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Aon eSolutions Launches RIScloud, the Next-Generation Cloud Solution Designed and Built for the Risk, Insurance and Safety Community

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Aon eSolutions, the technology solutions business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), today announced the launch of RIScloud, the next-generation community cloud solution for the risk, insurance and safety management community. Aon eSolutions is the original cloud provider to the risk, insurance and safety community; the business took its hosted solutions clients online in 2001.

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CEO Kathleen Burns gave clients a sneak peek 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."

Whereas other providers outsource key components of their cloud-technology infrastructure, Aon eSolutions fully manages and controls RIScloud. The business invested in a comprehensive end-to-end community cloud solution (as opposed to following the commodity cloud model, for which outsourcing to third parties is foundational). Aon eSolutions took this direction for the purpose of most thoroughly mitigating the inherent exposures faced by its clients in their stewardship of sensitive, highly regulated data.

As a result of this strategic investment, through RIScloud, Aon eSolutions meets the highest security standards specific to the needs of the risk, insurance and safety community; for example, 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 every client record is encrypted in its 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 provides unparalleled 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
  • 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."

For more information about RIScloud, visit http://www.aon-esolutions.com/riscloud

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About Aon eSolutions
Aon eSolutions is the technology solutions business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) and provides award-winning technology-based tools that improve the management of risk, insurance and safety programs. These personalized and configurable best-in-class systems -- AonLine, iVOS, RiskConsole and SafetyLogic -- each provide measurable value by aggregating data, streamlining business processes and optimizing resources. Visit www.aon-esolutions.com for more information.

About Aon
Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing. Through its more than 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to deliver distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally in over 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008, 2009 and 2010 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008 and 2009. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on revenues in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary 2007-2010, best reinsurance intermediary 2006-2010, best captives manager 2009-2010, and best employee benefits consulting firm 2007-2009 by the readers of Business Insurance. Visit http://www.aon.com for more information on Aon and http://www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

Media Contact:
Glenn Peake
Aon eSolutions
+1.678.237.2518
glenn.peake@aon.com

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