CommerceGate_052009BARCELONA, Spain – Online Payment Processor CommerceGate has announced that it has renewed full certification as a level 1 PCI compliant merchant after successfully meeting all of the recently increased requirements for accreditation set forth by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. The standard was created to ensure that organizations processing credit card payments are preventing credit card fraud by utilizing mandatory controls and safeguards when handling sensitive data.

“We are very proud to continue to operate at the highest level of PCI compliance. It makes perfect business sense to us, as we strive to offer the safest and best solutions on the market,” said Bjorn Skarlen, CEO of CommerceGate. “Our certification demonstrates our dedication to maximum security and anti-fraud measures, and it is good to be able to show that our hard work is really paying off.”

The PCI Data Security Standard is a comprehensive security guideline that includes strict requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures designed to enhance data security.

In addition to PCI compliance, CommerceGate also offers optional 3D Secure transactions where needed to increase end user confidence and security. “The more trust we can inspire in the end user, the better,” said Skarlen. “Knowing that their credit card information and money are safe means that customers are more confident signing up and also likely to spend more money per transaction, which in turn improves the profits of our clients.”

3D Secure is used as an optional added layer of security for online credit and debit card transactions. It was developed by Visa to improve the security of Internet payments and is offered to customers as the Verified by Visa service. Services based on the protocol have also been adopted by MasterCard, under the name MasterCard SecureCode, and by JCB International as J/Secure. While 3D Secure is not required of all merchants, the fact that CommerceGate is a qualified provider of 3D Secure processing shows that the company is fully capable of providing the highest level of credit security measures for clients seeking to utilize them as a customer security feature and beneficial marketing element.

For more information about CommerceGate please visit the company website and be sure to visit the new solutions page at You are also welcome to contact a representative via email to