Sunday, May 13, 2001


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Electronic Commerce and Secure Transactions


Estimates for electronic commerce transactions in the year 2000 are as high as $5 billion, up from less than $500 million today. The advent of electronic commerce necessitates secure transaction capabilities to protect your customer' privacy. A secure web site allows your customers to safely transmit application forms, confidential documents, credit card numbers, and product ordering information across the Internet.

Secure Server Encryption allows for transmission of encrypted data packets via the TCP/IP communications protocol. Using widely accepted standard security technologies, including RSA encryption keys and SSL protocol, the server receives and transmits information that is only viewable by the sender and/or receiver. A secure server eliminates the possibility that such sensitive information is captured or viewed during transmission.

With Internet Express, you have the option of securing your whole web site with your own RSA encryption key or securing only the forms that you need secured. Some companies found the cost of obtaining their own RSA encryption key to be more than they were willing to spend to "get their feet wet" in electronic commerce. For those companies, Internet Express will host only the forms that need to be secured at www.secureserver.com/yourcompany/secureform.html. This service is significantly less expensive than owning your own RSA encryption key for your domain but also requires your customers to temporarily leave your site. This is a good option for companies who want to find out how much their customers will use electronic commerce before investing a large sum of money into it. For those companies who already know that electronic commerce is going to be greatly utilized, the cost of securing your whole web site will be insignificant.

E-Commerce Accounts

  Boutique Mezzanine Mall
Monthly Cost (without dialup account) $ 40 $ 80 $ 150
Setup Cost $ 50 $ 100 $ 150
Number of Items 10 100 Unlimited
Transaction Processing:
- off-line batch processing
- on-line authorization and real-time processing thru CyberCash

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Security:
- SSL (Secure Socket Layer)
- PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)
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E-mail Order Notification to Merchant yes yes yes
E-mail Order Receipt to Buyer yes yes yes





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