CRE Loaded Announces Strategic Partnership with ControlScan

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Offerings Available through ControlScan Provide CRE Loaded Clients with PCI Compliance Solutions

Controlscan offers the best value for easy-to-use PCI compliant solutions

CRE Loaded, a leading open source eCommerce shopping cart software that powers nearly 200,000 online stores worldwide, announced today its partnership with ControlScan, a leading provider of PCI compliance and security solutions, focused exclusively on small- to medium-sized merchants.

"Controlscan offers the best value for easy-to-use PCI compliant solutions," said Greg McGraw, chief executive officer of CRE Loaded's parent, Chain Reaction Ecommerce, Inc. "This is what our customers have been asking for and part of our commitment to delivering PCI ready solutions for our hosted and server-based shopping carts."

CRE Loaded merchants can now receive a free scan from ControlScan which studies a web site from a hacker's point of view to detect any open doors that could lead to a data breach. CRE Loaded's online merchants will also have access to ControlScan's full-service PCI solution, which includes a Self Assessment Questionnaire tool, on-demand vulnerability scanning and access to ControlScan's merchant portal. Merchants can also take advantage of ControlScan's security certification seals, which typically help e-merchants realize an increase in online sales and a decrease in shopping cart abandonment.

The number of identity theft victims has increased to more than 10 million people per year. This statistic is staggering, but PCI Compliance helps prevent this heinous crime, which not only has millions of victims, but costs businesses and consumers millions of dollars per year.

"Consumers need to be wary of ordering anything from a site that does not have the proper security measures in place, including PCI compliance, to ensure that they protect sensitive credit card and personal information," said Joan Herbig, chief executive officer, ControlScan. "CRE Loaded is demonstrating their commitment to Website security by offering ControlScan services."

For more info about the partnership visit or call (800) 609-2141.

About CRE Loaded:
CRE Loaded is a leading open source ecommerce software suite that powers nearly 200,000 online web stores worldwide. CRE Loaded's PCI compliant shopping cart software is based on the osCommerce architecture operating under the GPL and includes a "loaded' solution set of powerful features, plug-ins and affiliate partnerships all designed to help online merchants get web stores up and running in secure environments and generating revenue faster. CRE Loaded is the lead product of Chain Reaction Ecommerce, Inc., a venture backed eCommerce company, based in Atlanta, GA. To learn more or to get started, please call 1-800-609-2141 or visit

About PCI Compliance Provider, ControlScan:
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and security solutions designed exclusively for small- to medium-sized e-commerce and retail merchants, which make up 98% of all merchants. ControlScan provides easy-to-use Web-based security solutions and a personal level of service that make it easy and cost-effective for these businesses to analyze, remediate and validate compliance. The company's core offerings are complemented by a number of value-added products that help merchants maintain a high security posture and market their achievements to shoppers, most notably Breach Protection insurance and Verified Secure security seals. ControlScan is the solution of choice for small merchants and acquirers because it offers security solutions that are built specifically with the small merchant in mind, a personal level of service and the best value. Acquirers and other merchant service providers rely on ControlScan to manage PCI compliance programs for their entire merchant portfolios to ensure maximum compliance rates. For more information about ControlScan call 1-800-825-3301 or visit


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