STUART, Fla., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GoTrusted™, a leading provider of global Internet security services, announced today the signing of an agreement with Experian Consumer Direct, part of Experian plc (LON: EXPN), the leading global information services company. The agreement kicks off a co-marketing relationship for identity theft protection services between the two companies.
"Given that Experian Consumer Direct provides an extensive suite of credit monitoring and identity protection products, like ProtectMyID, and GoTrusted's Internet security service helps protect online users from identity theft, we saw an obvious synergy between the offerings of our two companies," stated David Lonardo, president of GoTrusted.
Experian's ProtectMyID®, a leading, full-service provider of identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution, will be offered to new and existing GoTrusted customers at a discounted rate.
"Identity theft continues to disrupt the lives of millions of Americans each year," said Jennifer Leuer, senior vice president at Experian Consumer Direct, which owns ProtectMyID. "ProtectMyID performs ongoing identity monitoring to help members stay protected against this destructive crime, and working with GoTrusted makes perfect sense since a dual offering really is the best of both worlds."
ProtectMyID provides members with multiple layers of defense against identity theft. Key product features include: Surveillance Alerts™, scanning the Internet daily for potentially fraudulent use of members' personal information, access to a dedicated Identity Theft Resolution Agent should the need arise, and notification if a change of address action is initiated, a common practice among identity thieves.
GoTrusted delivers strong encryption for users' data and firewalls their computers and mobile devices (such as smartphones or tablets) when using the Internet. GoTrusted offers its Internet security service, called a VPN Service (for Virtual Private Networking), with a 7-Day free trial, and $5.99 per month thereafter.
"GoTrusted gives our customers peace of mind when going online over insecure networks, such as public Wi-Fi, helping to protect your identity information that otherwise would be freely available to anyone within digital 'earshot,'" added Lonardo. "Combine this with Experian's ProtectMyID and you get powerful protection against the growing problem of identity theft."
Experian's ProtectMyID service will be offered through the www.GoTrusted.com website to new and existing GoTrusted customers.
GoTrusted's mission is to provide easy-to-use and accessible encryption methods to the general public, businesses, and official organizations. We fill the need for privacy, security and availability to end-users who connect to the Internet by using a third-party's Wi-Fi 'hotspot' (such as remote offices, airports, hotels, and cafes), mobile network, or wired connection. We do this without encumbering the customer with the complexities of the back-end database, authentication, networking and encryption infrastructure – keeping high level security simple to use. GoTrusted.com uses high-speed, physically secure and HIPAA compliant site connections to the Internet to terminate our secure Internet sessions.
GoTrusted is a privately held company headquartered in Florida, USA. If you would like to find out more about GoTrusted contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Experian's ProtectMyID
ProtectMyID is a leading, full-service provider of identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution. ProtectMyID offers comprehensive identity theft protection products supported by experienced identity theft resolution professionals who deliver personal attention that customers can rely on. ProtectMyID.com is a Website owned by ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., an Experian company. For more information about how ProtectMyID helps consumers protect themselves against identity theft, please visit http://www.ProtectMyID.com.
Experian® is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2011 was US$4.2 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 41 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.
Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.