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OpenSSL Heartbleed: We've Got Your Back!
Central Distribution System unveils security updates to its Website ( and e-commerce portal!.

S SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 15, 2014 - Central Distribution System (CDS Advantage), a leading wholesale distribution company providing a broad range of products and services for distributors of products to the commercial cleaning, foodservice, industrial, medical and safety marketplace, today unveiled security updates to its Website ( and e-commerce portal containing thousands of products exclusively for its commercial distribution customers.

Secured Website

Last week, Central Distribution System learned about a potential security exploit called 'Heartbleed' affecting websites that use an SSL to secure customer information. Heartbleed is critical. It affected nearly two-thirds of the Internet and many large Internet companies have been working long hours to update their services to keep customers and visitors safe. Central Distribution System was no exception.

"Since learning of a potential vulnerability, members of our technology team reviewed and updated any Central Distribution System services that may have been unknowingly exposed to the threat. This includes websites and servers we use to run our business" stated Central Distribution System's Customer Service Manager, Lucy Alvarez. She continued, "Online security is indispensable to conducting business online. We want to assure all our customers that online security is - and always has been - one of our highest priorities."

To provide customers with the utmost confidence when transacting on the website, Central Distribution System has ensured that the website features a SSL Certificate that comes along with 'https' in the Web site address and a closed padlock symbol in the browser window. In addition to this, the website features a $1 million guaranteed extended secure website validation from Network Solutions.

About Central Distribution System (CDS Advantage)

Established in 1982, Central Distribution System (also known as "CDS Advantage") is Northern and Central California's premier wholesale source of innovative cleaning solutions, maintenance products, paper supplies, personal protection equipment and disposable food service items - exclusively for resale by established professional distributors. Products distributed by CDS Advantage to its distribution customers include almost anything used in a business environment. Leading manufacturers represented include companies like Claire Aerosols, Colgate-Palmolive, Dial Corporation, Ettore, Impact Plastics, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Nilodor Incorporated, Procter & Gamble, Rochester-Midland, Rubbermaid and Stoko.

For more information concerning the vulnerability Heartbleed poses to other websites, you will find more information on The New York Times website and on the Heartbleed website.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Christina Garcia
Central Distribution System
Telephone +1.650.873-0160 x 237

A Few Of The Product Lines We Offer

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  • ACS Industries Inc.

    Professional non-woven abrasive products, brooms, brushes and mops.

    Core Products
    Company, Inc.

    Professional specialty cleaning products.


    Battery power products.

  • Carlisle

    Food Service and Sanitary Maintenance Products.

    Dart Manufacturing

    Single-use products for the foodservice industry.


    Professional window cleaning and maintenance equipment.

  • Carroll Company

    Quality institutional cleaning and maintenance chemicals.


    Products for the foodservice and healthcare industries.

    First Aid Only

    First aid and emergency preparedness supplies.

  • Claire Manufacturing

    Top-quality aerosol products for the sanitary supply industry.

    Earth to Earth Pack

    Compostable and biodegradable foodservice packaging.


    Feminine hygiene products, air care systems & washroom accessories.

  • Impact Products

    Cleaning, maintenance and safety supplies.

    ITW Dymon

    Industrial specialty chemicals and marking products.

    Kutol Products

    Hand hygiene and skin care products as well as soap dispensing systems.

  • Procter & Gamble

    Personal care, professional cleaning and laundry detergent products.

    Jofel Industrial

    Dispensing systems for industrial hygiene products.

    Maintenance Pro

    Products for janitorial, industrial, food service and commercial use.

  • Republic Bag

    Polyethylene extruded film products.

    Kimberly-Clark Professional

    Commercial washroom products, industrial wiping products and safety products.


    Mops, handles, brooms, brushes and other maintenance equipment products.

  • Rochester Midland Corporation

    Restroom care programs and personal care products.

    Konie Cups International

    High quality conical paper cups.

    Nilodor, Inc.

    Professional odor neutralization products.

  • Stoko Skin Care

    Personal care, professional cleaning and laundry detergent products.


    Food service, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, washroom and safety equipment.


    Commercial vacuums and related vacuum products.

  • Technical Concepts

    Food service, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, washroom and safety equipment.