Online Shopping Cart Company Follows Payment Application Best Practices

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AspDotNetStorefront, a major provider of asp.net shopping cart software, announced recently that they are already compliant with Visa's new Payment Application Best Practice (PABP) guidelines.

AspDotNetStorefront, a major provider of asp.net shopping cart software, announced recently that they are already compliant with Visa's new Payment Application Best Practice (PABP) guidelines.

Beginning in January of 2008, Visa will begin implementing a series of mandates to eliminate the use of non-secure payment applications from the Visa payment system. This mandate will include certifying any online e-commerce storefronts and online shopping carts that meet the strict protocol of their PABP standards in order to let consumers know when they are using an online shopping cart system that uses the highest standards to protect consumers' payment information.

Visa plans to put the PABP mandates in place over a three-year period, focusing on prohibiting merchants and agents from using payment applications that retain prohibited data elements. They will also begin requiring that all payment related software applications adhere to Visa's Payment Application Best Practices.

There are currently tens of thousands of consumer websites that are using open source or other non-compliant software for credit card transactions. These shopping cart applications may not meet Visa's PAPB minimum standards and could compromise the integrity of users' payment information. When Visa begins phasing in the new requirements, many of the open-source sites could go dark due to Visa's potential to pull the plug on their ability to process unprotected Visa transactions.

AspDotNetStorefront is one of the few providers of asp.net shopping cart software solutions that has already implemented and certified to Visa's PABP standards.

AspDotNetStorefront's President, Robert Anderson, notes, "We knew that Visa and other payment providers would institute strict Payment Application Best Practice rules for online merchants sooner or later. The question wasn't if these PABP guidelines would become mandatory, but when. At AspDotNetStorefront, we chose to take a progressive approach. Our goal is to provide the safest, most reliable shopping cart system available, and one that meets the highest possible standards for online shopping security and data protection. Now that Visa is putting their foot down on non-compliant payment software applications, we are proud to let our customers and clients know that we voluntarily met the PABP guidelines months ago and are already PABP certified, putting us ahead of the game in ecommerce payment security."

For more information on AspDotNetStorefront please visit http://www.aspdotnetstorefront.com

About AspDotNetStorefront
AspDotNetStorefront is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based, privately held company that develops and provides integrated e-commerce shopping cart solutions for businesses. They specialize in small to medium sized businesses that require customizable solutions in conjunction with ease of use. For more information, visit http://www.aspdotnetstorefront.com or contact President Rob Anderson at rob@aspdotnetstorefront.com.

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