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E-commerce door opens wider

Internet World Open Market wants to make it easier for companies using its software to set up Web storefronts.

Internet World Open Market (OMKT) wants to make it easier for companies using its electric commerce software to set up Web storefronts.

Two new products announced today, SecureLink for Windows NT and SecureLink CommerceBot, are plug-in components for sites built using Microsoft's FrontPage 97 Web site creation software.

Both are intended to be added to existing Web sites and link back to OpenMarket's OM-Transact e-commerce software, running at a company's site or through service bureaus.

The bureaus, which Open Market calls "commerce service providers," can handle orders, online customer service, security, authentication, payments, secure transaction processing, and other functions.

Among the commerce service providers are BBN and First Union Bank.

SecureLink for Windows NT and SecureLink CommerceBot are sold as part of a merchant license agreement with a commerce service provider, which costs roughly $3,000. The software is also available to developers who join the company's Commerce Ready Web Developers program, which costs $95 per year.