Real Estate offices and Mortgage companies are especially vulnerable when it comes to network attacks. The amount of personal data, financial information and credit history information is a hacker’s dream come true. In most real estate and mortgage offices, each agent is an independent contractor; therefore, responsible for only his or her own computer or network.
This poses a critical security risk since it takes just one computer on the network that has not been maintained and thus is not properly patched with security updates or has out of date Anti-Virus software to jeopardize the entire office network. Once an attacker has gained access to one computer in an office, it’s only a matter of time before access is gained to additional computers in the office.
To protect clients’ personal data and financial information, in an ideal environment, the broker or owners would require each real estate agent and/or mortgage officer and all staff to have their network within the broker office’s network. Everything can be centralized and secured.
Advanced Network Consulting has served several different real estate offices in Downey, Whittier, La Habra, La Mirada, Huntington Beach, Cerritos, and Fullerton for nearly 20 years. We are familiar with WINForms, Top Producer, and how to install and navigate through the MLS and other programs. We understand the needs of Realtors and their desire to be exposed on the web through Realtor.com, HomeGain.com, www.CAR.org, along with many others, and of course, their own personal website.
For a complimentary one hour evaluation, one of our techs will meet at your office to assess your security and network needs.