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Markel's DataBreach(SM) Insurance Coverage Enhanced by FishNet Security Partnership

RICHMOND, Va., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation, through its subsidiaries, announced it has partnered with FishNet Security to bring greater enhancement to its DataBreach(SM) insurance coverage. DataBreach(SM) provides coverage to businesses for liabilities arising out of a breach of its duty to protect confidential information, which reside on a website, network, the hard drive of a laptop, or paper files.

FishNet Security is the number one provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training. FishNet Security solutions have enabled its clients to better manage risk, meet compliance requirements and reduce costs while maximizing security effectiveness and operational efficiency.

Michael Carr, product manager for Markel's DataBreach(SM) coverage, said, "The combination of FishNet Security's services and Markel's very comprehensive DataBreach(SM) liability coverage offers businesses a powerful risk management tool to help respond to data theft."

Concurring, Aaron Shilts, FishNet Security's vice president of professional services, said, "We are very excited to partner with an organization like Markel, and to be a part of providing world class data forensics and incident response services to their client base."

DataBreach(SM) is available through Markel's five regional offices: Markel Midwest, Markel Mid-South, Markel Northeast, Markel Southeast and Markel West.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products and programs for a variety of niche markets. In each of these markets, the Company seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value. Visit Markel Corporation on the web at www.markelcorp.com


    For more information contact:
    Letha E. Heaton
    847.572.6250
    heaton@markelcorp.com

    Gail A. Strejc
    847.572.6252
    strejc@markelcorp.com

    Miriam Balavender
    847.572.6286
    mbalavender@markelcorp.com

SOURCE  Markel Corporation

    -0-                           04/28/2009
    /CONTACT:  Letha E. Heaton, +1-847-572-6250, heaton@markelcorp.com, or
Gail A. Strejc, +1-847-572-6252, strejc@markelcorp.com, or Miriam Balavender,
+1-847-572-6286, mbalavender@markelcorp.com, all of Markel Corporation/
    /Web Site:  http://www.markelcorp.com /
    (MKL)

CO:  Markel Corporation; FishNet Security
ST:  Virginia
IN:  INS HTS CPR ITE
SU:  CON

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