Jan 29, 2019, 09:00 ET
GILBERT, Ariz., Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- cleverDome Inc.™, a B-Corporation that provides a community-driven solution to protect confidential consumer information by taking that information "Under the Dome"™ (i.e., secure and off the open internet), today announced that registered investment advisors using certain software solutions can sign up to come "Under the Dome" thanks to a new integration with the TD Ameritrade Institutional Veo One® platform.
The cleverDome solution combines end-point protection with a secure communication layer under a common due-diligence standard, the foundation for the future of financial networks. The cleverDome network offers military-grade security for all of an advisory firm's computers and devices. cleverDome can replace traditional VPN solutions and enable RIA firms to benefit from lower costs and higher speeds.
The Dome is available today to advisors who custody assets with TD Ameritrade Institutional and use technology from vendors that are members of the cleverDome community. Currently, cleverDome can secure an advisor's client information being shared among three Veo One-integrated technology solutions: Redtail, Riskalyze and Orion.
cleverDome is in discussions with many more financial technology providers and expects to add more companies over time. As more vendors are added, advisors will be able to "permission" new vendors who join cleverDome.
cleverDome's focus for the past 12 months has been on bringing software service vendors, broker/dealers, registered investment advisers and financial advisors "Under the Dome." Participants in the cleverDome cybersecurity cooperative include firms such as Orion Advisor Services, Redtail, Riskalyze, United Planners, Geneos and FCI.
"We're always seeking ways to help advisors protect their systems and client data. In an interconnected world, that also means making sure advisor systems are secure when connecting with us and third-party solutions," said Jon Patullo, managing director of technology solutions at TD Ameritrade Institutional. "By taking critical data off the open internet, we can better protect data shared between multiple parties and help RIAs ensure their computers and mobile devices are protected when accessing client data anywhere, anytime."
Cybersecurity not surprisingly is top of mind for advisors. In the latest TD Ameritrade Institutional RIA Sentiment Survey, data security was the top technology spending priority among advisors and expected to be a top issue among regulators in 2019.
"TD Ameritrade has long been an innovator in meeting the technology needs of independent registered investment advisors and a close collaborator with the organizations that support them, enabling RIA firms to seamlessly integrate solutions into their workflow," said Bridget Gaughan, co-founder and chief risk officer, cleverDome. "Keeping personal data of consumers safe with a fully secure network has been a great challenge across the financial services spectrum. Our integration with Veo One is a crucial first step in bringing client information under the Dome."
"cleverDome addresses genuine issues within the wealth management industry's data security and IT supply chain challenges, having created a unique zero-trust, compliance-driven vendor-management system – the first of its kind," said Mike Hallett of Net Foundry. "cleverDome is really showing the world we are ready for advancements in cloudware within regulated environments."
cleverDome is available today to advisors using the Veo One platform and certain technology tools. TD Ameritrade Institutional, with the integration of cleverDome with the Veo One platform, ushers in a new era in industry security as it coordinates with cleverDome to enable integrations with technology providers integrated with Veo One, further enhancing ease of use for advisors.
"As a long-time member of the Veo-integrated community, we are thrilled that advisors can now have that extra layer of security for their clients," said Eric Clarke, founder and CEO, Orion Advisor Services. "As a technology provider, I can tell you that we spend countless hours thinking about cybersecurity. It's great that a firm like cleverDome has our back and is working to provide additional security to Veo-integrated vendors."
LEARN MORE AT T3 ADVISOR AND TD AMERITRADE LINC CONFERENCES
Newly appointed cleverDome staff – along with numerous cleverDome co-op and consortium members – will be available to speak with attendees at Joel Bruckenstein's T3 Advisor Conference Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2019, in Dallas (www.TechnologyToolsForToday.com).
cleverDome will also be participating as a member of the Veo Village at TD Ameritrade Institutional's annual National LINC conference, Feb. 6-8, 2019, in San Diego (www.TDAConferences.com).
Attendees interested in finding the cleverDome booth can check the conference materials to determine locations in both the T3 exhibit hall and/or Veo Village at the TD Ameritrade Institutional National LINC conference. Interested others can learn more by visiting the cleverDome website: www.cleverDome.com.
ABOUT CLEVERDOME INC.
cleverDome Inc.™ is an Arizona Benefit Corporation (B Corporation) that operates as a co-op. Members include managed security service providers, software service vendors, custodians, broker/dealers, registered investment advisers, financial advisors and ultimately their investor clients. As a B Corporation, its mission is to protect confidential consumer information through safe, reliable and fast internet connections. The cleverDome co-founders established cleverDome as a B Corporation to create a solid and permanent commitment to delivering a community-based solution to protect confidential client information. cleverDome provides a fundamental model for the future of secure trust networks: the unification of end-point protection with a secure communication layer under a common due diligence standard. This revolutionary model is built on a community-driven platform in collaboration with financial services industry thought-leaders. cleverDome was in September 2018 honored as a finalist in the 2018 WealthManagement.com Awards as a "disruptor" in the financial technology category.
This 2018 acknowledgment comes on the heels of cleverDome being named by the judges presiding over the fourth annual Fuse Conference held Sept. 7-10, 2017, in Park City, Utah (hosted by Orion Advisor Services), as "most likely to disrupt" the financial services industry. Beginning in 2019, cleverDome will develop an advisor-centric (endpoint) model consisting of advanced tools for software providers (vendors) to deliver the Dome to U.S.-regulated financial advisors, a group that is vulnerable to cyberattacks. Learn more at www.cleverDome.com.
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