Palo Alto, Calif. – April 17, 2013 – EZShield®, a leader in identity management solutions, today announced the EZShield Business Security Service (BSS), a comprehensive service that enables small businesses to protect critical information. BSS is a complete end-to-end solution that provides small businesses with a security assessment, preventative tips to help avoid a data breach, consulting services and access to a resolution specialist should the business suffer an identity theft event. Going beyond traditional business security offerings that assist with restoration services only after data has been compromised, this offering proactively helps to mitigate the risk of business fraud and also can extend identity protection to employees.
EZShield’s BSS is now more relevant than ever as businesses are increasingly being subject to and having to respond to data breaches. In a recent Ponemon Institute SMB Cyber Security Readiness study, 60 percent of small businesses experienced at least one data breach in the past year and more than half of respondents said their business reputation was damaged as a result of a data breach. What’s more, the study found that small businesses need to have a better understanding of their cyber security readiness as they rarely have formal programs or processes in place to understand how prepared they are to deal with cyber-attacks or data breaches.
“Our bank contacted us about suspicious account activity, so we were naturally concerned about business fraud,” said a spokesperson from Bates Nut Farm. “However, it’s nice to know that our bank was monitoring for unusual behavior through services provided by EZShield. Both organizations quickly and efficiently addressed this issue and also followed up to make sure that our business concerns were being addressed.”
BSS helps business owners safeguard against the growing threat of fraud and identity theft with a comprehensive service that includes:
- Security Assessment – best practice evaluation of a customer’s current policies and procedures as it relates to protecting personally identifiable information
- Education & Preventative Measures for Businesses – security education and tips, security consultation for best practices in preventing identity theft as well as alerts & notifications
- Restoration Services – access to a resolution specialist to help in the resolution process should the business’ identity be stolen
- Breach Consulting Services – access to a certified specialist for advance breach planning as well as post breach assessment
- End2End Defense(SM) – an industry leading, comprehensive customer support process including fraud and identity theft discovery, isolation, and restoration which helps reduce the potential of greater damage due to the fraudulent event
BSS also allows a small business to easily offer their employees identity protection with a few clicks within the EZShield’s secure online dashboard. Employers can extend employee benefits beyond health and insurance benefits to include protecting their employee identities.
“Security breaches continue to be a major concern for companies of all sizes, but small businesses are especially at risk given their limited resources and lack of security expertise,” said Dale Dabbs, CEO of EZShield. “With EZShield Business Security Service, our small business partners can feel confident that their critical information is secure and can pay more attention to delivering value to their customers.”
EZShield works with partners in the financial services, benefits/payroll, insurance and warranty markets to help protect the identity of their consumer and small business customers. Our full range of identity and fraud solutions, including check and checking account protection, consumer identity and business security solutions, are offered on a flexible platform and backed by best-in-class service. This enables EZShield partners to quickly bring to market integrated identity theft and fraud protection solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of their customers. For more information, please visit www.ezshield.com. and follow us on Twitter @EZShield
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