PCI Compliance…there’s an App for that!

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CRE Secure provides PCI compliance for smartphones, enabling merchants to safely extend their online stores and accept online shopping payments submitted by iPhone and Android users.

CRE Secure hosted payment solutions for PCI compliance.

CRE Secure’s hosted mobile payment solution makes it easy for web developers and online merchants to achieve true PCI compliance for their mobile ecommerce applications.

CRE Secure, the industry’s first cloud-based, secure payment solution for online merchants with HTML Clone™ technology, today announces a hosted mobile payment solution for the iPhone and Android that enables merchants to safely expand their online stores to include users of these smartphones.

“When used to place online orders via the internet or on-board applications, smartphones must adhere to the strict requirements of PCI-DSS standards just like any online shopping application. While once a daunting task, CRE Secure’s hosted mobile payment solution now makes it easy for web developers and online merchants to achieve true PCI compliance for their mobile ecommerce applications,” said Greg McGraw, CEO and president of CRE Secure Payments, LLC. “There’s a mind-boggling 40-million smartphones in use today, and usage is steadily growing. And as we shift from using our smartphones for simple tasks like reading email and surfing the web to more complex commercial and business activities, we heighten the need for mobile PCI compliance in order to best protect and secure cardholder data.”

CRE Secure’s hosted mobile payment solution provides an efficient and economical way for merchants who support storefronts and shopping carts optimized for mobile to achieve PCI compliance. The CRE Secure hosted solution can be used by any business that allows customers to make mobile payments using iPhone and Android smartphones. Independent smartphone application developers can integrate the CRE Secure hosted payment solution into their distributed applications to ensure PCI compliance for their ecommerce clients.

CRE Secure has simplified the PCI compliance process for online merchants by eliminating the need for the merchant to manage the storage, transmittal and processing of their customers’ sensitive credit card data. With CRE Secure’s patent-pending iForm™ technology, working in conjunction with every page of a merchant’s checkout and payment acceptance process, shoppers will never know that the mobile payment form came from a secure vault location and not the merchant site. To the shopper, the experience is seamless. Since the payment page is styled to mirror the online merchant site, all personalization presented to the shopper is retained while merchant branding is preserved and their website investment protected.

Smartphone shopping applications – as well as shopping transactions initiated via mobile Internet access – are required to adhere to the same PCI compliant (Payment Card Industry compliant) guidelines as their internet-based online storefront cousins. Non-compliant merchants may face an increase in transaction fees or be penalized with hefty fines each month that PCI compliance is violated.

About CRE Secure
CRE Secure Payments is a cloud-based Internet payment security company. CRE Secure enables leading ecommerce software solutions and payment software systems distributed worldwide with secure PCI-compliant hosted, payment processing solutions using patent-pending technology and through its partnerships with top global payment gateways. CRE Secure is a level one PCI DSS-certified service provider and a contributing member of the PCI Security Standards Council. For more info, visit http://www.cresecure.com or call (888) 453-4885.

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