At 1st Guard, the privacy and security of customer data is as important to us as it is
to you. Physical safeguards, procedural controls, and data access controls protect your data
from unauthorized access. We continually monitor our systems and processes to prevent
unauthorized attempts at intrusion.
1st Guard uses strong, 256-bit encryption and SSL, short for Secure Sockets Layer, a
protocol for transmitting private information via the Internet. SSL uses a private key to
encrypt data that is transferred over the SSL connection. This protocol is a standard used
by many websites when you submit confidential information, such as credit card numbers and
other personal data. SSL creates a secure connection between your browser and our server.
Addresses of web pages using an SSL connection start with https: instead of http: and most
browsers also display an icon of a closed padlock when you visit a page using SSL.
Our customer website, my1stGuard, provides a private and secure environment to access policy
and account information. To access my1stGuard, you will need to use a security-enabled web
browser, with 256-bit encryption installed, and have valid user credentials.
We install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect all technology resources. Firewall
and router configurations restrict connections between untrusted networks and any system in our
environment. Firewall technologies deployed include stateful inspections, proxies, and
combinations of the two.
All system components and software are protected from known vulnerabilities by having the latest
vendor-supplied security patches installed.
Anti-virus protection is deployed and regularly updated on all systems commonly affected by malicious
software. These programs are capable of detecting, removing, and protecting against all known types of
malicious software including viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, adware, and rootkits.
Browser Rendering Optimizations
Our website and content pages are designed for current versions of Google Chrome,
Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari. Presentation and layout of our pages is best viewed
using one of these internet browsers, however many other browsers will also work with our
To obtain additional information regarding our Security Policy, write to:
1st Guard Corporation
240 Nokomis Ave South
Venice, Florida 34285