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2010-10-27 22:30:33

MLS Data Sharing Agreements Rely on Scout for SAFEMLS

Scottsdale, Arizona - October 27, 2010 — Reciprocal data sharing agreements are increasingly popular for Multiple Listing Service (MLS) organizations seeking to solve the problem of overlapping market disorder.  With the escalation in cooperative sharing of MLS information the need for better access control and security is more important than ever.  Clareity Security has responded to this need as its industry leading Scout for SAFEMLS® offering with optional Single Sign On(SSO) capabilities has become the de facto choice among the largest data share agreements nationwide including:

  1. California Real Estate Technology Services (CARETS), comprised of 30 REALTOR® Associations serving 106,000+ real estate professionals in Southern California, provides an all-inclusive database ofpropertiesfor sale covering six counties in Southern California.  Scout for SAFEMLS protects access for 75,000 of those real estate professionals.
  2. SASI, serving over 19,000 MLS users in the state of Minnesota, includes NorthstarMLS, Bemidji Board of REALTORS®, Duluth Area Association of REALTORS®, Greater Alexandria Area Association of REALTORS®, Greater Lakes Multiple Listing Service, Itasca County Board of REALTORS®, Lakes Region Association of REALTORS®, Minnesota Arrowhead Multiple Listing Service (served by Duluth Area Association of REALTORS®), REALTOR® Association of Southern Minnesota, Southeast Minnesota Association of REALTORS®, and West Central Association of REALTORS®.
  3. MORE (Multiple Organization Reciprocal Exchange) is comprised of Bay East Association of REALTORS® (Bay East), Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® (CCAR), and East Bay Regional Data, Inc. (EBRDI); MORE services over 14,000 MLS users who share data with other Regional MLS’s including MLSListings,and the Quattro Group, comprised of Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. (BAREIS MLS®), MetroList Services, Inc. (MetroList®), and the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® (SFAOR).
  4. RPR, a single-source national compi­lation of data available exclusively to REALTORS® including: tax and assessment data, property data, neighborhood, school, demographic and psychographic information, maps, trends and reports, utilizes Scout for SAFEMLS to protect the vast information they have licensed from multiple sources, including that provided by MLS partners.  RPR supports Clareity SSO for those organizations that choose to implement it.

In addition to unsurpassed 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 combines 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 SAFEACCESS™ products help MLS organizations and real estate professionals easily and effectively safeguard sensitive consumer information against unauthorized access and provides next generation strong authentication solutions for secure online transactions Additional information is available at



Amy Geddes, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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