Title offices using Stewart's Titlelogix® MSP breathe easier during MSBlaster/LoveSan attacks

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HOUSTON (Aug. 27, 2003) - While corporate computer users were busy installing the patch and home users were getting hit hard, title agents using the Titlelogix Managed Solutions Partner (MSP) were safely continuing to work in their secure Titlelogix environment during the recent W32.Blaster/LoveSan worm attack.

Titlelogix MSP is a product of Landata Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC).

The MS Blaster/LoveSan worm affects computers using the Microsoft® Windows® NT, 2000 and XP operating systems. During a tough week battling the worm, Trend Micro™ reported MS Blaster was the third most common virus infection worldwide. Symantec™ raised the threat posed by the worm to a Category 4 from a Category 3 threat, reporting that the virus had infected approximately 570,000 computers worldwide.

"We had installed the MS03-026 patch on the Titlelogix server during the weekend prior to the attack," said Richard Wilson, Titlelogix engineering manager, Landata Systems. "Our service levels, which guarantee 99.5 percent availability, were not impacted during the attacks. Our customers can be assured that they will have access to business-critical production through our Houston Data Center."

"While our network folks were helping us install the patch on our individual PCs, many of our users were able to access Titlelogix via the Internet to work on files from home," said Larry Thiel, IT manager with Executive Title Insurance in Cape Coral, Fla.

"Locally, we had an outbreak, but while we were installing the patch on our individual machines, none of our data on Titlelogix was affected," said Casey Robertson, IT manager, Stewart Title of California - San Diego. The office has a direct T-1 connection into Titlelogix, using the system primarily for AIM® for Windows® escrow production.

Titlelogix provides integrated, turnkey solutions for the title industry by offering Web access to a wide range of stable and secure tools and services meeting title office needs. As an MSP built on application service provider (ASP) infrastructure, Titlelogix.com hosts, manages and delivers vital industry title applications to users from an off-site, centralized location. Access via the Internet allows customers to enjoy stability, infrastructure on tap, rapid deployment and low up-front investment without manually loading programs locally. Title agent applications offered on Titlelogix provide customers with the tools necessary to compete in today's fast-paced title and escrow industry.

For product demonstrations and an expanded list of features and benefits, visit the Titlelogix Web site at www.titlelogix.com. For more information and pricing for Titlelogix services, contact Titlelogix support at support@titlelogix.com or (877) 800-3132.

Landata Systems, Inc. (www.landatasystems.com) is a software developer and technical services provider to the title insurance and real estate industries, offering excellent software development, consulting and support. Products offer: order entry; document preparation; closing and escrow accounting; online underwriting and real estate information; imaging; title plant; and electronic commerce.

Stewart Information Services Corp. is a technology driven, strategically competitive, global real estate information company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services through more than 6,800 issuing locations in the United States and several international markets. Stewart meets the needs of the real estate and mortgage industries through the delivery of information services required for settlement using e-commerce. These services include title reports, flood determinations, property appraisals, surveys, document preparation, property reports, background checks and online property auctions. Stewart also supplies post-closing services to lenders, automated county clerk land records and GIS for governmental entities. Stewart provides expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information about Stewart can be found at www.stewart.com.


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