a Secure E-Commerce Storefront
understand the importance of e-commerce in the new economy. With
the number of active Internet users approaching 640 million worldwide,
the demand for products and services via the Internet is increasing
rapidly. Guardian Digital Corporate Commerce Suite enables companies
to meet this high demand and still focus on their core competencies
rather than being concerned with how their online presence is functioning.
(llvimports.com) is one
such example. Founded in August 2002, they are a kitchenware, house
decor and small furniture boutique. Manufactured in Vietnam and
ISO 9001 certified, their products are sold and imported worldwide.
Already established extensively throughout Asia, Europe, Africa
and South America, introducing them to the United States marketplace
was the next logical step. Relying mostly on EBay to advertise,
showcase and sell their products, Larry Nguyen, owner of LLV Imports,
turned to Guardian Digital for a cost-effective, easy and secure
Easy Implementation, Bulletproof Security
Being a small company without IT professionals on staff, LLV Imports
was in search of the most secure, cost effective and effortless
way to run their online operation. Explaining that site maintenance
would be handled in-house, they needed a comprehensive solution
that would be easy to set-up and wouldn't require too much maintenance.
easy implementation, Internet security is also a monumental priority.
Considering Internet and email is the only way they connect with
their customers, conserving the security and integrity of web and
email servers is imperative to the success of the business. "We
rely on email and Internet access for 100% of our business. A security
breach or downtime of any kind would cause a loss in sales as well
as customers," said Nguyen.
Source Security Alternative
Open source software provides security benefits unavailable elsewhere.
With thousands of developers from all different environments collaborating,
vulnerabilities are identified and fixed much quicker than those
of closed source counterparts. A loyal Linux user since 1994, Nguyen
was fully aware of the security benefits offered through open source
software. "Having access to the source code and the excellent support
by Guardian Digital, means vulnerabilities will quickly be discovered
and patches are promptly released by developers, keeping my site
consistently secure and my customers confident in their online purchases."
Knowing security is key when operating an online business, Guardian
Digital quickly came to the rescue. Using a seamless e-commerce
hardware and software combination, Guardian Digital was able to
furnish LLV Imports with everything necessary to develop an impressively
effective and secure online storefront. Guardian Digital sent LLV
Imports their Corporate Commerce Suite pre-configured on a Guardian
Digital 1050-S2 Lockbox with 1.2Ghz Intel Pentium III, 256MB Ram,
single 40 GB EIDE hard drive. With this "ready to use" solution,
LLV Imports was able to create a virtual storefront, enter products
via online interfaces, manage shopping cart and site generation
functions and perform secure transactions almost immediately.
features of the Corporate Commerce Suite include:
- Secure Web-based
user interface features including search, product reviews by users,
e-mail notifications, product and manufacturer catalogs, bestseller
lists, customer accounts, shopping cart and easy checkout procedure.
- Tax zones,
classes, and rates make setup quick and easy.
and manage order inventory, session information, state management,
authentication, and access control.
user management, including order history reports and click trails
to track user state. Interact directly with users using real-time
the PayPal, SECPay, AuthorizeNet, and COD payment gateways
Currently LLV Imports displays 92 different products on their online
store and plans to add more within the coming year. The combination
of high quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices and secure online
exposure has helped them move merchandise to customers much more
quickly and efficiently. The Corporate Commerce Suite has made it
dramatically easier for these products to be viewed and purchased
by people all over the world. Highly secure transactions make Internet
purchases easier and less worrisome then ever.
With no security
breaches so far, LLV Imports is more than satisfied with products
and support received from Guardian Digital. "Security is a huge
concern of mine. Staying current with security patches and having
an easy way to implement them is important to keeping my store and
my customers' information secure. With Guardian Digital helping
to manage our Internet presence, I can sleep well at night."
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