ClickBank Achieves Level 1 Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance Certification
Certification Demonstrates ClickBank’s Dedication to Ensuring a Secure Experience Online
Broomfield, CO – April 5, 2011 – ClickBank, the premier, online marketplace for digital information products, has strengthened their industry-leading fraud prevention efforts by attaining a Level 1 compliance certification by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). As eCommerce continues to experience significant growth, the threat of fraud has become increasingly more prevalent. This certification demonstrates ClickBank’s continued commitment to their customers’ protection, and to ensuring secure transactions for both customers and vendors.
PCI DSS is a worldwide program designed to help protect consumers from fraud by regulating payment card data security. ClickBank’s Level 1 compliance certification was achieved by adhering to the best practices specified by the PCI, aimed at protecting consumers’ personal information and providing safe transactions online. As a result, customers can trust ClickBank with sensitive payment card information and feel confident conducting business within their marketplace. Completing the compliance requirements is an extensive process, and the requirements include protecting stored data, assigning a unique ID to each person with computer access, regular testing of security systems and processes, and many other measures designed to guarantee that customer information is secure.
“Achieving Level 1 certification is a tremendous accomplishment for us and it speaks to the importance we place on protecting our customers’ personal information and online experience,” said Brad Wiskirchen, CEO, ClickBank. “Fraud threats today are becoming more and more sophisticated and it has become increasingly difficult for retailers to stay ahead of those threats. By upholding the standards set forth by the PCI, we are actively working to become a part of the solution.”
ClickBank’s Level 1 certification represents the ongoing efforts they have established in order to combat fraud. ClickBank’s sister company, Kount, is a leading innovator of solutions for fraud and risk management. Kount provides the most advanced fraud fighting technology available today, and protects against both traditional and emerging card-not-present threats. As a digital marketplace that processes over 35,000 transactions per day, ClickBank faces an ever-present risk of fraud. By applying Kount’s security solutions and maintaining PCI Level 1 compliance, they are stepping out ahead of the industry in defending against those threats. This certification will not only provide security for ClickBank’s customers, but the increase in customer trust and satisfaction will allow ClickBank clients to run their businesses more securely and successfully.