Our agreement with Navigant enables Equifax to provide our business customers with quicker a ccess to a broader array of response resources, capabilities, and expertise to address all aspects of a data breach from credit monitoring to data forensics.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus) March 12, 2009
Expanding its focus on data security, Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) announced today an agreement between Equifax's Personal Information Solutions business and Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI), a global consulting firm providing dispute, investigative, operational, risk management and financial advisory solutions, that will enable business customers to more quickly access the data breach and identity theft expertise of both companies.
"Businesses have a tremendous responsibility to protect the sensitive personal information of their customers," said Dodge McFall, Senior Vice President, Equifax Personal Information Solutions. "Our agreement with Navigant enables Equifax to provide our business customers with quicker a ccess to a broader array of response resources, capabilities, and expertise to address all aspects of a data breach from credit monitoring to data forensics."
Equifax Personal Information Solutions has developed the industry standard for data breach response services, the cornerstone of which is a turnkey credit monitoring solution that business clients can offer to its consumers or employees impacted by a data breach. This solution enables those consumers or employees to have instant online access to their credit file and receive alerts of key changes. In addition, consumers can quickly and easily access Equifax for:
- 24/7, real-time credit file dispute initiation via call centers or online
- Immediate fraud alert placement
Leveraging the strength of Equifax's industry expertise and product breadth, as well as Navigant's data forensics and information security governance capabilities, businesses can better position themselves to preserve the trusted relationships with their customers and employees.
"Working with Equifax compliments Navigant's global reach and experience in responding to data breaches," said James E. Gordon, Managing Director in Navigant's Disputes & Investigations practice. "Our forensic experts have deep experience in pro-actively working with clients to mitigate pre-breach liabilities and in conducting data breach and identity theft investigations. Navigant's investigative, information security and corporate governance teams and Equifax's information solutions and high volume notification capabilities provide clients a broader array of resources to minimize the risk of data breaches."
About Equifax, Inc. (http://www.equifax.com)
Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. A global leader in information solutions, we leverage one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.
Customers have trusted Equifax for over 100 years to deliver innovative solutions with the highest integrity and reliability. Businesses - large and small - rely on us for consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio management, fraud detection, decisioning technology, marketing tools, and much more. We empower individual consumers to understand their personal credit information, protect their identity, and maximize their financial well-being.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax Inc. employs approximately 7,000 people in 15 countries throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX. Equifax is a registered trademark of Equifax, Inc.
About Navigant Consulting
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) is a specialized independent consulting firm providing litigation, financial services, health care, energy and operational consulting services to government agencies, legal counsel and large companies facing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress and significant change. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory and structural change and on the issues driving these transformations.
"Navigant" is a service mark of Navigant International, Inc. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is not affiliated, associated, or in any way connected with Navigant International, Inc. and NCI's use of "Navigant" is made under license from Navigant International, Inc. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at http://www.navigantconsulting.com.
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