Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 20, 2008
Metrolist has been recently recommended for REALTOR® Secure certification following a successful evaluation by CynergisTek, Inc. This certification is awarded to organizations that employ industry best practices in information security, including measures designed to ensure secure online transactions, secure networks and disaster recovery.
To achieve certification, an organization must undergo a rigorous three step process which includes a security self-review, independent third-party evaluation and final approval by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Center for REALTOR® Technology. Metrolist chose CynergisTek, an information security consulting company which has been approved by NAR as a REALTOR® Secure Third-Party Evaluator, to complete their evaluation. But Metrolist set its sights beyond the REALTOR® Secure certification.
"We wanted to achieve the REALTOR® Secure certification, but we are also required to demonstrate compliance with even more rigorous standards," stated Chris Badger, Director of Finance and Administration for Metrolist. "CynergisTek worked with our team to effectively address these requirements, saving us both time and money."
"Because REALTOR® Secure is a standards-based framework to look at how data and systems are being protected, it was easy to support Metrolist in its pursuit of REALTOR® Secure certification and beyond," stated Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek. "We know that there are many other real estate organizations that must also demonstrate compliance with multiple requirements and our holistic, affordable approach can help them get there and accomplish REALTOR® Secure as well," concluded McMillan.
"CynergisTek provided us with very specific and reasonable recommendations to enhance our information security posture as part of their evaluation process," commented Roy Wren, Metrolist Data Center Manager. "Our team made it a priority to implement those recommendations quickly and, as a result, we have been able to communicate these improvements to our leadership team and stakeholders," concluded Wren.
CynergisTek provides REALTOR® Secure Certification and regulatory compliance solutions for the healthcare, financial services and real estate industries. CynergisTek's other areas of focus include information security management, IT infrastructure design, tool and technology selection, and technology audit services. We bring meaningful and practical insights and guidance to our clients, we are disciplined in our methods, we are responsible stewards of our clients' resources and we are generous in our service.
Please contact CynergisTek, Inc. via telephone (512) 402-8550; fax (512) 857-0700; email info @ cynergistek.com; or visit our website at http://www.cynergistek.com.
About Metrolist, Inc.
Metrolist supports the largest network of Realtors® in Colorado and hosts the most comprehensive database of real property listings for the Front Range. As the Front Range Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Metrolist has supported Realtor® cooperation since 1984 and continues to provide leading technology solutions to real estate brokers to better serve buyers and sellers.
For more information about Metrolist, visit our website we http://www.metrolist.com.
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