SOURCE: Lightbridge

June 27, 2005 09:00 ET

Authorize.Net Launches New Integration Center

Online Tools Help Developers Connect Solutions to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway

BURLINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- Authorize.Net Corporation, a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP) based payment services, and a service of Lightbridge, Inc., (NASDAQ: LTBG), today announced the launch of a new online integration center designed to help developers and third party solutions providers integrate quickly to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway. The Authorize.Net Integration Center, accessible at, consists of decision making criteria, application programming interface (API) documentation, sample code, automated tools for troubleshooting, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and more.

In addition to assisting Web developers with integrating merchants' e-commerce Web sites to the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway, the Integration Center provides tools and information for solutions providers to integrate third party products and services designed for "brick and mortar" retailers, mobile merchants, and mail order/telephone order (MOTO) merchants. A list of third party partners already integrated with Authorize.Net is available at:

"Authorize.Net recognizes the valuable roles and contributions of developers and third party solutions providers in building custom payment solutions using our payment gateway," stated Roy Banks, Authorize.Net president. "The new Integration Center provides convenient self-service information so developers can streamline their development cycle when integrating to the payment gateway. In addition, we also feature and list our impressive roster of participating developers and solutions providers on our Web site so our merchant customers can take advantage of their solutions."

Authorize.Net integration provides several benefits for solutions providers, including:

--  Free, quick access to our test environment.
--  No software development kit (SDK) or license fees.
--  One-To-Many Integration - A single integration to Authorize.Net
    provides Class B certified connections to the leading payment processors.
--  Professional Support - Free integration e-mail support.
The Authorize.Net Integration Center is the newest addition to the Authorize.Net Web site, which was completely redesigned and relaunched in March 2005.

About Authorize.Net (

Authorize.Net provides secure, reliable, Internet Protocol (IP) based payment gateway solutions that enable merchants to authorize, settle and manage electronic transactions anytime, anywhere, via Web sites, retail, mail order/telephone order (MOTO) call centers and on wireless devices. Authorize.Net is sold through an extensive network of reseller partners and leading financial institutions that offer its industry leading payment services to their merchant customers. Authorize.Net is a service of Lightbridge, Inc.

About Lightbridge (

Lightbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTBG) is a leading ecommerce, analytics and decisioning company that businesses trust to manage customer transactions. Lightbridge adds value to fraud screening, credit qualification and payment authorization. Lightbridge solutions leverage intelligent automated systems and human expertise, delivered primarily through the efficiencies and cost savings of an outsourced business model. Businesses use Lightbridge to make smarter decisions, deliver better services, provide secure payments, reduce costs and enhance the lifetime value of their customers. For more information, visit

AUTHORIZE.NET is a registered trademark of Authorize.Net Corp. and LIGHTBRIDGE, and the Lightbridge logo are registered trademarks of Lightbridge, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release that are not historical facts, including, without limitation, those relating to the Company's partnerships, products, services, offerings, services markets and growth prospects and successes are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based upon the current Authorize.Net's beliefs and expectations of the management of the Company. Actual results may vary materially from those contained in forward-looking statements based on a number of factors including, without limitation, (i) dependence on a limited number of clients, (ii) the Company's revenue concentration in the wireless telecommunications business and the declining subscriber growth rate in that business, (iii) continuing rapid change in the telecommunications industry and payment processing industries, and other markets in which the Company does business that may affect both the Company and its clients, (iv) the impact of competitive products, services and pricing on both the Company and its products and services, (v) market acceptance of the Company's new or enhanced products, services and technologies, (vi) the industry risks associated with Authorize.Net's business and operations including, without limitation, illegal or improper uses of Authorize.Net's payment system, unauthorized intrusions or attacks on Authorize.Net's payment system that may impair the operations of its payment system, changes or failures to comply with credit card association rules, governmental regulation and the application of existing laws to Authorize.Net's business and dependence on relationships with a third party payment processors, and (vii) factors disclosed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission including, without limitation, its 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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