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Archive for October, 2008

Hackersafe and PCI Scanning

Posted by websiteverification on October 14, 2008

Whether you are thinking about starting a website, or you already have one, there are some things you should take into consideration. Customers are much more cautious these days about shopping online. You want to be sure they know that your website is safe and secure. This is how you get more business, which means sales. Companies like Hackersafe (now known as McAfee Secure) offer website owners the opportunity to provide a safe and secure environment for their customers.

If you are planning on making some serious sales, you are probably going to be accepting credit cards. This means there is a certain standard of security that your website will have to meet. This is known as the “Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard” (PCI DSS). Large businesses that accept credit cards, and store customer information need a scan of their system’s firewalls to make sure they are PCI compliant. It is important to note, that businesses that run less than 20,000 transactions per year are not required to be PCI certified. In addition, almost all major payment gateways such as, Paypal, etc. are already PCI Certified and are scanned regularly for vulnerabilities in order to process credit cards on your behalf.

Hackersafe offers website owners daily PCI security scans for vulnerabilities, dangerous content and links that expose customer’s computer and personal information to malicious use. Your customers will know this because of a seal displayed on your site that certifies it has been scanned and verified. Customers will know that your site is safe, which means increased sales.

The Hackersafe (McAfee Secure) PCI certification program starts at just $319 per year and includes things, like unlimited manual scans, full vulnerability remediation support, online assistance, telephone support and more.

So whether you are a small business owner or a larger company, online security is a must. You definitely need to consider third party verification, such as Hackersafe. Not only will you increase the trust and security of your customers, but you will increase sales as a result.

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