Hostway and CardinalCommerce Partner to Provide Secure Online Shopping

Hostway offers CardinalCommerce's Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode

online fraud protection programs with their ecommerce tool, Merchant Manager

Oct 17, 2005, 01:00 ET from Hostway Corporation

    CHICAGO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostway Corp., a leading provider of Web
 hosting and managed services, is excited to offer its customers a new tool
 that will provide their online shoppers with a great sense of confidence and
 security while shopping on their online store. Hostway has partnered with
 CardinalCommerce, a provider of services for securing electronic and wireless
 commerce, to offer Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode to ecommerce
 hosting customers who use Hostway's Merchant Manager shopping cart.
     Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode are rapidly growing programs
 that offer an extra level of protection to enrolled Visa and MasterCard
 cardholders. This is achieved by requiring them to enter a password or PIN
 when making online purchases with participating merchants.
     "Hostway strives to offer innovative products to our customers that help
 make their online businesses more successful. Running an efficient, secure
 online shopping experience for their customers should be a priority for any
 merchant and we are excited to partner with CardinalCommerce to offer just
 that to our customers," said John Lee, VP of Marketing at Hostway.
     These fraud protection programs benefit both merchants and their
 customers. It's 100% free for cardholders to enroll in these programs through
 Visa and MasterCard, and provides consumers the reassurance that even if their
 credit card number is stolen, it cannot be used for fraudulent purchases on
 participating ecommerce sites.  Merchants that choose to participate will
 benefit from a nearly 70% reduction in chargebacks that stem from disputed
 (often fraudulent) charges. This benefit of 'chargeback blocking' is
 automatic, and protection applies to both US and international transactions.
     "Sites that offer Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode are very
 attractive to customers because they add an extra level of security to online
 purchases. It also reflects well upon merchants because offering these
 programs indicates that they care a great deal about their customers'
 welfare," said Kendall Myles, Senior VP of Merchant Services at
     About Hostway
     Hostway Corporation provides Web hosting and managed services to more than
 300,000 customers worldwide. Hostway helps individuals, small businesses and
 large enterprises achieve more value from state-of-the-art Web-based
 technologies by reducing their complexity and cost. Founded in 1998, Hostway
 is one of the five largest Web hosting companies in the world with offices in
 North America (Chicago, Tampa, Austin and Vancouver), Europe (London,
 Frankfurt, Hannover and Amsterdam) Asia (Seoul) and Australia (Sydney). For
 more information about Hostway Corporation, please visit or call 1-866-467-8929.
     About CardinalCommerce
     CardinalCommerce Corporation is the leading provider of e-commerce
 platforms driving merchant growth. Cardinal developed Centinel to enable
 merchants a simple way to launch applications designed to increase revenue.
 Centinel is easily installed and is utilized by merchants worldwide.  With
 capabilities ranging from Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode, to
 alternative payments such as PayPal, Bill Me Later, and Secure e Bill,
 Cardinal Centinel is a must for all e-commerce merchants. To increase
 profitability, visit us at .
     CONTACT:  Jennifer Mussman, Hostway (312) 994-7720,
               Rick Lynch, CardinalCommerce (440) 352-8444 x112,

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