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Is your e-commerce Hacker Safe?

October 30th, 2006

Have you ever seen the “Hacker Safe” logo on an e-commerce site?

Today I got a phone call from ScanAlert, the company that handles offers the “Hacker Safe” service.  Basically, they scan your site every day and test it against “vulnerabilities”.  If they notice anything, they notify you and give you 72 hours to fix it.

As long as you keep your site safe against these vulnerabilities, they keep a logo on your site stating so.

The service costs about $179 per month with an additional $100 startup fee the first month.  Discounts apply if you pay a whole year in advance or if you are a Better Business Bureau member.  There are also discounts if you own a Monster Commerce site or Volusion site.  These discounts can get it down to as low as $999 per year.

Interestingly, she admitted that the true ROI is for sites that do about $10K to $15K profit per month.  In fact, they offer an online calculator to that effect.

If you have a high volume e-commerce site, it’s probably a good idea.

As I say in all my classes:

“Credibility is the currency of the Internet!”