|Massachusetts-Based Company Wins Competitive GSA Bid for Comprehensive Identity Theft Solutions; Government Issues Blanket Contract to Enable Agencies to Respond Quickly to Data Breaches|
Identity Force, provider of powerful, complete and worry-free identity theft solutions for consumers, businesses and organizations, announced today that it has been selected, through its parent company Bearak Reports, by the General Services Administration to be awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide identity theft protection services to U.S. Government agencies. Identity Force(TM) is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts and delivers solutions to customers throughout North America.
"This is a significant milestone for Identity Force and truly validates our standing as a leader in the identity theft protection industry," said Judy Leary, president of Identity Force. "Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States, and we applaud the GSA for developing a process which will enable agencies to respond immediately to data breaches and protect consumers, employees and others at high risk."
Identity Force RAPID RESPONSE(TM) solutions are designed for immediate deployment in the event of data breaches. Components include credit report monitoring, credit reports and scores, identity theft insurance and fraud resolution services. Further, Identity Force is the only firm on the BPA that also provides Social Security Number Monitoring, Credit Card Monitoring and Public Record Directory Monitoring & Deletion. These three additional elements provide a proactive and preemptive frontline defense that notifies consumers if anyone is attempting to steal his/her identity, and is a more effective response to data breaches than only providing credit report monitoring.
The GSA issued the Credit Monitoring Blanket Purchase Agreement on August 14, 2006, shortly after the Veteran's Administration experienced one of the largest data breaches on record.
Federal Agencies that experience a data breach can select Identity Force as a pre-approved vendor to provide credit monitoring and other identity theft prevention solutions that will protect individuals whose personal information has been compromised. Identity Force will immediately execute a planned response directly matched to the risk level of the exposure. The BPA contract will be in effect for five years.
About Identity Force
Identity Force provides the most powerful, complete and worry-free suite of identity theft solutions available to consumers, businesses and organizations. Identity Force solutions combine protection, detection, restoration and reimbursement to deliver the strongest available defense against identity theft, the fastest growing crime in America. Businesses rely on Identity Force to provide their customers, members and employees with powerful and highly-scalable solutions and benefit options that enhance loyalty relationships, drive revenue and improve productivity. Further, the company's immediate response solutions deliver flexible and inclusive remedies to security breaches that meet consumer, regulatory and board of director requirements. Identity Force is based in Framingham, Massachusetts and is a service division of Bearak Reports. For more information, visit www.identityforce.com.