Aon eSolutions, the technology branch of Aon Corporation announced the launch of RIScloud today, a cloud platform for the risk, insurance and safety management community served by Aon.

 RIScloud first appeared when CEO Kathleen Burns offered clients a glimpse of the end-to-end, in-house software earlier this month at the 12th Annual Aon eSolutions Experience Conference in Miami. "With all of the noise out there, it is tempting to think that a cloud is a cloud is a cloud," Burns said. "We're seeing that misperception fall away as our clients are introduced to RIScloud."

Aon eSolutions fully manages and controls RIScloud—as opposed to following the commodity cloud model, for which outsourcing to third parties is foundational. This comprehensive approach was chosen in an attempt to most thoroughly mitigate inherent exposures faced by its clients in their stewardship of sensitive, highly regulated data.

As a result of this strategic decision, Aon eSolutions boasts its ability to match the highest security standards specific to the needs of the risk, insurance and safety community. According to the company, the business is the first and only cloud provider in the risk, insurance and safety management community to provide full data encryption at rest, which means that client records are encrypted in entirety—not just selected fields.

"We encourage the community to evaluate its cloud options as rigorously as they would any risk scenario," added Burns.

RIScloud also offers contractual service-level agreements and metrics. These service levels and metrics apply to each stage of the data life cycle and encompass data hosting, transmission, application performance, data security and privacy, external certifications and regulatory compliance.

"With RIScloud, Aon eSolutions alone is fully accountable to our hosted clients, including their compliance needs," said Paul Holden, CIO of Aon eSolutions. "This means we are not only helping our clients meet today's regulations; we are looking ahead to identify regulations on the horizon and implement those standards ahead of time."

This story first appeared on the Insurance Networking News web site.

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