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CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS[R] Selects Arcot for Online Authentication.

Hosted Solution's Integration with calREDD[R] System, Ease of Use Cited

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Arcot Systems, Inc., today announced that the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS[R] (C.A.R.) has chosen Arcot's cloud-based A-OK strong-authentication service to provide highly secure access to the California Real Estate Dynamic Data (calREDD[R]) Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for member REALTORS[R] in six major MLS associations. The service protects approximately 5,000 individual REALTORS[R] from 15 regional offices, primarily in central and northern California.

With advanced technology that goes beyond current MLS systems, calREDD[R] creates one database for all California real property. calREDD[R] is a service of California MLS Inc. (CALMLS), a subsidiary of C.A.R.

"After careful evaluation, we felt Arcot's A-OK solution offered the best fit in terms of ease of use for our members, the ability to integrate calREDD[R] with a hosted solution, and the overall features and cost-effectiveness we gained from the A-OK platform," said Mike Silvas, CALMLS chairman.

"Other big plusses for us were the A-OK solution's flexibility to accommodate rapid expansion among other C.A.R. members. A hosted solution also meant we didn't have to build our own data center. Arcot had us up and running in no time," he added.

Arcot's A-OK is a family of comprehensive, cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions that provide online fraud detection, strong authentication and other industry-leading security capabilities.

"We listened carefully to the customer's needs to make strong authentication more widely available to offices throughout California, to hold down costs and to have a hosted solution that was easy for C.A.R. members to use," said Sanjay Vyas, Arcot's vice president and general manager of Cloud Services. "Our cloud-based A-OK is ideal for their needs."

With tens of thousands of customers, including leading global IT, banking, pharmaceuticals, services providers and other enterprise accounts, Arcot enables organizations to protect their users from fraud transparently -- without requiring expensive hardware or tokens.

Arcot security solutions can be deployed in the cloud and provide single sign-on (SSO), fraud detection and strong authentication for software-as-a-service (SaaS), internal or mobile applications to deliver the right balance of cost, convenience and strength. Taken together, Arcot's hosted and on-premises solutions make Web transactions and online access safe for more than 100 million consumer, enterprise and e-Commerce users worldwide.

About Arcot

Arcot is the Cloud Authentication Leader. Our solutions make Web transactions and online access safe for millions of consumer, enterprise, and e-Commerce users. Organizations can transparently protect their users from fraud without requiring expensive hardware. Arcot fraud prevention, strong authentication, and e-Document security solutions can be deployed with SaaS, internal or mobile applications delivering the right balance of cost, convenience and strength.

About C.A.R.

Leading the wayO[R] in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS[R] is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with nearly 170,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.
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Date:May 25, 2010
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