Core Insurance, Risk Management
PR Newswire | July 31, 2023
ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, today announced that it has partnered with Patriot Growth Insurance Services (Patriot), one of the largest US insurance services firms specializing in cyber insurance, to close the gap between cyber insurance requirements and applicants' cybersecurity technology and processes. The newly launched platform allows ESET and Patriot to proactively assess companies' security postures so they know what they should do to qualify for cyber insurance coverage before applying.
"As cyber insurance specialists, we at Patriot are pleased to endorse ESET's market-leading cybersecurity solutions to safeguard our clients' businesses and ensure they can get the coverage they require to defend against advanced threats and unforeseen incidents," said Jason Bowie, Cyber Practice Lead, Patriot Growth Insurance Services. "Through this innovative joint platform, applicants meet with the right insurance and security experts to quickly guide them through the process of securing coverage while gaining access to highly competitive pricing upfront on our respective solutions. It's about connecting the right dots for each client."
The ESET/Patriot joint solution covers a client's complete resource requirements from cyber insurance to cybersecurity controls and on to assessment, including an option for fully managed Extended Detection and Response with ESET PROTECT MDR. By combining cyber risk and insurance assessments with competitive products and services across the spectrum, ESET and Patriot are solving the longstanding problem of how to bring the right cybersecurity expertise directly into the insurance discussion.
"We are proud to partner with one of the country's leading cyber insurance firms in offering world-class solutions that help companies to stay ahead of bad actors and zero-day attacks, while also ensuring they aren't declined when seeking insurance," said Brent McCarty, president of ESET North America. "When businesses choose ESET, they are benefitting from 30 years of cutting-edge malware identification and incident response expertise developed from our work on the frontlines protecting millions of customers and thousands of companies around the world. This partnership marks a tremendous step forward for ESET in the cyber insurance marketplace – delivering unbeatable business value and guidance for our mutual customers."
ESET offers award-winning multi-layered solutions to help businesses of all sizes prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats. Recently launched, ESET PROTECT Elite delivers enterprise-grade XDR for maximum visibility and threat-hunting capabilities. The comprehensive offering combines multi-layered endpoint protection with multi-factor authentication, vulnerability and patch management, server security, advanced threat defense, full disk encryption, mail security and cloud application protection. ESET protects against ransomware and zero-day threats by pairing human expertise with proprietary cloud-based sandboxing to provide a powerful, isolated test environment. For organizations that struggle with security resources and require full-time threat monitoring and threat hunting – including digital forensics, root cause analysis, and remediation advice – ESET PROTECT Elite is available as part of the company's world-class ESET PROTECT MDR solution.
For more than 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, and consumers worldwide from increasingly sophisticated digital threats. From endpoint and mobile security to endpoint detection and response, as well as encryption and multifactor authentication, ESET's high-performing, easy-to-use solutions unobtrusively protect and monitor 24/7, updating defenses in real time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company that enables the safe use of technology. This is backed by ESET's R&D centers worldwide, working in support of our shared future. For more information, visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
About Patriot Growth Insurance Services
Founded in 2019, Patriot is a growth-focused national insurance services firm that partners with employee benefits and property & casualty agencies across the United States. Patriot is ranked as the 26th largest broker in the U.S. by Business Insurance. With over 1,700 employees operating in 132 offices across 26 states, Patriot's collaborative model delivers resources and strategic support to its agencies, whose leaders continue to operate with a high degree of autonomy in their local markets. Patriot creates true alignment with its partner agencies, and its operating philosophy fosters enhanced career opportunities for its dedicated and professional team. Patriot is backed by GI Partners and Summit Partners. For more information, please visit www.patriotgis.com.
Risk Management, Life Insurance
PR Newswire | August 11, 2023
Vitech Systems Group announced that it has been named a Leader of U.S. life and retirement (L&R) policy administration systems (PAS) in the ISG Provider Lens™ Insurance Platform Solutions report for the third year in a row. This report is conducted by Information Services Group (ISG) and offers an L&R PAS provider quadrant analysis and a comprehensive comparison of strengths, challenges, and competitive differentiators.
Vitech's V3locity cloud-native platform was commended in the study for its end-to-end functionality, flexible and agile operationalization, and robust support of group insurance benefits. Its capabilities enable quick time to value, straight-through processing, and an excellent user experience for employees, employers, and brokers.
Ashish Jhajharia, the author of the report, noted, "Vitech's V3locity cloud-native platform, which caters to the market with a system created exclusively for the group benefits area, offers a high degree of configurability, capabilities across the value chain and enhanced functionalities for carriers operating in this category."
According to ISG, L&R PAS quadrant Leaders possess a comprehensive product and service offering, a strong market presence, and an established competitive position. They also represent innovative strength and competitive stability.
"We are thrilled that Vitech has once again achieved the prestigious recognition of Life & Retirement Insurance Platform Solutions Leader by ISG," said David Burns, Vitech's CEO. "Receiving this recognition for the third consecutive time is market validation that our focus on innovation and unwavering commitment to providing market-leading capabilities and services continues to bring exceptional value to our customers and their beneficiaries."
V3locity is Vitech's cloud-native administration, engagement, and analytics platform. It is a transformative suite of complementary applications that offers full life cycle business functionality and robust enterprise capabilities. It marries core administration with a revolutionary digital experience. Its modular design enables flexible, agile deployment strategies. V3locity employs a cloud-native architecture that leverages the unique capabilities of AWS to deliver a solution with unparalleled security, scalability, and resiliency.
Vitech is a global provider of cloud-native benefit and investment administration software. The organization helps their insurance, retirement, and investment clients expand their offerings and capabilities, streamline their operations, gain analytical insights, and transform their engagement models. Vitech employs more than 1,400 professionals, serving the world's most successful insurance, retirement, and investment organizations. An innovator and visionary, Vitech's market leadership has been recognized by industry experts, such as Gartner, Celent, Aite-Novarica, and ISG. For more information, please visit vitechinc.com.
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 70 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit isg-one.com.
Core Insurance, Risk Management
Businesswire | July 07, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services, a fast-growing national provider of benefits, personal, and commercial lines insurance, is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Quail Ridge Insurance Services.
A well-respected agency, Quail Ridge Insurance Services was established by Cora Wong in August 2003. Quail Ridge, previously known as C Wong Insurance Agency in Vallejo, CA, moved to Vacaville, CA, in 2013, and rebranded to emphasize its commitment to exceptional client service. This merger heralds a promising new phase for both companies and strengthens Inszone Insurance Services' commitment to offering personalized insurance solutions to small contractors.
Quail Ridge Insurance Services saw its beginning in a single room of Wong's home. The agency experienced rapid growth, moving into leased office space within six months. Their exceptional service and personalized approach to insurance for small contractors quickly earned them a strong reputation in the industry.
"We are very excited to welcome the Quail Ridge Insurance Services team into the Inszone Insurance family," said Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance. "Their dedication to providing personalized service to their clients aligns perfectly with our goal of being the top insurance service provider in California. We look forward to working together to continue delivering exceptional service and value to our clients."
After the merger, Quail Ridge Insurance Services' clients can expect a smooth transition. They will now have access to more resources, a wider market reach, and the added expertise of Inszone Insurance Services at the Inszone Vacaville location. The combined knowledge and experience of both teams will enable the provision of comprehensive insurance solutions tailored to the unique needs of small contractors.
About Inszone Insurance Services
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sacramento, California, Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage firm that provides a broad array of property & casualty insurance, along with employee benefits solutions. With a strong, experienced management team, Inszone continues to grow organically, as well as through acquisitions. With 40 locations across California, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.