EdgeCast Courts ECommerce Companies With Dedicated CDN Service

In a move to attract e-commerce companies to its content delivery network, Santa Monica-based EdgeCast announced today that it has launched a new, PCI-compliant product specifically aimed at online retailers. EdgeCast said its new, Commerce Acceleration Network, EdgeCast Transact, is specifically designed for e-commerce sites, and is a separate network based on its existing CDN technology. Among special features of the CDN include secure session establishment; PCI compliance; redundancy and failover; elastic provisioning for holiday traffic and demand spikes; credit card detection and security; and more. The company said it's the first to offer up a CDN specifically built for e-commerce providers.