Neha Patil

Authorize.Net

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Type  Subsidiary
Founded  1996
Parent organizations  Visa, CyberSource
Website  www.authorize.net
Acquisition date  November 2007
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Industry  Internet, Communications
Headquarters  American Fork, Utah, United States
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Getting started with authorize net


Authorize.Net is a payment gateway service provider allowing merchants to accept credit card and electronic check payments through their Web site and over an IP (Internet Protocol) connection.

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Accepting online payments using authorize net


History

Authorize.Net was founded in 1996, in Utah, by Jeff Knowles.

Outages

In September 2004, Authorize.Net's servers were hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The DDoS attack lasted for over one week and caused a virtual shut down of the payment gateway's service. The attackers demanded money from Authorize.net in exchange for stopping the attack.

On July 2, 2009, 11pm, the entire web infrastructure for Authorize.net (main website, merchant gateway website, etc.) went offline and stayed down all morning July 3, 2009. None of the over 200,000 merchants who use Authorize.net payment gateway were able to process credit cards. Authorize.net's phone numbers were closed July 3 because of the July 4th holiday as previously announced on their website (though the website was down at the time). Other companies that have nearby offices have reported to the media that there was a fire. Authorize.net started a Twitter account that morning, but did not update their phones to give notice to customers until July 5 when they reopened phones.

References

Authorize.Net Wikipedia


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