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ThreatMetrix Earns Sole Leader Position in New Risk-Based Authentication Report

Posted July 17, 2017

Leadership position based on current offering, product strategy and market presence

SAN JOSE, California – July 17, 2017: ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®, announced it has been named the Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Risk-Based Authentication, Q3 2017.

Key takeaways from the Forrester Wave report, which can be downloaded here:

  • Research revealed a market in which ThreatMetrix leads the pack
  • Security and risk professionals see RBA as a way to address risk and authentication challenges
  • Key differentiators are case management and authentication policy breadth

ThreatMetrix was recognized by Forrester as the Leader in its evaluation of the growing risk-based authentication (RBA) market, and was cited for its strong device support and flexible case management. The report highlighted that the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Intelligence and Dynamic Decision Platform offer “deep device fingerprint and reputation management capabilities with built-in jailbreak, rooting, and root cloaking detection on mobile devices. Case management is flexible and customizable, and the vendor provides strong queue definition and management features.”

ThreatMetrix is leading the evolving RBA space with a strong market presence and reseller ecosystem across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. ThreatMetrix was recognized for its plans to enhance its decision modelling, further integrate with contextual and biometrics-based two-factor authentication solutions and introduce a machine-learning-based persistent identifier for every user.

ThreatMetrix technology – which analyzes 75 million daily transactions in real time, across billions of devices, from tens of thousands of worldwide websites and apps – has established the company as a trusted, strategic partner for security and risk professionals seeking extensive and dynamic authentication security.

“We are honored to be recognized by Forrester as the Leader in risk-based authentication, which we see as validation that we are meeting the needs of today’s mobile-first consumers, who demand frictionless digital experiences across all touchpoints,” said Alisdair Faulkner, chief products officer at ThreatMetrix. “ThreatMetrix continuously and anonymously authenticates a consumer’s digital identity and behavior across payments, registrations, and account logins; incorporating global shared intelligence to make the experience seamless while keeping threats at bay.”

The Forrester Wave™: Risk-Based Authentication, Q3 2017 study evaluates the eight most significant risk-based authentication providers against 32 criteria; taking into account vendor surveys, product demos, customer reference calls and unsupervised demonstration environment usage.


  • Download the full report here
  • Register for the upcoming ThreatMetrix webinar on Risk-Based Authentication:
    • Americas: Wednesday, August 2 at 10 AM PST
    • EMEA: Wednesday, August 2 at 10 AM BST
    • APAC: Wednesday, August 2 at 10 AM HKT

About ThreatMetrix

ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®, operates a global shared intelligence network to differentiate trusted customers from fraudsters. The ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network® recognizes behavior and identities across 4.5 billion unique devices from 1.4 billion anonymized users worldwide. More than 5,000 businesses rely on ThreatMetrix as their decision engine to deliver a frictionless digital customer experience across all online transactions, for increased profitability and security. Learn more at

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