Allaire Corporation and ICVERIFY Thursday announced that Allaire has acquired software components from a third party that link Allaire’s popular Cold Fusion Web application development system with electronic commerce software from ICVERIFY, allowing developers to rapidly create electronic commerce applications.
The software components were previously available from Allaire’s Website for a fee. The NetVERIFY components are now available to developers at no charge from the Allaire Tag Gallery . The tags provide immediate integration between Cold Fusion applications and NetVERIFY, ICVERIFY’s web commerce software package.
Cold Fusion provides developers with the tools to rapidly integrate database, server and browser technologies into sophisticated applications on intranets, extranets and the Internet. The product has been adopted by thousands of major corporations, government agencies and universities worldwide to create a range of collaborative, commerce and business systems on the Web. Cold Fusion custom tags are custom markup language elements that allow developers to build reusable components that can easily be inserted into dynamic Web applications.
NetVERIFY offers the sophisticated transaction processing and management functionality that Internet merchants demand. NetVERIFY can process transactions for all major credit card brands, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, JCB and private- label cards as well. ICVERIFY maintains more than 250 financial processor certifications enabling NetVERIFY to communicate with merchant accounts at 99% of U.S. banks, a majority in Canada, and an increasing number in Europe as well.
“Cold Fusion is an extremely popular development system among Web professionals,” said Karen Tate, director of Internet markets for ICVERIFY. “These custom tags make it especially easy for Cold Fusion developers to commerce-enable their sites with NetVERIFY.”
“As companies accelerate their efforts to develop electronic commerce applications, it is critical that the Cold Fusion development system supports the best solutions,” said Joe Baker, director of business development for Allaire. “This link between Cold Fusion and NetVERIFY provides Web developers with additional industry-leading technology for creating sophisticated commerce applications, and is part of our overall strategy to make Cold Fusion the best platform for on-line commerce.”
NetVERIFY is garnering attention from Internet service providers (ISP’s) and commerce service providers because a single copy of the software can be licensed to control commerce for multiple merchants. Additionally, NetVERIFY includes a Web interface that enables merchants to manage their own payment processing from a Web browser over the Internet or across a corporate intranet. Allaire acquired the NetVERIFY tags from veteran Web developer Elliott Rudisill, founder of two regional ISPs Inter-Mountain Access and New York Internet. Both services have used the tags to facilitate Web commerce for their own operations, as well as the businesses they host.
“As a professional developer, I choose the best available tools,” Rudisill said. “Cold Fusion gives me a rich and flexible Web development environment. NetVERIFY is the most robust and easy-to-use real-time commerce software. A recent survey indicated that leading barriers to developing electronic commerce applications are time and development costs. Allaire’s decision to purchase these tags addresses these barriers.”
Rudisill’s custom tags previously have been used to support commerce applications for numerous Web businesses, including US Internet, a national ISP providing comprehensive Internet and Web services.
“The integration between Cold Fusion and NetVERIFY is an incredibly reliable, scalable, customizable approach to doing real-time commerce on the Web,” said Travis Carter, vice president for technology at US Internet Corporation
ICVERIFY Inc. is a privately held, venture capital-funded corporation with U.S. headquarters in Oakland, California, and European headquarters in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1988, the company is the leading provider of software solutions for authorizing credit card, purchasing card, debit/ATM card and check transactions for merchants. More than a quarter-million points-of-sale including web commerce sites, Internet service providers, retail stores and catalog companies use ICVERIFY’s software products. For more information about ICVERIFY, visit or call 800-666-5777.
About Allaire Allaire Corporation, founded in 1995 and based in Cambridge, Mass., is a leading Internet software company dedicated to providing developers with tools that maximize the potential of the Web as a platform for business computing. The company’s products are Cold Fusion, HomeSite and Forums. Allaire can be reached at 617-761-2000, by e-mail at [email protected], or via the Web at .