SOURCE: ReputationDefender


September 01, 2010 16:23 ET

ReputationDefender Honored as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2011

World Economic Forum Recognizes Company's Technological Advancement of Digital Privacy and Control

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) -  ReputationDefender, the global leader in online privacy and reputation management, today was named a Technology Pioneer 2011 by the World Economic Forum. This prestigious award recognizes ReputationDefender's leadership in tackling Internet privacy and online reputation and the company's technologically innovative solution.

"New technologies -- including previous Technology Pioneer Award winners -- have provided us with an interconnected Web of opportunities; at the same time, this success has opened the door to a new level of digital transparency and a loss of control," said Michael Fertik, CEO and founder ReputationDefender. "ReputationDefender is honored to be recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer for taking the next step forward and providing solutions to control and protect this heightened online vulnerability."

ReputationDefender delivers to its audience a robust set of solutions to take control over their digital lives. The company's products give individuals and businesses the ability to monitor everything online about themselves and their families, to own their online image by controlling their search engine results and to remove or prevent personal or revealing information from being shared or sold online.

The Technology Pioneers Community is composed of companies from around the world that develop and apply the most innovative and transformational technologies. As part of the judging process for the Technology Pioneer Award, ReputationDefender was evaluated by 68 technology experts -- competing against a pre-screened group of 330 nominated companies from 13 different countries, resulting in 31 winners from across the world. Previous award winners include Google, Twitter and Technorati.

"The World Economic Forum is proud to recognize an outstanding group of innovative companies as Technology Pioneers for 2011," said Andre Schneider, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the World Economic Forum. "Their technologies and business models will have a durable and valuable effect in several industries and societies as a whole. We look forward to their unique contributions to the mission of the Forum: improving the state of the world."

ReputationDefender's CEO and founder Michael Fertik offers his remarks on innovation and the Technology Pioneer award in this video.

About ReputationDefender
ReputationDefender is the pioneer and global leader in online reputation and privacy management. The privately held company has advanced technology, unique business processes and a suite of products designed for all consumer segments -- including professionals, small business owners, students, social Web enthusiasts, parents and more -- that make it easier to control online reputations and protect against Internet stalking, identity theft/impersonation and other online threats. ReputationDefender has its headquarters in Silicon Valley, an office in Germany and serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit

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