Ronkonkoma, NY, July 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- HomeRun Homes successfully completed the newly-mandated Federal PCI DSS Credit Card Regulations for website data security compliance.
Sweeping Reform of the Credit Card Industry
Due to the sweeping reform of the credit card industry, there have been new rules implemented regarding the security measures that are taken by websites to ensure full security and protection of data that is entered on these websites. For quite some time, the focus has been on the large multi-national corporations, however, the focus has now turned to all websites, including HomeRun Homes.
The Company was notified in May by their merchant account provider (the company that processes credit card transactions for Ads that are placed on their website), and they were provided a mandated deadline of July 31, 2010. This compliance took the form of a large exam-type question format, along with a highly-intrusive scan of their website for vulnerabilities and hacker entry points. HomeRun Homes took advantage of the timing and they concurrently moved their website to a more quicker, more powerful server platform in a load balanced environment that provides stability and redundancy.
HomeRun Homes in Full Compliance of Web Data Security
As per Trustwave, the leader in the field of website security, HomeRun Homes is 100% PCI DSS Compliant (Their compliance certificate can be viewed on their website. The President of the Company, Robert Eisenstein, stated that, "The results of this process are two-pronged: more security and a quicker website for our visitors," and adds, "We have spoken with many of our peers, and they feel as if they will not make the deadline, and therefore, they risk being discontinued by their credit card merchant account, thus, rendering them basically 'out of business."
The full details of the PCI DSS regulation are outlined on the PCI Standards website, which summarizes them as, "...a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data."
For additional information on the topic, "HomeRun Homes Achieves New PCI DSS Web Security Compliance", please visit their website.
About HomeRun Homes
HomeRun Homes is a Centralized Marketplace which helps people Buy or Sell a Rent to Own Home, a Commercial Property, or to offer Home Services nationwide and globally to the thriving Rent to Own market.