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Ellie Mae moves to protect real estate loan data

Inks partnership with secure network services provider

Positive Networks, a provider of hosted, private computer networks and security services, today announced an agreement with Ellie Mae, a supplier of software and services for the mortgage industry, to provide services to Ellie Mae clients who need secure private network access for their remote users. "As mortgage brokers and originators face greater time demands and geographic expansion, the ability to work beyond company walls is a critical factor in increasing efficiency and providing excellent customer service," the companies stated in an announcement today. Positive Networks specializes in virtual private networks (VPNs), which are secure, encrypted networks that use public networks such as the Internet. These private networks typically use data encryption, firewalls or other tools to help protect company data. By using the company's VPN services, called Positive Pro, loan officers, processors and brokers can have secure remote access to their brokerage's network and update lo...