SOURCE: ScanAlert

July 19, 2005 08:25 ET

MonsterCommerce Bundles Free PCI Security Certification for Its Merchants

BELLEVILLE, IL and NAPA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2005 -- MonsterCommerce has bundled ScanAlert's Certified PCI Compliance™ service into its ecommerce platform, enabling all MonsterCommerce merchants to be certified to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard at no additional cost.

"We are excited to offer our merchants a free and easy way to meet the new payment card security requirements," said MonsterCommerce CEO Stephanie Leffler. "While other ecommerce platforms typically charge their merchants hundreds or thousands of dollars meet the PCI security standards, MonsterCommerce merchants can meet them at no added cost."

"Our PCI service is the most cost-effective and easy-to-use certification option for ecommerce merchants because we provide them with all the resources they need to produce a certificate of compliance," added Michael Ayers, Director of Channel Sales for ScanAlert.

Service Delivery and Availability

MonsterCommerce customers interested in ScanAlert's Certified PCI Compliance service or the premium HACKER SAFE certification service should contact ScanAlert directly by visiting or emailing

About the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

The PCI Standard is a worldwide compliance program that applies to every entity that collects, processes, or stores credit card data. Backed by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and other worldwide card associations, PCI outlines best practices and obligations for securing credit card data. More information is available at

About ScanAlert, Inc.

Headquartered in Napa, CA, ScanAlert is the world's largest web site security certification company, protecting over 65,000 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. For more information, please visit

About MonsterCommerce, Inc. is a single-source ecommerce provider that delivers merchants the components needed to sell successfully online: ecommerce store building tools, design services, merchant accounts, and web site promotion services. Since 1998, has provided ecommerce services to thousands of ecommerce businesses. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • MonsterCommerce Contact:

    Stephanie Leffler
    Chief Executive Officer
    Tel: 877-663-5169

    ScanAlert Contact:
    Nigel Ravenhill
    Director of Marketing
    ScanAlert Inc.
    Tel: 707-224-7656 X111