Web hosting provider Layered Technologies announced on Wednesday that it provides cloud hosting to WePay, an online payment platform that allows users to sell items and tickets, send invoices, and accept donations online.
Since WePay’s entire business is processing payments securely, it requires a PCI DSS compliant hosting environment, which Layered Tech provides through its PCI cloud solution.
Layered Tech has focused its hosting solutions and facilities on PCI DSS compliance, and has said in the past that it was the first hosting company to become 100 percent PCI DSS compliant for managed services when it was initiated in 2004. In February, Layered Tech launched its “compliance guarantee” SLA for customers to be assured that its services meet PCI DSS and HIPAA. Last year, in addition to achieving PCI 2.0 compliance, named Jeff Reich chief security officer.
Having these types of certifications can help web hosts win customers like an online payment processor, but web hosts that want to host any site with e-commerce functions need to be PCI DSS compliant.
“Layered Tech is committed to supporting a combination of full compliance management along with managing customers’ mission-critical Web applications, so our customers can focus on growing their business,” Layered Tech president Brad Hokamp said in a statement. “Our compliant cloud services platform supports WePay in providing a high performance and safe way for its users to collect payments online.”
WePay provides its platform directly, and customers can sell things or collect donations on their own website, or through the WePay site. WePay doesn’t have a setup fee, monthly fees and doesn’t require a contract. It also doesn’t require a merchant account to sell things, unlike PayPal.
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