HR Tech Firm Responds to Heartbleeds Web Bug

Businessolver Unaffected by Web Bug ‘Heartbleed’

Benefits administration technology provider avoids affects of web bug Heartbleed

WEST DES MOINES, IA – The internet bug named Heartbleed has been making headlines because of its potential to expose our most important and private information such as passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information. According to news reports, the security hole exists on a vast number of the web servers and went undetected for more than two years. While it’s conceivable that the flaw was not discovered until very recently, it’s nearly impossible to tell.

Heartbleed affects encryption technology designed to protect online accounts for email, instant messaging and e-commerce – more specifically it allows attackers to capture data through certain versions of OpenSSL. Heartbleed has brought questions and concerns to light regarding the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) – a topic very relevant to the HR technology and benefits administration industries.

Businessolver, a leading benefits administration outsourcing partner for mid- and large-market employers, has thoroughly examined its use of the OpenSSL technology and can confidently affirm that the version of OpenSSL utilized by Benefitsolver is unaffected by Heartbleed, and the information maintained within Benefitsolver is safe and secure.

“We believe data security is one of the most important parts of our business,” said Businessolver President & CEO Jon Shanahan. “We have committed a wealth of resources to protect the information of our clients’ employees, and Heartbleed reminds us that we must remain diligent with our efforts.”

Businessolver actively invests in security measures like code reviews, penetration testing, application vulnerability testing, SSAE16 audits, IT risk audits, and intrusion prevention systems.

Businessolver is changing the way companies think about, view, enroll in, and engage in benefits. We provide online benefits administration services and benefit administration outsourcing services to mid and large-market companies. Our proprietary web-based platform, Benefitsolver, automates employers’ insurance benefit administration by consolidating multiple insurance carriers into a single platform as well as configuring the process to meet employer’s unique enrollment requirements. Businessolver has a simple mission: delight clients in every interaction. For more information visit
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