This is great news for the data sharing among MLSs in Northern California. Unlike the data share in Southern California called CARETS, which pulls all regional listings into your home MLS system – Northern California data share uses reciprocal linking – so any participant may click into another MLS system and have full access….and now, without logging in again!
CLAREITY SECURITY LAUNCHES SCOUT FOR SAFEMLS AND SINGLE SIGN ON SOLUTION FOR cooperative MLS of Contra Costa, East Bay Region Data, Inc. and the Bay East Association of REALTORS Scottsdale, Arizona —
April 14, 2010 — Clareity Security is pleased to announce its Single Sign On (SSO) & Scout for SAFEMLS solution release for the Cooperative MLSs the of Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®, East Bay Regional Data, Inc. and the Bay East Association of REALTORS. Clareity Securitys SSO will serve as the Identity Provider (IDP) for the Co-Ops participation as Multiple Organization Reciprocal Ex change (MORE) in a reciprocal access data share. The MLSs involved include the three organizations that comprise MORE (Multiple Organiza tion Reciprocal Exchange): Bay East Association of REALTORS® (Bay East), Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® (CCAR), and East Bay Regional Data, Inc. (EBRDI); who have joined the existing data share between MLSListings, Inc., and the Quattro Group, com prised of Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. (BAREIS MLS®), MetroList Ser vices, Inc. (MetroList®), and the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® (SFAOR).
MORE provides the Co ops MLS service participants and subscribers broad access to search for and list properties throughout Northern California. This dramatically expanded MLS service is brought to you by the Co Op at no additional cost. All participating MLS service providers are required to adhere to the groups strict access security policies and utilize SAML to facilitate their SSO functionality. Cooperation from all parties was a necessity to ensure the successful integration of Scout for SAFEMLS and Single Sign On into the Cooperatives primary MLS system which is the LPS Real Estate Group flagship product Paragon. “It means a great deal to LPS Real Estate Group to provide excellent security technol ogy to our customers,” said Rich Lull, Senior Vice President, MLS Solutions, LPS Real Estate Group. “Our partnership with Clareity Security has consistently allowed us to do that, from the first SAFEMLS implementation over five years ago to a project the size and complexity of the MORE Data Share.”
Clareitys Scout for SAFEMLS solution serves as the strong authentication product, which was a requirement of participation in the MORE data share. In addition to unsur passed security, Scout for SAFEMLS also provides customers with revenue assurance not seen by other products. Scout for SAFEMLS reduces administration and total cost of ownership compared to traditional strong authentication products. The SAFEMLS intelligence based authentication suite combine access intelligence and zero-footprint, strong authentication to accurately identify risks and cost-effectively mitigate them. The foundation of the solution is an identity profiling engine for aggregating user access data, creating statistical profiles, and detecting anomalies. Powered by patent-pending keystroke dynamics, Scout for SAFEMLS is unrivaled in its ability to accurately and transparently identify users, detect account sharing, account takeover, and differences between individual users thus providing a means to recover revenue lost to fraudulent access to the MLS data.
About Clareity Security: Clareity Security, located in Scottsdale, AZ is the leading provider of security products and services for the real estate and mortgage industries. Its SAFEMLS® and SAFEAC CESS™ products help MLS organizations and real estate professionals easily and ef fectively safeguard sensitive consumer information against unauthorized access and provides next generation strong authentication solutions for secure online transactions. Additional information is available at http://www.ClareitySecurity.com <http://www.ClareitySecurity.com> . Contact: Amy Geddes, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
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