The Web-Merchant payment systems that we provide all
use a combination of both established and innovative
techniques to ensure the security and integrity of all
sensitive data. Furthermore, our public web servers
are certified by Thawte, a public Certificate Authority,
ensuring that both the shopper and retailer can have
confidence that nobody can impersonate the banking networks
to obtain confidential information.
All the banks we use, including RBS, BarclayCard,
B+S, Elavon, Werther, AIB, Credorax etc. use state of
the art security tools and techniques, both proprietary
and unique, to ensure that you and your shopper are
protected against what is nowadays a virtually nonexistent
risk. The systems also have inbuilt system redundancy
and fault tolerance, to provide you with a virtually
uninterrupted service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The systems have evolved over many years and gained
full bank approval.
If the shopper keys in their card details are they encrypted?
Using industry standard SSL and Thawte unique encryption
systems, this is exactly the case. When the shopper
fills in the payment form and clicks the submit button,
their details are not sent straight away. A a secure
link is set up between the shopper's browser and the
payment system and an encryption code is requested
and received, which then wraps the order and transaction
details before leaving the shoppers premises. read
If a web browser does not display the padlock icon
on the payment page, do not proceed with the transaction
and contact the online store immediately.
The transfer of the purchase details from the retailers
site to the secure banking networks are encapsulated
using their own encrypted and digitally-signed protocol.
This uses a combination of standard methods such as
PGP, RSA and MD5 to ensure that the information passed
is secure and tamper-proof.
Current encryption technology completely eliminates
credit card fraud on the Internet. There are no cases
of Web-Merchant security EVER being breached.
What level of encryption do you have?
Thawte 2048 bit encryption systems. At the browser
128 Bit SSL is used and Information passed between
your computer and the secure payment pages cannot
be intercepted by any third party.
Data storage on our systems, and the communication
between the merchant accounts that we provide and
the worldwide banking networks, is regularly audited
by the banking authorities to ensure a secure transaction
environment. We also ensure that we stay up-to-date
with the latest versions of any third-party code we
use, and continually review our own proprietary code.
We are also fully compliant with the Payment Card
Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Can anybody FTP to the secure server?
No, never! All FTP (or any kind of upload/download
functionality) is strictly prohibited on any of the
secure servers used during a transaction and at any
Are Web-Merchant sites tested and fully approved?
Yes, there is an extensive Quality Assessment process.
This process ensures that integrity is maintained
at our clients end of the transaction process, and
to ensure that the integration between the web site
and credit card network has been carried out correctly.
The whole process has been designed to ensure a shoppers
buying experience is safe and secure - more