ThreatMetrix Partners with ActivIdentity to Add Device Identification Capabilities to Their 4TRESS™ Authentication Appliance
Posted February 8, 2011
ThreatMetrix Fraud Network Enables ActivIdentity Customers to Validate Returning Customers Without the Use of Physical Credentials
LOS ALTOS & FREMONT, CA. – February 9, 2011 – ThreatMetrix™, the fastest growing cloud-based provider of fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced a partnership with ActivIdentity™ Corporation, a global leader in secure identity. Through the partnership, ThreatMetrix will enable ActivIdentity 4TRESS™ Authentication Appliance customers to connect to the ThreatMetrix Fraud Network to support secure authentication without the use of physical credentials such as smart cards or tokens.
“We’re excited to provide our banking, government and enterprise customers with another authentication factor that doesn’t require a physical credential,” said Julian Lovelock, senior director of product marketing, ActivIdentity. “As the number of available devices people can use as a gateway to services grows, notably with the mobile channel, it’s paramount to provide a centralized, consistent identification infrastructure that identifies these different devices. The enhanced solution represents a great benefit to our customers by providing another layer in their defenses and enabling them to take advantage of the extensive device intelligence gathered by the ThreatMetrix Fraud Network.”
ActivIdentity will be offering the capabilities as a complement to its flagship authentication server, for organizations that seek to implement a cost-effective, flexible, and scalable solution. The 4TRESS™ Authentication Server offers support for many authentication methods (e.g., user name and password, knowledge-based authentication, one-time password, and public key infrastructure [PKI] certificates) and diverse user groups across a variety of service channels, making it the preferred versatile authentication platform for customer-facing transactions.
“ThreatMetrix is pleased to partner with ActivIdentity to further complement and strengthen their 4TRESS™ Authentication platform solutions by providing an additional factor of authentication via device identification,” said Lance Jacobs, vice president of sales, ThreatMetrix. “The ThreatMetrix Fraud Network will provide ActivIdentity customers with fact-based and behavioral information in real-time that validates returning visitors, while also blocking unauthorized access to information.”
About the ThreatMetrix Fraud Network
ActivIdentity Corporation is a global leader in secure identity solutions, enabling customers to confidently establish trust in online activities. Over 2,500 enterprise, online banking and government organizations rely on ActivIdentity’s authentication and credential management solutions to meet their security and compliance requirements. ActivIdentity is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. ActivIdentity is part of HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.actividentity.com.
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.
ActivIdentity is a registered trademark in the United States and/or other countries.
Lauren Eichmann for ThreatMetrix
Walker Sands Communications
Scott Montminy for ActivIdentity