Napa, CA, ScanAlert is the world's largest website security certification authority, protecting and certifying over 75,000 websites to the HACKER SAFE standard. Brands that use HACKER SAFE to build the trust that builds their businesses include ESPN, Foot Locker, FTD, Toshiba, and Warner Brothers. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • eWinery Solutions Contact:

    Sheryl Hebbeln
    Director of Marketing
    Tel: 707-227-1609
    Email: Email Contact

    ScanAlert Contact:

    Nigel Ravenhill
    Director of Marketing Communications
    Tel: 707-224-7656 X1111
    Email: pr at