SOURCE: ScanAlert

June 07, 2005 08:18 ET

Sixty HACKER SAFE Sites Among 400 Largest Ecommerce Retailers in the US

NAPA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 7, 2005 -- Sixty of the 400 largest ecommerce sites in the United States are HACKER SAFE® certified merchants according to the latest rankings released today by Internet Retailer. The 2005 Top 400 list, based on 2004 online revenues, shows how ScanAlert's certification service is quickly becoming an online marketing "must have" for national brands such as Linens 'n Things, The Sports Authority and Ritz Camera.

"All online retailers -- even well known chain stores -- need to address consumers' fears about online shopping security," noted ScanAlert CEO Ken Leonard. "With more than 150 A/B tests showing an average 14% lift in conversion rates due to certification, HACKER SAFE certification clearly builds the trust that builds online businesses."

"HACKER SAFE certification provides peace of mind for our customers because it is credible independent verification of our IT security and processes," said Jon Thralow, President, Thralow Inc (#260). "Consumers who see the certification mark while shopping on consistently convert more often and spend more when they do."

"It is not surprising that so many of the Top 400 sites are HACKER SAFE because it is both a security and marketing tool that provides an ROI far greater than the subscription fee," added Shari's Berries (#310) CEO Kevin Beresford. "We do many things to increase online sales and HACKER SAFE is one of the very best."

HACKER SAFE Merchants among the Top 400 include:          Action Village         AJ Madison          B&H Photo
Baby Universe Inc.
Blair Corp.        Carrot Ink     Dick's Sporting Goods
Etronics              Fingerhut              Fogdog Sports
Football Fanatics     Fortunoff              Hammacher Schlemmer
Hanover Direct        Harbor Freight Tools   Henry Modell & Co.
J&R Electronics       Limoges Jewelry        Linens 'n Things
Musician's Friend         NBTY Inc.
Newegg                Online Sports          Overton's            Performance Center     RideGear
Ritz Interactive      Rockler Cos.           Sam Ash Music
Shari's Berries     Summit Racing
The Sports Authority  The Thompson Group     The Yankee Candle Co.
Thralow Inc.          Tool King    
World Traveler
About HACKER SAFE Certification

ScanAlert conducts comprehensive daily security audits of ecommerce infrastructure and then certifies the security of it in real-time by allowing the HACKER SAFE certification mark to appear only when a site's current status meets the highest published government industry standards. HACKER SAFE certification is subscription-based and does not require any special expertise, hardware, software or plug-ins. Every day, tens of millions of online shoppers around the world visit HACKER SAFE certified sites.

About Internet Retailer

Published by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer is a monthly national business magazine and web site that serves the retailing community. The magazine and web site focus on the Internet's vital role in a wide array of retailing activities, including web merchandising, supply chain management and multi-channel integration. The Top 400 Guide ranks the 400 largest online retailers, based on annual sales. The 2005 Guide is available at or by calling 312-362-9536.

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

  • Internet Retailer Contact:
    Kurt Peters
    Tel: 312-362-9529
    Email: irp at

    ScanAlert Contact:
    Nigel Ravenhill
    Director of Marketing
    Tel: 707-252-7656 X111
    Email: pr at