Achieves PCI Compliance for Maximum Data Protection

PARK RIDGE, IL —May 14, 2008—, a leading Website design, development, and hosting company based in Park Ridge, IL, today announced that it has completed the highest level certification to become a PCI Compliant service provider. Following the auditing process,’s services were found to comply with the PCI-DSS standard set by the PCI Security Standards Council. In attaining Level 1 compliance, is now one of only nine companies listed in the U.S. that provides PCI-compliant managed hosting services for e-commerce Websites. In addition to managed hosting, is also PCI compliant in managed merchant hosting, co-location hosting, and physical security.

The PCI Security Standards Council, established by top credit card companies such as Visa and MasterCard, was created to enhance payment account data security and minimize system intrusions that can lead to identity theft. According to regulations developed by this council, all online merchants must comply with PCI standards or face penalties. For more information about PCI Compliance, please visit

"At we take the security of our sites very seriously," said Mike Svanascini, Chief Operating Officer of "With growing privacy concerns, we took the steps necessary to ensure that the sensitive data of our customers is fully shielded from any outside threats. By becoming PCI compliant, our customers can be confident that their credit card data, accounts, and transaction information is secure from hackers, viruses, and other system attacks."

About, Inc., Inc., founded in 1978, is a leading Web design, development, and hosting company based in Park Ridge, Illinois. Currently, employs approximately 130 professionals in offices throughout the country including Chicago, Cleveland, Washington D.C., New York, and Los Angeles. Some of their 3,000 clients include Fannie May Candies, New York Giants, Donald J Pliner Shoes, NASCAR, Chiasso, Chicago Bears, Abbott Laboratories, and the U.S. Army. For additional information about, visit