Austin, Texas – (The Hosting News) – October 2, 2006 – Apollo Hosting has joined forces with ScanAlert, to provide a complete PCI compliance validation service to its ecommerce web hosting customers. Provided at no cost for one year, the Apollo Hosting alliance with ScanAlert will include solutions to ensure PCI standard certification, including quarterly vulnerability scanning, an interactive Self Assessment Questionnaire, and complete technical support.
The increasing frequency of credit card fraud and identity theft is impacting the confidence of consumers buying online. Recognizing the need for a common set of industry-wide security standards, Visa and Mastercard collaborated on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. Compliance with this standard is mandatory for merchants accepting payment via Visa and Mastercard.
Tamara Field, President of Apollo Hosting remarked, ”Successful ecommerce merchants use a variety of services to maximize their online success. Security is one of the most important and we’re happy to ensure that our customers can continue to run credit card enabled shopping carts.”
Ken Leonard, CEO of ScanAlert offered, ”Apollo Hosting is demonstrating their industry leadership by making security a priority. Providing PCI security services at no added cost will help their customers maintain the security they need to succeed in today’s online marketplace where consumers are looking for safe and secure shopping environments.”
Through the ScanAlert partnership, Apollo Hosting customers will also be able to subscribe to ScanAlert’s premium HACKER SAFE security service at deeply discounted rates. Don McLeman, Operational Vice President of Apollo commented, ”Our own servers are audited and certified daily by the HACKER SAFE service so we feel very comfortable recommending ScanAlert’s technology and resources to our merchants.”
Apollo Hosting has provided fast, reliable web hosting since 1999. It is a fast growing, privately held company located in Austin, Texas. Apollo Hosting offers shared, virtual private, and dedicated web hosting services, ideal for personal sites or small business
Headquartered in Napa, CA, according to ScanAlert, it is the world’s largest web site security certification authority, protecting over 75,000 web sites in 40 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. Brands that use HACKER SAFE to build the trust that builds their business include A and E Network, Cabela’s, Frederick’s of Hollywood, PETCO, The Sports Authority, Warner Brothers, and Yankee Candle.
To learn more about ScanAlert, please visit: www.scanalert.com.
For more information about Apollo Hosting’s ScanAlert services, please visit: www.apollohosting.com/e-commerce/ScanAlert.php
To learn more about Apollo Hosting, please visit: www.apollohosting.com.