SOURCE: ThreatMetrix


April 28, 2010 07:00 ET

ThreatMetrix Chief Products Officer Alisdair Faulkner to Present at Experian Vision 2010 Conference

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) -  ThreatMetrix™, a fast growing provider of fraud detection solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced that Alisdair Faulkner, Chief Products Officer, ThreatMetrix will be presenting at Experian's Vision 2010 Conference, May 2 - 5, at the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

Faulkner will present alongside Keir Breitenfeld of Experian and Tim Webb of Chase Card Services on "Risk-Based Authentication: Improving Performance with New Methodologies."

Faulkner is a noted industry expert in issues relating to online fraud, device identification, cybercrime, identity theft, information security and networking technology. He is a frequent industry speaker appearing before such forums as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, CyberSource Payment Summit and Retail Fraud 2010 in the UK. He has appeared on BBC online news commenting on cybercrime and is a past winner of the DEMOgod award for technology innovation and is a co-author of the ThreatMetrix blog, "Frauds & Ends."

Sponsored by Experian, the leading global information services company, the Vision Conference brings together various segments of the financial services industry including credit unions, collections, utilities, telecommunications, technology, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, mortgage, e-commerce, government, and banks of all sizes.

WHAT: Vision 2010 Conference

WHEN: May 2 - 5, 2010

WHERE: Wild Horse Pass Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

WHY: Faulkner's presentation will focus on how device identification ("fingerprinting") is a new method for authenticating customers. The ThreatMetrix Fraud Network -- which incorporates device identification -- also helps online businesses verify new accounts, authorize payments and transactions and authenticate user logins in real-time without relying on personally identifiable information (PII).

To read a whitepaper on the ThreatMetrix Fraud Network, go to:

Key benefits of the ThreatMetrix Fraud Network include:

  • Save time and money: verify customers, authorize transactions and authenticate users.
  • Use device intelligence to group transactions from a single computer over multiple visits to a company's website, or group transactions by characteristics such as the ISP and location.
  • See risk in the global context using the ThreatMetrix Fraud Network of worldwide devices and web transactions.
  • Flexible risk engine with customizable risk scoring optimized for social networks.

About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2009, was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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About ThreatMetrix
ThreatMetrix helps companies stop web fraud and enable e-commerce. The ThreatMetrix Fraud Network helps online businesses verify new accounts, authorize payments and transactions and authenticate user logins in real-time without relying on personally identifiable information (PII). ThreatMetrix profiles the device used in an online transaction so companies can determine whether the users are fraudsters or customers. ThreatMetrix device profiling goes beyond browser fingerprinting to identify the device, bypass proxies and detect the use of botnets. ThreatMetrix' simple and cost-effective SaaS approach to implementation enables companies to get results in hours or days, rather than weeks or months. The company serves a rapidly growing customer base in the U.S. and around the world across a variety of industries including social networks (dating, gaming), financial services, e-commerce, affiliate marketing and payments. For more information, visit or call 1-650-625-1451.

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