SOURCE: ThreatMetrix


November 22, 2010 06:00 ET

Fortify Executive Rick McPhee Joins ThreatMetrix Advisory Board

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) -  ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced the appointment of Rick McPhee to the ThreatMetrix Advisory Board.

"We are excited to have Rick join our advisory board," said Reed Taussig, president and CEO, ThreatMetrix. "Rick is an accomplished and well respected technology leader in the security industry. We look forward to his unique insights and strategic counsel in helping us shape the future direction of our ThreatMetrix Fraud Network."

McPhee has over ten years of experience leading engineering teams to build complex software systems for the enterprise. He is currently vice president of engineering at Fortify, the market leader in software security assurance (SSA) solutions, which provides products and services to protect companies from the threats posed by security flaws in business-critical software applications. Fortify was acquired by HP in September 2010.

He is responsible for Fortify's research and development and their flagship Fortify 360 product suite which enables customers to drive down costs and security risks by automating key processes of developing and deploying secure applications. Prior to Fortify, McPhee was vice president of engineering at Vormetric, which develops encryption and key management products to protect sensitive data wherever it is stored. Prior to Vormetric, he was vice president of engineering at Sychron, which develops data center automation software. 

McPhee holds a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Oxford.

About ThreatMetrix
ThreatMetrix helps companies stop web fraud and enable e-commerce in real-time so they can significantly reduce online fraud, acquire more customers faster, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. 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 software-as-a-service (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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