Irvine, Calif., August 19, 2008 — GreenUmbrella.com™, the recently launched direct-to-consumer, all-in-one extended service plan, announced today that the site has been certified as McAfee Secure. The service plan offered through GreenUmbrella.com empowers consumers to collectively protect an unlimited number of most home electronic, computer and appliance purchases for one low monthly fee of $9.95, eliminating the need for expensive retail service plans.
The certification from McAfee reassures consumers that their confidential personal and financial information is constantly protected from online threats. The “live” McAfee Secure mark appears on certified sites each day when they have passed the daily scan tests conducted by McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. This provides timely assurance that the site is certified safe.
Backed by warranty and Internet marketing industry leaders The Warranty Group and Experian, the global information services company, GreenUmbrella.com is built upon a consumer-conscious service platform that is unique to the industry.
“The mission of GreenUmbrella.com is to provide consumers with peace of mind, reliability and affordability. Having just recently launched, we want consumers to know that their personal information is well-protected,” said Mike Balducci, General Manager of GreenUmbrella.com. “With the McAfee Secure certification mark, consumers should feel comfortable and confident using our site.”
GreenUmbrella.com is just one of more than 80,000 Web sites in more than 40 countries worldwide that rely on McAfee scans to ensure the highest levels of site security. The “live” McAfee Secure mark is dated and appears only when a site passes the daily McAfee Secure vulnerability assessments, which protect from hackers and provide customers with third-party certification of their security. McAfee’s secure network relies on a vulnerability knowledge base, which is updated every 15 minutes; a vulnerability management portal and alert system; scan appliances, which include proprietary scanning servers located in North America and Asia; and data security, which is highly secure and includes 24-7 on-site guards and biometric access control.
About McAfee Inc.
McAfee Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. It delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to browse and shop the Web securely. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to comply with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. For more information, go to http://www.mcafee.com.
GreenUmbrella.com provides a direct-to-consumer, all-in-one extended service plan, empowering consumers to collectively protect an unlimited number of home electronic, computer and appliance purchases for one low monthly fee of $9.95. The revolutionary service is part of Experian InteractiveSM, whose family of products includes FreeCreditReport.com®, PriceGrabber.com® and LowerMyBills.com®, which aims to empower consumers with opportunities to manage the key financial aspects in life by bringing cost-effective options to the table for extended warranties.
Experian is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions.
Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organizations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage.
For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include organizations from financial services, retail and catalog, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Experian has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Nottingham, UK. The Group employs approximately 15,500 people in 38 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 65 countries around the world. Continuing sales for the year ended March 31, 2008, were in excess of $4 billion.
For more information, visit Experian plc’s Web site on www.experiangroup.com.
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