LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With data privacy continuing to be a hot button issue, a new strategic partnership between Penn and Associates Inc., Aon Benfield and Independent Capital Management Inc. (ICM) will provide services geared toward identity monitoring and privacy management solutions. Dale Penn, author and identity theft speaker at Penn and Associates, has continually been at the fore of privacy and risk management; this partnership will enable business and financial services institutions like ICM to deliver forward-thinking solutions to problems that are unlikely to go away.
"Our elegant and comprehensive suite of new privacy and identity protection solutions is proactive, instead of reactive. This unique differentiator helps our clients safeguard private information before it escapes, instead of chasing it afterwards. Our strategic partnership will allow us to offer the best pricing, products and support in the industry," said Dale Penn, Founder and CEO, Penn and Associates Inc.
Aon Benfield is delighted at what the partnership will bring. "We are pleased to partner with Penn and Associates and Independent Capital Management to deliver industry-leading identity management solutions to their clients," said Kate Kortsch, Global Practice Leader, Privacy Management Solutions at Aon Benfield.
For 12 years running, data breach, fraud, privacy and identity theft issues have been the leading complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission. Financial services clients are well aware of these dangers and have come to expect full-featured solutions on the part of their service providers. Mark Bulluck, MBA, a financial advisor at Independent Capital Management, spoke to this issue: "A good financial plan not only grows a client's assets, it also seeks to protect them. Identity Theft protection is another tool that helps me do my job."
William Farraj, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Managing Partner, Independent Capital Management Inc., continues, "ID Theft is a problem for many Americans. The partnership between Penn and Associates, Aon, and Independent Capital Management is a solution to that problem."
Proprietary tools from InfoArmor Inc., developer of the patented SNAPD® identity monitoring solution, provide the foundation for the comprehensive suite of services offered by Penn and Associates. The technology analyzes over 700 billion data points from multiple sources.
Identity monitoring provides a layer of protection that goes beyond mere credit monitoring, catching malicious activity before it impacts a consumer's credit file. These services include:
- SNAPD® Identity Monitoring
- Internet Surveillance
- Digital Identity Grading
- Wallet Armor Repository
- Privacy Advocate Remediation
Penn and Associates works with retailers, corporations and financial service firms to help their clients develop customized, robust privacy protection solutions. As the digital frontier continues its relentless advance, the need for data protection protocols only increases. With this new partnership, Penn and Associates is pleased to be on the winning side of this technological arms race.
About Penn and Associates
Penn and Associates Inc. is a leader in privacy and risk management solutions for businesses, non-profits and government organizations. The company also delivers commercial insurance, employee benefits, corporate training, keynote and conference presentations and risk consulting services. Their happily involved clients include many of the nation's largest automotive retailers, financial services firms, meeting planners, and law enforcement groups.
About Aon Benfield
Aon Benfield, a division of Aon has partnerships with key identity theft providers. Along with its provider network, Aon Benfield delivers market leading Identity Theft solutions by focusing on the client's goals and objectives. Aon employs over 60,000 people, in more than 500 offices in 120 countries around the world.
About Independent Capital Management
Independent Capital Management (ICM) is an independent full-service financial consulting and management firm, dedicated to helping clients build wealth and preserve their hard-earned assets.
InfoArmor, Inc. offers its high-tech and high-touch privacy management and identity protection and restoration services to the B2B (business to business) market place. InfoArmor's strength has been built by joining their unparalleled identity monitoring technology with world-class customer care.
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SOURCE Penn and Associates Inc.