Hosted Payment iForm delivers seamless PCI compliance.
Meeting PCI compliance requirements as an e-commerce merchant can be a daunting task. Itís an incredibly complex and expensive undertaking where the rules are often changing. Thatís why CRE Secure makes it easy for you to leverage our PCI Compliant process to manage the storage, transmittal, and processing of your customersí sensitive credit card data.
Introducing: iForm Technology for secure credit card acceptance.
CRE Secure Hosted Payment iFormô uses our patented, secure iFrame-based technology and is designed to work with any checkout platform regardless of the topology and programming used behind the scenes. Easy to implement, the CRE Secure Hosted Payment Form API simply integrates with existing checkout pages. The PCI compliant and patented iForm is presented within the merchant web payment page to capture the cardholder data. To the shopper, the experience is seamless. Shoppers never realize that the payment form came from a secure vault location and not the merchant site. Since there is no change to the merchant site, all personalization presented to the shopper is retained and merchant branding is preserved, ensuring website investment protection.
Most gateways and other hosted payment services offer their own heavily branded checkout payment pages and require the uploading and maintaining of static template pages. Many websites designed with feature-rich content use iframe and java script techniques to effectively present the content to the viewer. While great for delivering a quality user experience, this approach introduces many possible attack vectors that could result in the insertion of malicious code in the website and cause a potential data breach.
Not anymore. With iForm, our hosted payment acceptance platform is built into the merchantís payment acceptance page by the web developer and the payment form is served up to the consumerís browser in a private, heavy-encrypted connection between the consumer and CRE Secure. Websites programmed using heavy java script can still reduce their scope of PCI compliance without interrupting session flow.
Merchants retain technological, artistic and marketing control of the site and continue to direct the shopper experience, even though the payment form is generated īon demandī and is hosted in our PCI DSS-certified data center.
Merchants and technical staff can worry less about managing PCI compliance and mitigating the risk of a data breach and focus more on providing a great customer experience, which includes providing customers with the peace of mind that their transactions are safe and secure.
Getting started with CRE Secure's Hosted Payment iForm is a snap. Benefits to merchants are:
- Preserve your brand and your investment in your site with a seamless experience for your shoppers.
- Never touch sensitive credit card data on your servers again, but keep all the features and functionality as if you did.
- Reduce or even eliminate the scope of PCI Compliance that you are responsible for without expensive upgrades to your network or data center hosting costs.You get to leverage our investment and status as a certified PCI DSS Compliant service to protect cardholder data.
- Integrate rapidly to your systems and pages with the readily available Hosted Payment iForm toolkit .
- And with CRE Secureís Hosted Payment iForm, the need to use PA-DSS (Payment Application Data Security Standard) software applications is a thing of the past.
Note: Beginning November 1, 2010, new online retailers are no longer allowed to host credit card transactions in non PCI-approved environments, and those merchants that are not compliant can be fined, have their transaction fees raised, or have their merchant accounts frozen.