Gartner Research

ClearCommerce Engine

Published: 09 May 2000

ID: G0090892

Analyst(s): Ellen P. Walsh


ClearCommerce sells the ClearCommerce Engine to ASPs, ISPs, and enterprise businesses for back-end payment processing. The engine provides a connection to payment processors to process credit card transactions over the Internet. ClearCommerce will also host the ClearCommerce Engine for customers who do not wish to bring the solution in-house. The FraudShield component provides rules-based fraud protection and allows merchants to specify fraud parameters. Additional modules such as tax, shipping, and electronic softgoods can be added. A legacy API can be customized to gain access to back-end ERP or fulfillment systems, and a standard API interfaces with most merchant storefront programs. ClearCommerce charges an upfront licensing fee, rather than transaction fees.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Security
    • Monitoring
    • Operating Systems
    • Databases
  • Analysis
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
    • eHNC eFalcon
    • CyberSource
  • Strengths
    • Merchant Enters Fraud Parameters
    • Merchant Reporting Features
    • Support for Softgoods and Hard Goods
    • Support for Multiple Business Models
    • Digital Certificates Validate Merchants
    • Modular Approach
  • Limitations
    • Incomplete Fraud Solution
    • E-Checks
    • No SET Support
    • Links Between Physical POS Systems and Internet Payments
    • Costs
  • Insight

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