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PIA Partners with MobileSecure for Expanded Data Risk Management Solution

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2010 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) today announced the evolution of its partnership with MobileSecure,...
May 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2010 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) today announced the evolution of its partnership with MobileSecure, Inc. with the rollout of MobileSecure's Data Protective Services‚ program for insurance agents from coast-to-coast.  Data Protective Services is an expansion of the previously released Laptop Protective Services, to respond to requests from member agencies to provide coverage for both desktop and laptop computers.

"Agencies across the country are concerned about the risk of their customer data being compromised and the potential impact of data privacy laws that are now in place in 45 states," said PIA National Executive Vice President & CEO Leonard C. Brevik. "It is important for PIA to provide its members with access to solutions that help members to deal with data compliance issues related to customer data on their desktop and laptop computers."

PIA recognizes that use of both desktops and laptops in the course of everyday business is the norm for most of its members and yet companies have limited time and resources to dedicate to data security. "We understand that agencies are concerned about their customer data and many have developed data security policies as part of their agency's computer use policies.  It is important that PIA members and other agents have the tools to audit, monitor and enforce their security policies," said Alexi Papandon, PIA National's assistant vice president of communications. "We listened to our members' requests and have worked with our partner MobileSecure to offer an integrated solution for our members' desktop and laptop computers.  PIA strongly encourages its members to review their data security plans and, if their agency uses desktop and laptop computers, to consider implementing DPS as one risk mitigation tool."

"Using DPS, you can be prepared for an incident or an audit." said Duncan Mackay, President and CEO of MobileSecure. "Companies can immediately ascertain what customer or other confidential data might have been exposed and can use the file audit reports generated by DPS at the time of the data breach incident or the request by a customer to validate that their data has not been compromised."

"Apart from taking action after a security event," added Mackay, "by tracking what files are on each computer DPS enables companies to understand the potential exposure ahead of time and to take appropriate action to protect itself and the company's clients."

For additional information visit the Data Protective Services section of the PIA National website at www.pianet.com/DataProtectiveServices.

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.

MobileSecure provides innovative solutions that prevent data loss and leakage of high-value content and intellectual property. The MobileSecure platform allows companies to enforce prevention of data theft and also monitor devices and data as they move throughout the mobile environment.
 

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