As Timothy Buttram, Advenware CEO & Chief Programmer, was searching for a server to host his new SaaS e-commerce platform on, he ran into some challenges. He wanted the ability to increase server capacity on demand as his business grew and avoid customer downtime that is associated with a colocation or dedicated server. So, he knew that cloud computing would be the perfect solution. However, part of his hosting requirements was to achieve PCI compliance with PCI compliant hosting.
“Everyone I talked with said that it was impossible to achieve PCI compliance without a dedicated server. Then they would try and sell me a $3,000 year dedicated service,” says Buttram. “But then I discovered that Online Tech had broken the barrier in achieving PCI compliance on a cloud server.”
Advenware’s Website SaaS solution allows small to mid-sized companies develop e-commerce websites quickly and efficiently. To provide a seamless checkout experience for clients’ buyers, Advenware integrated CCNow, a Digital River Company, into their SaaS solution. Since offering customer direct payments, Advenware had to meet the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to meet PCI DSS compliance.
Working closely with Online Tech’s technical team and their PCI scanning vendor (ASA), Advenware achieved PCI compliancy as a Level 3 Server Provider in April 2011. The same security methods and procedures that allowed Online Tech to become a SAS 70 Type II and SSAE 16 data center operator, helped Advenware meet the requirements of PCI DSS without investing capital costs. This lets Advenware focus resources on business growth of their eCommerce SaaS website solution.
“By partnering with Online Tech, I have a true technical partner that offers me the innovation and flexibility needed to grow my business,” notes Buttram.
About Online Tech
Since 1996 Advenware, a product of Adventure Software LLC, has been developing custom website solutions for small to mid sized companies across the United States. After years of building successful custom website solutions include one of the largest, award-winning Canvas Art e-commerce websites, Advenware created Advenware Website Software in 2011. Advenware Website Software is a Software-as-a-Service solution to be the complete website solution for a fraction of the cost of custom development. Built on Adobe’s award-winning Coldfusion platform, we have put all our years of experience into making Advenware Website Software to be the easiest-to-use website platform on the market today.