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Fortify Executive Rick McPhee Joins ThreatMetrix Advisory Board

Posted November 21, 2010

LOS ALTOS, CA. – 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®, The Digital Identity Company®, is the market-leading cloud solution for authenticating digital personas and transactions on the Internet. Verifying more than 20 billion annual transactions supporting 30,000 websites and 4,000 customers globally through the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network®, ThreatMetrix secures businesses and end users against account takeover, payment fraud and fraudulent account registrations resulting from malware and data breaches. Key benefits include an improved customer experience, reduced friction, revenue gain and lower fraud and operational costs. The ThreatMetrix solution is deployed across a variety of industries, including financial services, e-commerce, payments and lending, media, government and insurance.

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