SOURCE: ScanAlert

September 06, 2007 07:24 ET

ScanAlert Partners With SWsoft to Deliver Data Security Services to Web Hosting Industry

NAPA, CA--(Marketwire - September 6, 2007) - Today, ScanAlert announced that it has partnered with SWsoft to deliver HACKER SAFE® certification and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) validation services to web hosting clients and their ecommerce merchants.

Under the agreement, ScanAlert will provide hosting service providers using the SWsoft Plesk control panel the ability to offer their customers complimentary services to validate PCI DSS compliance for merchants, as well as discounted services to certify them to the HACKER SAFE standard.

"By partnering with SWsoft, ScanAlert can deliver greater security and peace of mind to Plesk-based service providers and their customers," said Kurt Daniel, vice president of Marketing and Alliances, SWsoft. "This is another good example of how our OPEN FUSION integration and partnership initiative is helping to deliver value to website owners, while helping service providers create new revenue streams."

"As the leading automation and virtualization provider to the hosting industry, SWsoft is a logical partner for ScanAlert," said Michael Ayers, manager of channel sales, ScanAlert. "Working with SWsoft, we will help make hosts and end-user merchants more secure, meet their compliance obligations, and increase online transactions."

ScanAlert's PCI DSS Validation Service

ScanAlert's PCI DSS Service provides everything ecommerce merchants need to be validated to the PCI DSS standard, including unlimited security scans, an interactive self-assessment questionnaire, and extensive online/telephone/email technical support.


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.

Availability and Pricing

SWsoft customers interested in ScanAlert's PCI DSS and HACKER SAFE certification services should contact SWsoft directly at for details on availability, pricing and sign-up procedures.

About ScanAlert

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 technology protects more than 250,000 websites in over 70 countries worldwide. Well known sites displaying the trustmark include ESPN, The American Red Cross, Toshiba, Sony Music Store and Warner Brothers, along with the majority of the 500 largest online retailers in the USA. ScanAlert also operates HACKER SAFE Labs, the security industry's only research group focused on ecommerce application security. More information is available at

Contact Information

  • ScanAlert Contact:

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