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ThreatMetrix to Present at NACHA MEGA Council Meeting Panel on “Fraudulent Transaction Detection Systems Versus Authentication”

Posted September 14, 2010

Panel to Focus on Similarities and Differences between Using Fraud Prevention Methods and Authentication Methods for Payments Transactions

LOS ALTOS, CA. – September 15, 2010 – ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), is participating on a panel from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 29 on “Fraudulent Transaction Detection Systems Versus Authentication” at NACHA’s annual MEGA Council Meeting at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

NACHA’s Council MEGA Meeting offers a unique opportunity for Industry Council (CEBP, ECC and Internet Council) members to gather together in one location to network, learn and share valuable industry information. Meeting participants can attend any session that fits their area of interest, thereby customizing the experience and providing the highest benefit.

WHO: Moderator: Devon Marsh, senior vice president/treasury management risk, Wells Fargo Bank; Panelists: Alisdair Faulkner, chief products officer, ThreatMetrix; Peter Tapling, president and CEO, Authentify, Inc.; Shirley Inscoe, director of financial services, Memento Security.

WHAT: In an age of identity theft and corporate account takeover, it is no longer sufficient to authenticate a person with single control over creation of a transaction. It is prudent to authenticate the transaction as well. If we had universal, reliable fraudulent transaction detection capabilities, would we need to authenticate the people who initiate transactions at all? Could robust fraud detection render identity theft obsolete? If so, the business case for achieving robust fraudulent transaction detection – in essence, the authentication of transactions rather than people – may be more tolerable than chasing the moving target of commercially reasonable methods of authenticating people. Panelists in this session discuss the respective roles of fraudulent transaction detection and authentication, and the outlook for each.

WHEN: 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 29

WHERE: Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

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About NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association

NACHA supports the growth of the ACH Network by managing its development, administration, and governance. The ACH Network facilitates global commerce by serving as a safe, efficient, ubiquitous, and high-quality electronic payment system. NACHA represents nearly 11,000 financial institutions through 18 regional payments associations and direct membership. Through its industry councils and forums, NACHA brings together payments system stakeholder organizations to encourage the efficient utilization of the ACH Network and develop new ways to use the Network to benefit its diverse set of participants. To learn more, visit,

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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