SOURCE: ScanAlert

May 23, 2005 07:40 ET

Hostasaurus Bundling Free PCI Security Certification for Its Ecommerce Merchants

TAMPA, FL and NAPA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2005 -- Hostasaurus, Inc. announced today that ScanAlert's Certified PCI Compliance™ service will be bundled at no cost into its ecommerce solution used by thousands of online merchants, allowing them to meet the June 30, 2005 deadline for compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

"We selected ScanAlert because its PCI service includes a wealth of technical and online support features that other PCI scanning vendors simply didn't provide -- at a price no one could beat," said Hostasaurus CEO David Hubbard. "ScanAlert's easy-to-use service enables merchants to quickly understand the PCI requirements and take all necessary steps to produce a certificate of compliance so they can return to focusing on their business."

"Because Hostasaurus takes its security so seriously, we've been able to easily qualify their merchants," ScanAlert CEO Ken Leonard added. "Hostasaurus merchants will each save hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars by using ScanAlert for certification to the PCI standard."

ScanAlert's Certified PCI Compliance Service Overview

Certified PCI Compliance is an easy-to-use system of interactive tools, allowing merchants to easily and accurately complete all aspects of the PCI compliance process:

1. Certification of the Merchant's Business Practices

Participating merchants use a simple interactive online application to assist them in completing the annual PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire.

2. Certification of the Hostasaurus Ecommerce Platform

ScanAlert conducts daily scans of the Hostasaurus platform, plus quarterly scans of any other network devices used by these merchants to collect, process or store payment card data, ensuring the very highest standards of network security to protect card holder data from unauthorized access.

More information on Certified PCI Compliance, other Internet security assessment services, and related partnership programs can be found at www.ScanAlert.com. More information about the PCI Standard is available at https://sdp.mastercardintl.com/

Hostasaurus Merchant Benefits

Thousands of merchants (PCI program Level 2, 3 and 4 merchants) utilizing Hostasaurus' ecommerce platform can now quickly certify their PCI security standard compliance status through an easy-to-use online form. This no cost service significantly reduces merchant liabilities due to unauthorized access of credit card data, and eliminates potential fines for non-compliance with the PCI standard. Acquiring banks can also access each merchant's compliance status directly through ScanAlert's portal.

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 www.scanalert.com.

About Hostasaurus, Inc.

Located in Tampa, FL, Hostasaurus, Inc. has been providing high quality and high availability hosting and ecommerce services since 1999. Hostasaurus is a Miva Premier Hosting Partner. More information is available at www.hostasaurus.com.

Contact Information

  • Hostasaurus Contact:
    Jen Ferraz
    Director of Marketing
    Hostasaurus
    Tel: 813-971-8772
    Email: Jferraz at dino.hostasaurus.com

    ScanAlert Contact:
    Nigel Ravenhill
    Director of Marketing
    ScanAlert Inc.
    Tel: 707-224-7656 X111
    Email: pr at scanalert.com