Security Policy

We take our security seriously.

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.

Encryption

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.

Firewalls

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.

Secure Systems

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 website.

To obtain additional information regarding our Security Policy, write to:

Doug Heavener
1st Guard Corporation
200 Nokomis Ave South 4th Floor
Venice, Florida 34285