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Accertify and Quova Partner to Protect Online Merchants From Credit Card Fraud
Accertify's Interceptas(TM) Solution Integrates Quova's IP Geolocation Information to Significantly Reduce Risk of Cyber Theft
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and CHICAGO, IL--(MARKET WIRE)--Dec 18, 2007 -- Quova, Inc., the leading worldwide provider of Internet geolocation data and services, today announced a strategic partnership with Accertify, a provider of leading-edge credit card fraud prevention solutions to online merchants, to help e-commerce sites more aggressively fight fraud.
Under the partnership, Accertify has integrated Quova's IP geolocation information into its Interceptas? solution. Interceptas? is the first integrated platform designed from the merchant's perspective for combating card-not-present fraud, enabling the complete fraud prevention process to be managed with one comprehensive and highly flexible solution.
Quova's IP geolocation data allows Interceptas? to instantly identify where and how a merchant's Web visitors are accessing its Web site. Interceptas? evaluates the geographic and networking information provided by Quova to assist in the identification of suspicious transactions. This type of risk assessment helps merchants reduce their cost of fraud by improving detection rates, resulting in fewer credit card chargebacks and false positives.
"The typical e-commerce company today is utilizing an increasing variety of anti-fraud tools. However, the problem is these separate, 'point' solutions weren't designed to interact with and support one another, creating inefficiencies and cracks for fraudsters to slip through," said Jeff Liesendahl, CEO, Accertify. "Accertify has eliminated the gaps and strengthened the fraud-fighting process by integrating Quova and other best-of-breed tools into Interceptas?. The result for merchants is less fraud, more productive fraud analysts and a reduced overall cost of fraud."
"Through our years of experience, we know that the task of identifying fraudulent online transactions is a constant effort," said Marie Alexander, CEO, Quova. "That is why we are pleased to partner with Accertify, an innovator in combating card-not-present fraud solutions. Together we can create solutions across the marketplace that help merchants secure their businesses and prevent cyber theft."
About Quova, Inc.
Quova gives online businesses the ability to determine the geographic location of their Web site visitors. The company offers the most comprehensive, deeply researched and reliable location data available today -- without compromising individual privacy. More than 300 companies of all sizes use Quova's data and services to detect and prevent fraud, ensure regulatory compliance, manage digital content rights distribution, and localize ads and web content. The company's customer base includes Microsoft, Major League Baseball, American Express, the BBC, Ladbrokes and Cisco Systems, and investors include Mobius Venture Partners and IDG. Quova was founded in 2000 and is based in Mountain View, California. www.quova.com
About Accertify, LLC
Accertify is the first company to focus on developing fraud prevention tools and strategies from the perspective of merchants that accept 'card not present' transactions. That focus led to the development of Interceptas? which applies state-of-the-art automation to every step in the merchant's process of managing credit card fraud exposure. Accertify exemplifies a constant commitment to maintaining the best in fraud prevention strategies, and its management team combines complementary skills from fraud management, business software development, accounting and legal to assure that its customers receive the most comprehensive, cost-effective solution to credit card fraud available. www.accertify.com
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ePartners Continues International Expansion with New Offices in Australia
Microsoft Welcomes ePartners Expansion into Australia and Plans to Continue Growth in Asia
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ePartners® (www.epartnersolutions.com), a leading business and technology consultancy, announces today their expansion into Australia with the opening of offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. ePartners now has more than 25 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.
ePartners? Australian offices are being established to address the needs of current and potential Microsoft Dynamics? customers in Australia. ePartners brings a strong global network and a well-established reputation for service excellence to companies in Australia. The company?s offices will bring solid local and industry experience to the Australian market and offer customers in-depth product and domain knowledge.
?Companies with global operations rely on ePartners for consistent guidance and experience as they evaluate and deploy various business applications and tools,? said Howard S. Diamond, CEO of ePartners. ?Our presence in Australia not only enhances our ability to serve existing Microsoft clients, but provides an enormous growth opportunity for ePartners.?
?Microsoft is very pleased to add ePartners, a major Global Partner, to our Partner channel in Australia,? said James Simpson, Microsoft Dynamics Business Group Director in Australia. ?ePartners' focus on leading industry solutions will help us to execute our vertical strategy in Australia and deliver increased value to our customers."
By collaborating with ePartners, multinational companies in Australia that are installing and deploying Microsoft solutions on a global scale, can be confident in the partner they choose - an experienced and reputable global Microsoft Gold Partner that is solely focused on Microsoft solutions. Having deployed thousands of business solutions around the world, ePartners will now be able to offer its installations in Australia a local presence with support, and a more consistent user experience.
ePartners' expansion in Australia is being directed by Stephen Madeisky, CEO of ePartners Australia.
