Ektron Provides PA-DSS Validation for eCommerce Module

By Ektron, PRNE
Monday, March 7, 2011

Only Web Content Management System in Compliance with PCI SSC/PA-DSS Standard

NASHUA, New Hampshire, March 8, 2011 - Ektron, a provider of web content management, social software and
marketing optimization solutions, today announced its Ektron Web Content
Management platform PA-DSS validation, making Ektron's eCommerce and
storefront module compliant with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards
Council (PCI SSC) Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS)

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"We are proud that we're the only content management solution provider to
offer PCI compliance to our eCommerce customers and give them greater ability
to protect their own customers' data," said Bill Rogers, Ektron founder and
CEO. "Our eCommerce product is part of Ektron's ongoing efforts to develop a
complete content management solution that helps customers grow their
businesses profitably and securely."

PA-DSS represents a specific set of requirements that a system must meet
if it is used to process credit card transactions. An independent assessor,
approved by the PCI SSC, must audit each system and assign a "pass" or "fail"
to the application. Those that pass are put on the official list of
PA-DSS-compliant applications.

As a .NET application, Ektron eCommerce utilizes CMS400.NET's existing
customization to enable integration into existing IT infrastructures. Through
an open architecture and the Ektron.CMS.Commerce API, any commerce
configuration is possible and gives customers the power to tie into back-end
systems quickly and efficiently. Payment and shipping options are flexible
with eCommerce, which integrates major purchase and shipping providers
through Ektron's Provider Model, an abstraction layer to access data, making
Ektron eCommerce fully extensible. PA-DSS validation for Ektron eCommerce
assures merchants and their customers that their point-of-sale system
encrypts and limits access to consumer credit card data.

Current Ektron eCommerce customers include the Medical Group Management
Association (MGMA), which provides a full-featured web storefront offering a
wealth of material including books through educational and certification
training tools; Fruits & Passion, providing bath and body gift-baskets,
candles, creams and spa products on its website; the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
for Women which provides clothing, official jewelry and other accessories
through its site and the Australian Grand Prix, which offers event
merchandise through its online store.

About Ektron

By integrating web content management (WCM), marketing optimization and
social software, Ektron's software and solutions improve operational
efficiency, drive revenue growth and build customer loyalty. Ektron empowers
marketers to create, publish and optimize web content that engages, converts
and retains customers. Developers benefit from Ektron's extensibility and
commitment to the Microsoft .NET framework. Headquartered in Nashua, New
, with offices in Australia, Canada, Singapore and the United
, Ektron has more than 8,000 customers worldwide including Carnegie
Hall, Diageo, Home Depot, International Chamber of Commerce, Kodak,
Microsoft, NASDAQ, National Health Services UK, Saint-Gobain, The Law Society
and the University of Notre Dame. For more information, please visit
www.ektron.com, www.ektron.co.uk or www.ektron.com.au.

Nicole Rogers of Ektron, Inc., +1-603-589-5288, nicole.rogers at ektron.com, or Kyla Ruane of PAN Communications, +1-978-474-1900, ektron at pancomm.com

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