January 22, 2013 02:00 ET

Legacy Marketing Partners Implements Quipa Solution for Secure Collaboration

Deploys QuipaLoop -- a More Agile and Secure Solution for Connectivity Across Networks and Devices

CHICAGO, IL and OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) -  Legacy Marketing Partners, a top experiential marketing agency and member of the RiverNorth Group, and Quipa US, a software company delivering a new and revolutionary approach to secure network connectivity, today announced that Legacy will be adopting QuipaLoop, Quipa's flagship product, to facilitate secure connectivity for its professionals using mobile devices who frequently work from remote customer or event locations. For the initial pilot, Legacy will use QuipaLoop to give traveling and work-at-home professionals secure access to corporate resources via wifi and cellular networks that were previously only accessible to employees working behind the firewall on the corporate LAN. Beyond the pilot, Legacy plans to leverage the QuipaLoop technology to customize and deliver more secure collaboration solutions for their clients. 

Using technology developed in Australia and patented globally, QuipaLoop is a unique approach to network connectivity that is more agile and secure than traditional VPN technologies. It secures access to services anywhere on the network and protects data in transit across the network through Quipa's Secure Connection Broker (SCB) technology -- a proprietary, secure networking capability that segments the network into "loops" of trusted devices. Unlike a physical network, the loop is a non-addressable virtual overlay that is secured by self-authenticating, trusted devices. QuipaLoop can operate across one or many physical networks and is easily deployed on mobile devices as well as computers. QuipaLoop eliminates the security weaknesses that result from spoof-able certificate authorities common to SSL VPN or discoverable directories of IP addresses used to manage IPsec solutions. 

"As a fast-moving marketing services firm with trans-national reach, we are constantly seeking technical solutions that are easy, flexible, and do not add heavy overhead costs," said Mark Driggs, SVP Business Operations, Legacy Marketing Partners. "QuipaLoop is a significant improvement over traditional VPN solutions that were difficult for our users, not easily adapted to their devices, and an additional burden for our IT staff."

"At Legacy, and across all the RiverNorth businesses, we are especially aware of the sensitivity of our clients' marketing plans and marketing IP," said Vince Parrinello, CEO, RiverNorth Group. "QuipaLoop helps us take that extra step to secure all our communications and data transfers, between our constantly traveling employees and headquarters, and between our marketing teams and the organizations for which they work. We look forward to leveraging QuipaLoop's higher level of flexibility and security to deliver a new level of services for our clients' major brands."

"Legacy Marketing Partners sought a solution for secure connectivity and collaboration that takes less of their time on administration and user training, and gives them back more time to focus on the superior level of creative services they provide," said J. Thomas Gensch, President, Quipa US. "We are excited about the opportunity to work with Legacy to offer a higher level of security for all their communication needs."

About Legacy Marketing Partners and RiverNorth Group
Legacy Marketing Partners is recognized as one of the top Experiential Marketing agencies in the country. Legacy professionals apply strategic thinking, full-service creative and flawless execution to deliver valuable, measurable ideas through the line and through the marketing mix. Perennially listed in both PROMO Magazine's PROMO 100 and Event Marketer Magazine's Agency IT List, our programs have won multiple Ex Awards, Reggie Awards and Pro Awards. Headquartered in Chicago, Legacy is made up of 185 marketing professionals with a presence in 76 markets.  Our national reach provides us with valuable in-market intelligence and the ability to execute large programs on a national scale. Legacy is a member of the RiverNorth Group, an independently-held agency network employing 500 marketing professionals and generating $400 million in annual billings. The RiverNorth Group's mission is to deliver smart, unexpected ideas that build brands and move customers to action through Experiential Marketing, Integrated Promotions, Shopper Marketing and Branded Incentives.

About Quipa US LLC
At Quipa, our goal is to help our customers protect their information and their reputations, yet still meet the evolving challenges of connectivity and information-sharing in today's increasing virtual and mobile workplace. Founded in 2008 by executives with over 50 years of combined experience in the telco and security spaces, our software solutions are designed to help companies, government agencies, and Cloud service providers shape their online connections with a higher level of security and flexibility, enabling an agile, any-device-anywhere working environment, without loss of compliance or control. For more information, visit

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