?We see tremendous opportunity in Australia,? said Madeisky. ?The market is growing and maturing, and having relevant industry experience and knowledge is now fundamental to success in Australia. ePartners is very well-positioned to meet customers? changing needs.?
With strong local knowledge and business experience, Madeisky has a management philosophy of focusing and building on deep relationships in key strategic vertical industries. ?Our industry focus is one of the many ways we are able to differentiate ourselves from the rest of the market and build deep relationships with our target market,? said Madeisky. ?ePartners? differentiation also helps us to attract and retain talented and technically proficient professionals, and so continue to deliver excellent services and products to our customers.?
ePartners began its expansion into Asia in July 2007, when it announced the opening of three offices in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin) at Microsoft?s Worldwide Partner Conference. ePartners plans to expand its presence in Asia-Pacific in the near future.
For more information about ePartners, visit www.epartnersolutions.com
About ePartners Incorporated
ePartners is one of largest and most respected Microsoft software and services consultancies in the world. We help our clients align their IT strategy with business objectives, resulting in improved business performance and a fast return on their IT investment. ePartners delivers results through a comprehensive offering of consultation, custom development, systems integration, implementation, training and support. Our solutions create clear competitive advantages for a wide variety of organizations including those in healthcare, manufacturing, financial services and many more. ePartners specializes in implementing market-leading enterprise software applications from Microsoft.
ePartners is backed by Needham Capital Partners, Mobius Venture Capital, Texas Growth Fund, A[...]
NewsGator Secures $12M in Venture Capital Funding and Adds Lisa Reeves to Its Board of Directors
Capital Will Be Used to Expand NewsGator's Success in Providing Enterprise 2.0 Solutions to Fortune 2000 Businesses and Media Companies
DENVER, CO--(MARKET WIRE)--Dec 13, 2007 -- NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in RSS and Enterprise 2.0, announced today that it has closed a $12 million round of funding. Led by new investor Vista Ventures, the round also includes existing investors -- Mobius Venture Capital and Masthead Venture Partners. NewsGator also announced the addition of Lisa Reeves, a general partner at Vista Ventures, to its Board of Directors.
"We are delighted to partner with Vista and we appreciate the continued support from Mobius Venture Capital and Masthead," said J.B. Holston, president and CEO of NewsGator. "We also welcome the addition of Lisa Reeves to our Board of Directors. Ms. Reeves has 15 years of experience at SAP AG, including managing its venture fund, as well as senior operational roles both in the U.S. and Europe. Lisa's unique enterprise software and venture investing expertise will be invaluable as NewsGator continues to lead the Enterprise 2.0 market."
"NewsGator is the most exciting late stage deal in Colorado," stated Lisa Reeves. "I look forward to serving on NewsGator's Board of Directors and leveraging my enterprise software experience from SAP to help foster NewsGator's revenue growth."
NewsGator provides an enterprise-class RSS platform and supporting RSS applications that help individuals and businesses improve the way they find information and communicate. Using NewsGator products and solutions, businesses and consumers can subscribe to news, information, podcasts and other relevant content more efficiently and effectively than with traditional channels. Since launching its enterprise RSS strategy in mid-2005, NewsGator has become the leading provider of RSS products to Fortune 2000 businesses and media companies.
Brad Feld, managing director of Mobius Venture Capital, stated, "It is exciting to be involved with the market leader for enterprise RSS software. NewsGator's Enterprise Server has been implemented at over 100 Fortune 2000 companies. This financing round will enable NewsGator to continue its aggressive expansion within the enterprise RSS market."
Richard Levandov, general partner of Masthead, added, "Masthead is pleased to invest additional funds in NewsGator given the company's achievements within the enterprise RSS and media markets. NewsGator's Widget Framework has been adopted by over 50 of the world's largest media companies, online publishers, and advertising agencies including Cablevision Systems Corporation, Macmillan, The Miami Herald, and San Jose Mercury News."
The continued support of Mobius and Masthead, along with new investment from Vista, provides NewsGator with the resources to expand its global sales and marketing efforts.
About NewsGator Technologies
NewsGator Technologies is the world's leading enterprise 2.0 and RSS company. Headquartered in Denver, Colo., NewsGator develops and markets RSS aggregation solutions for individual end users, enterprises and online content providers. Using NewsGator products and solutions, businesses and consumers can subscribe to news, information, podcasts and other relevant content more efficiently and effectively than with traditional channels. With NewsGator, users have access to RSS information via the Web, Microsoft Outlook, mobile devices and both Windows- and Mac-based desktop clients. All NewsGator products synchronize seamlessly, enabling users to read their RSS feeds anywhere, anytime, with any device. For more information, visit www.newsgator.com.
About Masthead Venture Partners
Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Masthead Venture Partners is a venture capital firm dedicated to providing early stage information technology, Internet infrastructure and services, communications, and IT-intensive life sciences companies with the capital and hands-on operational support they need to develop into industry leaders. The firm has the advanced tech[...]
