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2007-05-10 14:17:00

Clareity Provides PCI and Hacker Safe Security Certification Services

Scottsville, AZ, May 10, 2007 – Clareity Security has become the exclusive real estate industry provider of the leading computer security vulnerability scanning service and certification, HACKER SAFE®. Clareity Security will offer this daily security vulnerability scanning service, which exceeds the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security compliance standard, along with proactive notification and support for discovered vulnerabilities to MLSs, associations, brokers, real estate application service providers, mortgage companies, and others handling personal and financial information.

Clareity Security is uniquely positioned to perform this service across all software applications and web sites because of its independence from MLS, transaction management, association management, web hosting and other software/service providers.

Clareity Security selected the HACKER SAFE product following a competitive and thorough review of approved PCI scanning vendors. The HACKER SAFE certification mark is displayed on over 75,000 web sites worldwide including the American Red Cross, GMC, Toshiba, Home Depot, FTD, Turbo Tax, and SONY. The scanning product and certification was developed by ScanAlert, which is the exclusive vulnerability scanning partner for VISA and PayPal, and provider of the VISA branded PCI validation in over 70 countries.

"Clareity Security's real estate industry expertise and ability to provide hands-on service, combined with this leading world class computer vulnerability assessment service will help provide the kind of assurance and confidence members and consumers are demanding of those to whom they provide their personal information," said Gregg Larson, CEO of Clareity Security. "Based on expertise certifying tens of thousands of retail ecommerce sites globally, HACKER SAFE was simply unbeatable in terms of features and benefits for our customers. The daily automated computer vulnerability scans will also be a great supplement to Clareity Consulting's comprehensive organizational information security assessments."


ScanAlert conducts comprehensive daily security audits of ecommerce infrastructure and then certifies the security of it in real-time by allowing the HACKER SAFE certification mark to appear only when a site's current status meets the highest published government industry standards. ScanAlert certifies the ongoing application of patches, and as long as the site remains secure, continually serves a HACKER SAFE certification mark directly to the customer's web site from ScanAlert's network. The service also includes full vulnerability remediation support via telephone, online, and email from Clareity Security and ScanAlert's CISSP and CCSP certified security specialists.

The HACKER SAFE certification has been shown to be the most successful way to overcome consumer's fear of shopping and providing personal information online. Over 500 published case studies covering over 25 million unique visitors have demonstrated a 14% average increase in sales conversion rate among visitors seeing the HACKER SAFE mark. Each day this technology protects over 75,000 websites from hackers. Over half of the Internet Retailer TOP 500 use the HACKER SAFE certification because it is the recognized independent authority of assurance that consumers respond to.

About Clareity Security

Clareity Security, LLC is the leading provider of security products and services for the real estate industry. Its SAFEMLS® and SAFETMS™ products help real estate professionals easily and effectively safeguard sensitive MLS and consumer information against unauthorized access. Clareity Security also provides network security services including organizational information security assessments, network scanning and monitoring, Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances, and other IT security solutions in partnership with companies such as with Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR), a provider of global security solutions.

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