Research Cites Superiority of Intersections' Proactive Identity Theft
CHANTILLY, Va., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Intersections Inc.
(Nasdaq: INTX), a leading global provider of consumer and corporate identity
risk management services, today announced that IDENTITY GUARD(R) Total
Protection has been named "Best in Class" for Personal Information Monitoring
Services in Javelin Strategy and Research's 2009 Consumer Identity Protection
Services Scorecard. The comprehensive industry report evaluated more than 20
vendor services based on key factors such as customer service, product
features, and overall product value with the conclusion that IDENTITY GUARD(R)
Total Protection provides "the most comprehensive protection for its product
"We are very pleased with the 'Best in Class' rating we received from
Javelin's study. Our goal as a company is to empower consumers to take
control of their personal and financial assets. We do this by providing them
with the most comprehensive, user friendly services available," said Michael
Stanfield, Chairman and CEO of Intersections Inc.
Since 2007, Javelin has evaluated and reported on the rapidly growing
identity fraud protection services space. Each year, analysts thoroughly
examine consumer perceptions, the effectiveness of the identity protection
services market, and the new and existing solutions that are available to
consumers. Evaluation of specific criterion is executed through extensive Web
site review, mystery shopping (phone interviews with customer service
representatives), and vendor interviews.
"IDENTITY GUARD(R) Total Protection satisfies nearly all Javelin scorecard
criteria and, therefore, offers the most thorough protection among personal
information monitoring services," said Javelin Research analyst Rachel Kim.
"Javelin believes that the combination of monitoring public records databases,
Internet sites, and credit files from all three credit bureaus provides the
most comprehensive resources for detecting exposure or potential misuse of
Some of the key findings in Javelin's Consumer Identity Protection
Services Scorecard that support IDENTITY GUARD(R) Total Protection 'Best in
Class' rating include:
-- Among identity protection services, personal information monitoring
and credit monitoring users rank themselves as the most satisfied,
most likely because these products are the most interactive and
involve sending alerts to consumers when unusual or potentially
fraudulent activity is detected.
-- Users of personal information monitoring like IDENTITY GUARD(R) Total
Protection are more than six times less likely to become a victim of
identity theft than consumers who are not enrolled in any identity
In addition to its comprehensive service offerings, IDENTITY GUARD(R)
Total Protection was the only solution evaluated to provide unique services
like ID Vault(R), a personal password protector; MOBILE LOCKBOX(R), a secure
mobile storage device; and $1 million identity theft insurance that provides
true coverage to members of the service. The report found that providing
identity theft insurance through a reputable, third-party insurer rather than
a general service guarantee is a product feature that provides greater peace
of mind to consumers.
IDENTITY GUARD(R) Total Protection is the most comprehensive offering on
the market today covering personal information, credit reports, computer,
Internet and mobile. It ensures consumers are focused on both prevention and
detection. Unlike other competitor offerings, Intersections' IDENTITY
GUARD(R) Total Protection also covers public records like licenses, utilities,
and court records not covered in credit reports. IDENTITY GUARD(R) Total
Protection is rated Best in Class by Javelin Research & Strategy (2009), and
is PC World's top rated identity theft protection service (2008).
Intersections, provider of IDENTITY GUARD(R) Total Protection, has an A+
rating from the Better Business Bureau.
About Intersections (www.intersections.com)
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) is a leading global provider of consumer
and corporate identity risk management services. Its premier identity theft,
privacy, and consumer solutions are designed to provide high-value,
revenue-generating opportunities to its marketing partners, including leading
financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations and other businesses.
Intersections also markets full identity theft protection solutions under its
brand, IDENTITY GUARD(R). Intersections' consumer identity theft protection
services have protected more than 20 million consumers.
To address the growing threat of corporate fraud, Intersections and its
subsidiaries provide cutting-edge identity risk management solutions
-- Security breach remediation to enable companies to respond to security
incidents and mitigate potential damage to their employees, customers,
and corporate brands.
-- Pre-employment background screening, provided domestically through
American Background Information Services, Inc., and internationally
through Control Risks Screening Limited (London, United Kingdom) and
Control Risks Screening (S) Pte Ltd.
-- Corporate brand protection services provided by Net Enforcers Inc.
-- Software and data management, provided by Captira Analytical, LLC, to
assist the bail bond industry in managing workflow and data
About Javelin (www.javelinstrategy.com)
Javelin is the leading provider of quantitative and qualitative research
focused exclusively on financial services topics. Based on the most rigorous
statistical methodologies, Javelin conducts in-depth primary research studies
to pinpoint dynamic risks and opportunities. Javelin helps its clients achieve
their business initiatives through three service offerings, including
syndicated research subscriptions, custom research projects and strategic
consulting. The company's client list includes some of the largest banks,
credit unions and card issuers, as well as significant technology enterprises
in the financial services industry.
SOURCE Intersections Inc.
/CONTACT: Joyce Carcaise of Intersections Inc., +1-703-488-6100,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Michelle Schafer of Merritt Group,
/Web Site: http://www.intersections.com /
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