Impinj Expands Global Network of RFID Technology and Solutions Providers
SEATTLE, Wash., December 13, 2007 ? Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions provider Impinj, Inc. today announced an expansion to the company's global technology and solutions provider network to include the following new members:
· ACSIS www.acsisinc.com
· Ambient ID Inc. www.ambientidinc.com
· Bentonville International Group www.bigincusa.com
· BlueBean www.bluebeanrfid.com
· KeyTone Technologies www.keytonetech.com
· Scout Software www.scoutsft.com
· Stratum Global www.stratumglobal.com
· Xterprise www.xterprise.com
Impinj's worldwide network of industry-leading solutions partners delivers the best performing UHF RFID solutions incorporating Speedway(r) readers, Monza(tm) tag chips and near-field antennas for a wide variety of applications ranging from pallets to cases to items. Distributors, value-added resellers (VARs), and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) license and sell Impinj's Speedway reader for use under the "Powered by Impinj" label. Technology partners offer Monza tag chips as embedded solutions and in the form of inlays or labels. Impinj's independent software vendor (ISV) alliances provide optimized solutions for pharmaceutical, media/entertainment, apparel, food safety and other vertical market applications.
Carefully selected for their RFID expertise and deployment experience, Impinj's technology and solutions providers deliver complete "dock-door to front-door" RFID systems to a variety of industries worldwide. Impinj provides extensive product, sales, and deployment proficiency training to all network partners.
"The demand for Impinj's near- and far-field RFID solutions continues to escalate," said Brad Johnson, senior sales manager, RFID Products, at Impinj. "Expanding our technology and solutions provider network to include additional UHF RFID deployment experts allows us to address that demand in a timely and efficient fashion."
For the complete list of Impinj's technology and solutions providers please visit www.impinj.com/rfid/where-to-buy.aspx
About Impinj, Inc.
Impinj, Inc. is a semiconductor and RFID company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon(r) technology enables two synergistic business lines: high-performance RFID solutions and semiconductor intellectual property (IP). Impinj is the leading technical innovator in developing UHF RFID solutions for both item-level and supply-chain tagging worldwide. Impinj draws on its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix(tm) RFID solution comprising high-performance tags, readers, software, antennas and systems integration. Impinj also licenses innovative IP products to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them to seamlessly integrate crucial nonvolatile memory (NVM) alongside analog and digital functionality on a single chip. Impinj's IP products include the popular AEON(r) family of embeddable cores, which provide rewriteable NVM technology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information, visit www.impinj.com .
Impinj, Speedway, Self-Adaptive Silicon, GrandPrix, Monza, and AEON are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Impinj, Inc.(image)
Quova and RSA Offer Real-Time Fraud Detection Integrating IP Geolocation Data
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Dec 11, 2007 -- Quova, Inc., the leading provider of Internet geolocation services, and RSA, the Security Division of EMC, today announced an extension to their technical partnership to help "risk assess" web visitors as part of the fight against online fraud.
"We are delighted to extend our longstanding relationship with RSA," said Bill Varga, Vice President of Business Development, Quova. "We believe this partnership brings together complementary expertise to deliver enhanced security solutions to our customers."
Quova's new Internet Location Intelligence platform is designed to enable online businesses to more comprehensively determine the geographic location of their Web visitors and supports real time deployment of supplemental location techniques extending beyond Internet Protocol (IP) geolocation. The Proxy Locator can validate if a Web visitor is using a proxy server and, in real time, identify the geographic location of the originating Internet connection. The Wireless Locator is a permission-based application that can identify the location, down to a city street level, of Web visitors accessing the Internet from Wi-Fi enabled cell phones and laptops.
"The integration of Quova's geolocation services into our products extends our ongoing mission to assess risk as intelligently, comprehensively and seamlessly as possible. Quova's gelocation together with RSA's strong device identification, eFraudNetwork and risk analytics will continue to help our customers to provide their end users with a comprehensive security while maintaining the best possible online experience," said Marc Gaffan, Director of Product Marketing, Identity and Access Assurance Group at RSA.
The companies started working together in 2005 when Quova formed a strategic relationship with Cyota, an online security and anti-fraud solutions vendor that was acquired by RSA in 2005.
Quova gives online businesses the ability to determine the geographic location of their Web site visitors. The company offers the most comprehensive, deeply researched and reliable location data available today -- without compromising individual privacy. More than 300 companies of all sizes use Quova's data and services to detect and prevent fraud, ensure regulatory compliance, manage digital content rights distribution, and localize ads and web content. The company's customer base includes Microsoft, Major League Baseball, American Express, the BBC, Ladbroke's and Cisco Systems, and investors include Mobius Venture Partners and IDG. Quova was founded in 2000 and is based in Mountain View, California.
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