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MLSs move to secure property databases

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More of the nation's multiple listing services are taking action to try to prevent security breaches in their property databases by installing authentication systems for members. Clareity Security announced today that it has signed 11 new contracts with MLSs in recent months to install its SafeMLS product, which provides token-generated, one-time passwords instead of traditional username and password system. The system is said to reduce password abuse and to increase MLS membership by an average of 15 percent in most markets, according to Clareity. Clareity said it recently installed the system at the Brooklyn MLS in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Greater El Paso Association of Realtors in El Paso, Texas; Jacksonville Board of Realtors in Jacksonville, N.C.; Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors Inc. in Shreveport, La.; and Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors in Syracuse, N.Y.  The company also has signed agreements with several more MLSs for installation later this year and early ...