Joins Short List of Approved e-Commerce Solution Providers for Outstanding Adherence to Security Standards

TAMARAC, Fla., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopping cart software leader 3DCart today announced its inclusion in Visa's Global List of PCI DSS Validated Service Providers, a comprehensive list of Visa-certified service providers named for passing a rigorous security screening process. Inclusion on Visa's short and exclusive list helps further validate security measures to protect credit card data and other personal information put in place by 3DCart for local and international online merchants of all sizes. 3DCart was officially validated by Visa as of March 31, 2010.

"Instances of online fraud have pushed stricter regulations on financial transactions that take place on the web," said Jimmy Rodriguez, chief technical officer for 3DCart. "General PCI DSS compliance is crucial, and verification by Visa serves as a validation that online storefronts are doing everything in their power to protect the personal information of their customers, in turn adding value and increasing brand credibility. Online stores with Visa-approved e-commerce platforms position themselves as cutting-edge within their niches."

PCI DSS compliance is now required for any service provider that collects sensitive financial information over the internet. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is crucial for all service providers that collect payment by credit card.

3DCart was officially named PCI DSS compliant by the PCI Security Standards Council on February 26, 2009 following rigorous testing by third-party PCI DSS compliance experts SecurityMetrics. In order to gain compliant standing, twelve stringent requirements must be met or exceeded to help build and maintain a secure network, protect cardholder data, maintain a vulnerability management program, implement strong access control measures, regularly monitor and test networks and maintain an information security policy.

To view the complete Visa Global List of PCI DSS Validated Service Providers, visit http://usa.visa.com/download/merchants/cisp-list-of-pcidss-compliant-service-providers.pdf.

About 3DCart:

3DCart (www.3DCart.com) is a complete e-commerce solution for new or existing websites.  The company's services include the tools, advice, support, and technology to manage an entire online operation, so clients can focus on managing their orders.  3DCart is able to design and implement innovative web solutions to meet a company's specific requirements.  Whether clients are looking to update their existing web store or develop a completely new design, 3DCart maintains a flexible approach to ensure they provide the right solution for the company.  One monthly fee pays for the store setup, security, design, and maintenance.