eCommerce


U Georgia Launches Secure Vault Payment Service

The University of Georgia will be launching Secure Vault Payments (SVP) as a new tuition payment option. SVP is a service developed by NACHA, the non-profit electronics payments association that oversees the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network, one of the largest electronic payment networks in the world.

Medical University of South Carolina to Revamp Revenue Management System

The Medical University of South Carolina will be replacing its legacy revenue management systems with Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management from McKesson.

Blackboard Teams with Acxiom To Deliver Student Identity Verification

Blackboard and Acxiom have teamed up to authenticate the identities of distance learning students. Acxiom will make its Risk Identification Suite, prevalent in authenticating online banking transactions, available to Blackboard clients to verify the identity of distance learning students.

Out Is In

Out Is In

Savvy colleges and universities are turning to outsourced-- or hosted-- solutions to augment eCommerce revenue streams and provide new benefits, too.

Blackboard Campus Safety and Commerce Apps Gaining Education Customers

Blackboard announced a number of colleges and universities that have recently decided to deploy its campus commerce and security management platform, among them Endicott College in Beverly, MA; Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO; and Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA.

Bradford Networks Announces New Identity Management Security Appliances

Bradford Networks has announced three new software security appliances focused on identity management. The new products--User Visibility and Control (UVC), Device Profile and Control (DPC), and Behavior Monitoring and Control (BMC)--are subsets of Bradford's NAC Director and Campus Manager.

Financial Compliance a Growing Concern on Campuses

When a server belonging to a campus vendor is hacked, what are the overall implications for the institution? At the University of Houston, the experience led to the adoption of more stringent controls of its computer systems, including annual network audits and other best practices.

Payment Card Security Toughens with DSS 1.2 Release

Opinions are mixed on what the new Payment Card Industry (PCI) DSS 1.2 standard will mean for security pros going forward. However, the mandate is clear: protect data.

Card Use Can Stem ID Theft, Microsoft Says

Microsoft has released a white paper on identity theft with the aim of starting a "vendor-neutral" discussion on the use of "information cards" as an Internet security solution.

Payment Standard for Web Apps Goes Live

A new payment card industry (PCI) standard for Web application firewalls and source code went into effect July 1. PCI Industry Data Security standard 6.6 gives merchants a framework to ensure that the point-of-sale information uploaded into browser-based applications is sound from "top to bottom," the organization's literature said.

New Web Service Helps International Students Make School Payments

Custom House, a foreign exchange and international payments company, has launched a new international service to help universities and colleges accept payment from international students.

Blackboard Commerce Suite Driving Cashless Campus Transactions

Blackboard reported that several colleges and universities in the United States have selected software from its Commerce Suite to address campus commerce and security management. The company said that most of the schools have implemented the Transaction System, which administers online, real-time campus commerce, meal plans, vending, and facility access control through a campus one-card.