Identity Guard® Platinum Awarded “Best in Class” Overall by Demonstrating Across-the-Board Excellence in the 2012 Identity Protection Services Scorecard
CHANTILLY, VA– October 24, 2012 – Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX), a leading provider of corporate identity theft risk management services, today announced its consumer identity theft protection product, Identity Guard® Platinum, has earned Javelin’s “Best In Class Overall” and “Best In Prevention” ratings in the 2012 Identity Protection Services Scorecard. Intersections remains dedicated to educating consumers about the threats of identity theft and providing them with a valuable comprehensive service to help prevent identity theft from becoming a reality.
This year’s scorecard evaluated 16 major identity protection products from financial institutions, credit bureaus, and independent ID protection vendors and evaluated them based on the best consumer-facing prevention, detection, and resolution capabilities. In order to capture the growth of the industry and accurately evaluate the effectiveness of products, Javelin has yet again significantly evolved the scorecard criteria to reflect innovation in the consumer‐facing portion of each product. Javelin has also refined its Prevention, Detection, and Resolution™ model to suit ID protection services.
“Being recognized by Javelin as ‘Best in Class’ for our Identity Guard® Platinum product and also being awarded for ‘Best in Prevention’ is a testament to our dedication and commitment to providing consumers with top-rated products to help protect themselves from identity theft,” said Joe Mason, SVP, Consumer Direct.
The Identity Guard® Platinum product received full credit for several of its key features, including: triple-bureau credit monitoring, Internet monitoring, public records monitoring, providing fraud insurance, and for providing customers with access to certified fraud specialists who are specially trained in helping customers get back on track if their identity is stolen. The product also scored well for offering an optional service for kids called kID SureSM which helps parents monitor and protect kids from identity theft.
"Intersections is an innovator and leader in the Identity Theft Protection industry, having won this award every year since 2009,” says Mason. “Consumers can rest assured knowing there is a product they can rely upon and trust.”
Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) is a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. Intersections provides various levels of service to more than 8.9 million consumers. Those services are offered through North America's leading financial institutions, directly to consumers under Intersections' award-winning Identity Guard® brand (http://www.identityguard.com), and through the company's exclusive partnership with ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center. Since 1996, Intersections has protected the identities of more than 35 million consumers.