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2007-07-25 14:32:00

Rapattoni Implements Security Industry Standards for Tucson MLS

Simi Valley, CA – Rapattoni Corp. announced that it has enabled a sophisticated security-industry standard for transmitting data between the Rapattoni MLS system used by the Tucson Assn. of REALTORS® and the Tucson association’s new tax data provider, Courthouse Retrieval System (CRS). The integration goes live for the more than 8,000 Tucson MLS members this week.

This tax data integration breaks new ground by utilizing SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) to provide secure and trusted transmission of data. "Rapattoni and CRS worked together to comply with security-industry standards, providing Tucson with tighter and more secure integration between an MLS and a tax system than ever before," explained Madeleine Talbot, product manager for Rapattoni. "Since all Rapattoni MLS customers are now SAML-compliant, this will make it easy for CRS to offer tax services to other Rapattoni MLS customers."

Rick Hodges, CEO of the Tucson Assn. of REALTORS®, said, "We’re pleased with what Rapattoni and CRS have accomplished, enabling enhanced features for our members in a method that also increases our site security."

"Secure standards-based interoperability has become essential as more companies do business together on the Internet. We are carefully matching the standards being used by the big players in the commercial world. We want our customers to be able to interact with mortgage companies, banks, title companies, and with each other using the broadest of security industry standards," said Rapattoni's Chief Information Officer Peter Williams.

About Rapattoni

Rapattoni Corp. has been serving the real estate industry under the same name and management for 37 years. The company provides an array of integrated products and services for real estate associations and MLS organizations including Internet MLS systems, association management software, and Secure Logon for multiple listing, transaction management and Internet member services. Rapattoni is fully certified as a NAR Realtor® Secure provider. Rapattoni is continuing its rapid growth as an MLS system provider with more than 100 MLS organizations under contract and approximately 300,000 agents served. Rapattoni’s headquarters and state-of-the-art Internet data center are located in Simi Valley, CA.

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