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First International Title proves dedication to data security; Earns SOC 1 compliance through third-party assessment

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., April 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First International Title, the largest independent title agent in Florida, has completed a rigorous third-party data security compliance assessment and has met the demanding requirements of the Service Organization Control 1 (SOC 1) standards.

The third-party examination that led to compliance with the data security standard was administered by the professional IT assurance and compliance staff at 360 Advanced, a national Qualified Security Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in Tampa, FL.

“This achievement is clear evidence of First International Title’s dedication to data security as a key element of our company culture,” said Jim Moran, CEO. “Financial institutions, clients, service providers and indeed all of the professionals with whom we do business require iron-clad data security at all levels of operations, and we are proud to be industry leaders in our focus on achieving and maintaining the highest standards of compliance.”

The IT assurance and compliance professionals at 360 Advanced also helped the firm put into perspective the standards regulators are now requiring.

“Achieving the SOC 1 standard adds to the level of confidence constituents have in First International Title and gives the firm a competitive edge over firms without that designation. It is certainly a benchmark among our peers,” commented John Sthreshley, Vice President.

ABOUT FIRST INTERNATIONAL TITLE

First International Title is marking its seventh anniversary in 2016. Founded during one of the slowest real estate markets in the past half century, the company has grown from a handful of offices to more than 30 offices throughout Florida, from Key West to Pensacola, as well as five branch locations in Texas operating under First Western Title. With more than 240 full-time employees on staff, the company provides cutting edge Title and Closing Services with local expertise and a personal touch, while supporting the local communities it serves. Closing services are offered in English, Spanish, German and French, and the staff has extensive experience closing residential, refinance, reverse mortgage, short sale, REO, deed-in-lieu and commercial transactions. The company does not outsource or offshore any portion of its core title services and it employs its own searchers and examiners to ensure quick turn times and accuracy.

ABOUT 360 ADVANCED

Known for its responsiveness, experience and professionalism, 360 Advanced has clients in more than 35 states that are major service providers in various industries, including cloud and SaaS based organizations. 360 Advanced is one of only a few specialized firms in the U.S. that assist service providers as their independent IT assurance and compliance assessor in maintaining and communicating security and compliance to their clients.

360 Advanced’s services are provided, but not limited to, the following industries: Title Services, Hosted and Managed IT, Data Center and Colocation, Software as a Service (SaaS), Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, HR | Payroll | PEO, Legal and Collections, Bulk Mail Printing and Distribution, Background Screening, Business Process Outsourcing and Marketing.

Services provided by 360 Advanced include SOC 1 (SSAE 16), SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, HIPAA Security/HITECH, Microsoft Vendor Policy and other security and compliance services.

Contact: Eric Ratcliffe eratcliffe@360advanced.com 866.418.1708 ext.710

Source: 360 Advanced