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ERealty gets first secure technology stamp of approval

First brokerage to earn Realtor Secure designation

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Online real estate company eRealty, now part of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, is the first brokerage Web site to earn the National Association of Realtors' Realtor Secure Designation, Prudential announced today. NAR developed the Realtor Secure program in December to certify that policies and procedures are in place to protect real estate information and systems from internal and external risks and prevent business interruptions. The program aims to raise the security consciousness of Realtors and is based on proven security models in other industries addressing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of real estate and customer information. The program uses third-party security consultants to evaluate technology security based on industry best practices. To obtain certification, an MLS or broker must meet the criteria as outlined by NAR in a three-step process: Self-review, independent third-party evaluation and final review/certification by NAR's technology ce...