CRE Secure Rescues e-Commerce Merchants from PCI Compliance Burdens

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Hosted Payment Page delivers secure shopping cart transactions without sacrificing branding and customer experience

By taking cardholder data out of scope, we can greatly reduce the amount of effort required to achieve PCI Compliance - allowing e-commerce merchants to worry less about managing compliance and more about providing a great customer experience

As the remaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) deadlines approach, e-commerce merchants must quickly determine how to bring their checkout process into alignment with the new required standards for protecting sensitive cardholder data. To ease the burden, CRE Secure Payments, LLC has unveiled a Hosted Payment Page technology aimed at reducing the scope and cost of PCI Compliance for e-commerce merchants by moving the storage, processing and transmittal of payment information from the merchant's environment to a PCI-Compliant data center without interrupting checkout flow.

Hosted Payment Page with Patent-Pending HTML CLONEâ„¢ Technology
CRE Secure's Hosted Payment Page is a PCI compliant service that presents itself in the normal checkout process to provide a smooth and familiar experience to customers for payment collection. Unlike traditional services that redirect customers off-site for payment, CRE Secure's patent-pending HTML CLONE technology calls on the merchant's shopping cart or website CSS to provide an exact replica of the merchant environment to ensure a seamless checkout experience for the user - including access to all links and live navigation of the merchant site.

"A seamless checkout process was an absolute requirement for us," said Greg McGraw, President and CEO of CRE Secure Payments. "Other outsourced payment processing services, like PayPal's Payment Standard, disrupt the checkout flow and force the merchant to surrender branding control - often resulting in confused customers, increased cart abandonment, and fewer items per ticket".

The Fast Track to PCI Compliance
The Hosted Payment Page provides a methodology by which e-commerce merchants can leverage CRE Secure's PCI-Compliant process to manage the storage, transmittal, and processing of cardholder data - thereby removing these elements from the scope of the merchant's PCI compliance requirements - dramatically reducing the time and cost required to achieve compliance.

The time, energy, and cost required to meet compliance requirements can be overwhelming for the e-commerce merchant. With a Hosted Payment Page, integration can be done via a readily available Hosted Payment Page toolkit from partner IP Commerce and takes as little as one day to implement. "We are thrilled that CRE Secure has chosen our Managed Commerce Services Platform as the cloud-based backbone for the Hosted Payment Page. This is exactly the type of secure commerce innovation we built our platform to enable," says Chip Kahn, CEO of IP Commerce.

CRE Secure's Hosted Payment Page offers a much needed lifeline to the thousands of e-commerce merchants struggling to achieve PCI Compliance prior to approaching deadlines. "By taking cardholder data out of scope, we can greatly reduce the amount of effort required to achieve PCI Compliance - allowing e-commerce merchants to worry less about managing compliance and more about providing a great customer experience," adds McGraw.

Pricing and Availability
CRE Secure works with most open source shopping cart software including OSCommerce, CRE Loaded, ZenCart, Magento, VirtueMart, and Ubercart, and provides direct connectivity to leading payment processors including Chase Paymentech.

Visit us at the following link to learn more or to begin a Commerce Hosted Payment Page integration.

About CRE Secure
CRE Secure is the latest innovative solution from CRE Commerce, a leading open source eCommerce software project since 2001. Today, the company is using its experience as an online merchant and its nearly 200,000 users of its award winning open source shopping cart to launch a new secure payment service, CRE Secure Payments. CRE Commerce'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 Commerce, and its subsidiary CRE Secure Payments, is a venture backed e-commerce company, based in Atlanta, GA. To learn more or to get started visit CRE Secure or call 1-800-609-2141.

About Commerce Lab
Commerce Lab from IP Commerce enabled CRE Secure to build a scalable and secure payment processing product by integrating to the Managed Commerce Services Platform. For more information, visit Commerce Lab

Based in Denver, Colo., IP Commerce provides the first cloud-computing platform for commerce. The Managed Commerce Services Platform enables payment providers and new industry entrants to become solution providers enabling new work flows and processes on-demand.

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