Managing your eCommerce security is a crucial component of your success. Not only does meeting or exceeding security standards keep your data safe; it also maintains the vital link of trust between you and your customers by protecting their information from identity theft and other security hazards. If a customer does not feel that his or her vital information is valued and protected through, for example, a secure intranet system, he or she will not return to your site.
PCI DSS Standards and eCommerce Security
Clarity implements several features that meet or exceed PCI DSS standards, the industry benchmark for eCommerce security. PCI DSS, or Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, stipulates a variety of requirements that must be met when handling cardholder information. The list of criteria ranges from maintaining a firewall to regularly testing security systems and processes. As a collection, the standards provide a comprehensive defense of your, your clients’, and your customers’ valuable information.
Ensuring a secure eCommerce Credit Card Integration
Web sites that do not adhere to PCI DSS and other security standards are a major target for cyber criminals, who are adept at spotting weak points in eCommerce sites as more and more people take their businesses online. Because obtaining credit card information from vulnerable eCommerce platforms is by and large the most common goal for cyber criminals, successful security standards provide for the safe encryption of this information in particular. Clarity can help your site implement streamlined, secure credit card integration as well as maintain the integrity of user information such as home addresses, phone numbers, or personal history. Every piece of personal data can be exploited when in the wrong hands.
The ramifications of an eCommerce site that is not properly secured are large enough to reduce or even destroy the success of a small business. Credit card and identity theft not only harms a business’s customers but also has a damaging effect on the overall brand.
Other Important eCommerce Security Considerations
The ramifications of an eCommerce site that is not properly secured are large enough to reduce or even destroy the success of a small business. Credit card and identity theft not only harms a business’s customers but also has a damaging effect on the overall brand; in the event of a security breach, news travels quickly and even the most loyal customers may reconsider their patronage. Additionally, if the security breach leads to malware or viruses, as it often does, the resulting spam will hurt not just your reputation, but your standing in search engines. Ask Clarity how our security features are designed to protect your customers, your revenue, and your reputation.
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