SOURCE: ThreatMetrix


April 06, 2011 06:00 ET

ThreatMetrix Appoints Bruce Scott Vice President of Worldwide Engineering

Scott Brings More Than 30 Years of Engineering Experience to Senior Management Role

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - ThreatMetrix™, the fastest growing provider of fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced the appointment of Bruce Scott as vice president of worldwide engineering. Scott joins ThreatMetrix with extensive background in computer engineering spanning more than 30 years.

In his new position, Scott will oversee the core engineering, application engineering and QA groups to provide a well-managed and transparent flow of product requirements through to product delivery. He will also drive the development of a new engineering process and platform to assure quality and predictable delivery.

"We are excited to have an engineering specialist of Bruce's caliber join our ranks," said Reed Taussig, president and CEO of ThreatMetrix. "In this role, Bruce will provide and facilitate technical leadership in software design and product architecture."

Scott has widespread experience in building mission critical high performance systems software and enterprise applications. He has held senior-level positions at ParAccel and SenSage, and founded PointBase Inc. where he generated $37.5 million in venture funding over three years. Other accomplishments include Scott's involvement as a member of the initial design team at Oracle, and his work developing the industry leading PC database, SQLBase, as co-founder and chief architect for Gupta. He earned a bachelor's of science degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University.

"I'm thrilled to join ThreatMetrix during this rapid period of growth," said Scott. "I look forward to spearheading the company's engineering developments to improve processes for the company to distribute more efficiently to customers worldwide."

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ThreatMetrix helps companies stop web fraud and accelerate e-commerce in real-time so they can significantly reduce online fraud, acquire more customers faster, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. The ThreatMetrix Cloud-Based Fraud Prevention Platform, incorporating ThreatMetrix SmartID™ cookieless device identification, provides online businesses with the ability to protect themselves and their customers by verifying new accounts, authorizing payments and transactions and authenticaticating user logins in real-time. Online businesses can deploy the ThreatMetrix Cloud-based Fraud Prevention Platform, which does not rely on personally identifiable information (PII), for traditional online activity via a personal computer as well as for mobile and tablet devices. The company serves a rapidly growing customer base 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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