Tulare County MLS Implements Rapattoni Secure Logon
Rapattoni Corp. has announced that the Tulare County Assn. of REALTORS has chosen the Rapattoni Secure Logon authentication service with Single Sign-On (SSO) for its multiple listing service. The MLS, which serves over 1,500 real estate professionals in Tulare County, California, launches Secure Logon this week.
"The security of MLS information is more important than ever before, and providing a convenient and easy-to-use data security system was a priority for us," said Karl Hampton, executive officer of the Tulare County Assn. of REALTORS. "Rapattoni has provided many technical innovations that we've come to rely on over the years, and we're excited for the future possibilities of Secure Logon and Single Sign-On."
The Rapattoni Secure Logon service increases data security by ensuring that only authorized users can access the MLS. During logon, users must provide "two-factor authentication" — their ID and password (something they know), and the code displayed on their security token at that moment (something they have). The combination of the user's password and the correct token code provides a much more reliable level of user authentication than reusable passwords alone. Since each token is associated with a specific user, it eliminates the potential for account sharing and ID theft, and ensures that only authorized users can enter the MLS site.
Following the launch of Secure Logon, the Tulare County association will operate the full suite of Rapattoni products, for which Rapattoni provides a complete service package: delivery, training, and customer support from a single, unified call center.
The board's various online services will be connected through Rapattoni's included Single Sign-On (SSO) feature for member convenience. SSO will enable members to log on once and then access many authorized sites without requiring separate logons.
Andy Rapattoni, president and CEO, said, "Real estate MLS organizations have been quick to recognize not only the need for data security, but also the potential for expanded online services that identity security standards offer. Secure Logon and SSO are the keys for unlocking the doors to partnerships with other associations, in the business world, and beyond."
About Rapattoni Secure Logon
Rapattoni Secure Logon is a token-based logon authentication service designed for real estate associations and MLS organizations. Hardware and software tokens utilize SecurID® technology from RSA, The Security Division of EMC, which is the leading provider of online data security. The Rapattoni-built software interface includes an easy self-registration process, simple logon interface, and an online management system for staff use. Secure Logon can be integrated transparently with any MLS, regardless of vendor. Rapattoni can provide complete services, including hosting, delivery, user orientation, and a call center for staff and user support. See the Rapattoni Secure Logon video for details.
About the company
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, California.