Platform enables rapid innovation to address cyber threats today, and in the future
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ID Experts, the leading provider of data breach and identity protection services, announces delivery of a new, state-of-the-art cloud native platform for its flagship MyIDCare identity protection solution. In this digital age, our online identities are everywhere, sprawling across multiple devices, platforms and services. Developing a modern platform was essential to providing identity services that address the new threat landscape.
Identity fraud has reached epidemic proportions, with 16.7 million U.S. victims and $16.8 billion stolen last year. With the release of this new platform, ID Experts is now providing highly comprehensive, ever-present identity protection for individuals and families.
"As the leading provider of identity protection and data breach services to the federal, state and local governments, as well as serving over a thousand corporate enterprises, universities and organizations, I've seen firsthand how the proliferation of technology in our lives has increased the threats to consumer privacy," saidThomas Kelly, president and CEO, ID Experts."That's why over the last year and a half we've invested heavily in reinventing our software platform to allow for the rapid deployment of identity protection solutions. These solutions respond to advanced social media threats, child identity theft, password compromise, medical identity fraud and dark web crime risks."
Current generation identity protection products are built on aging technologies, making it difficult for them to continually improve their identity protection capabilities and adapt to new cyber threats. By using a microservices architecture combined with a mobile first design approach, the new cloud native SaaS identity protection platform now in use by ID Experts is capable of providing an intuitive, alert-driven member experience built for today's mobile, time-pressured users.
"We've been able to build our platform from the ground up utilizing the latest technology in cloud native microservices. This will ensure our identity protection and security service offerings will be the most current available, with an easy-to-use, highly scalable and secure environment."saidBrent VanLoo, chief technology officer, ID Experts."Not only are we providing a new platform architecture, and innovative technologies to address online and social identity risks, but we are also taking a more proactive stance on protecting our members."
Addressing new cyber threats with proactive identity services
While consumers have numerous ways to keep track of their credit files and credit score, financial fraud continues to plague Americans. ID Experts will give consumers the tools to improve this situation with more instantaneous access to changes in their credit information, as well as the ability to lock and unlock their credit file directly from the MyIDCare dashboard.
Additionally, while many of us are careful with sensitive financial information, we're often less cautious when it comes to secure methods of sharing on social media and managing online credentials. Unfortunately, cyber thieves are aware of this all-too-human tendency and look for opportunities to exploit it.
ID Experts will tackle these problems head-on by providing technologies that will help detect fraudulent or malicious activity in the social realm, ranging from cyberbullying to account takeover or impersonation. As useful and compelling as social platforms have become, they also come with risk, and the new MyIDCare focuses on addressing the risks that can lead to identity fraud.
Largest provider of identity protection & cyber breach response services to Government
ID Experts is the largest data breach response company in the U.S., serving more federal, state and local U.S. government agencies than any other provider. Since the company's founding over 14 years ago, its flagship SaaS MyIDCare identity protection services have been offered to over 25 million people impacted by cyber breaches and are used today by millions of Americans to combat the nine types of identity theft.
MyIDCare is provided by enterprises to individuals affected by data breaches; by organizations to employees, members and customers; as well as directly to individuals who want to take charge of protecting their personal identities.