Experian cited in Mobile Fraud Management Solutions report

Independent research firm cites Experian as having the most capabilities and one of the highest estimated revenues in total fraud management

Costa Mesa, Calif., June 16, 2016 — Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that it has been included in Forrester’s 2016 “Vendor Landscape: Mobile Fraud Management Solutions*” report, and listed as having nine out of a possible 10 capabilities needed to combat mobile fraud.

In addition, Experian was cited as having one of the highest total fraud management revenues in 2015, between $200 million and $250 million. Only one other vendor in the report was cited with revenue over $200 million. Through what we consider to be this significant market presence, Experian provides fraud management solutions to some of the world’s largest brands in financial services, insurance, and retail.

The report cited Experian’s use of identity data usage velocities on mobile devices, which can detect when a fraudster is applying for an account from their mobile device by comparing the details of the application (user information) with the data and behavior that the vendor observes about the device itself. It can detect if the same mobile device, or group of devices, is attempting to open multiple accounts.

“We believe the findings in this report further validate the power of Experian’s fraud management solutions,” said Steve Platt, global executive vice president, Fraud and Identity, Experian. “There is incredible innovation taking place in mobile today and our clients need to be able to keep up with the pace of change, while also providing reliable protection. We feel this report is a noteworthy validation of our commitment to building a safer environment for consumers across the globe while ensuring a positive customer experience.”

Among the reasons that Experian is cited in the report is that it offers a number of solutions that fall into Forrester’s Mobile Fraud Vendor Capabilities, including:

• Mobile fraud management models built-in
• User profiling across mobile devices
• Unsupervised machine learning for mobile behavior profiling
• Built-in support for GPS data in risk scoring
• Built-in support for power settings monitoring in risk scoring
• Built-in support for accelerometer data in risk scoring
• Built-in detection for device jailbreaking/rooting
• Own device fingerprint and device reputation
• Mobile SDK for app developers to collect data on device.

According to Forrester, US mobile commerce (both phones and tablets) will top an estimated $252 billion by 2020, while mobile payments will exceed an estimated $141 billion in 2019. The report notes that in order to protect consumers and the firm’s profits, it is imperative that security and risk (S&R) professionals adapt to these mobile fraud attacks.

A complimentary copy of the June 2016 Forrester report by analyst Andras Cser is now available here.

Experian’s capabilities are specifically designed to deliver comprehensive online fraud management that can be deployed quickly so companies can stop fraud attacks before they happen while providing a safe, hassle-free experience for consumers. And they are available through the recently-announced Experian CrossCore platform, the first smart, plug-and-play platform for fraud and identity services.

Learn more about Experian’s Fraud and Identity business.

Kristie Galvani
Rubenstein Public Relations
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Matt Tatham
Experian Public Relations
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About Experian
We are the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world. We help businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. We also help people to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft. In 2015, we were named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes magazine.

We employ approximately 17,000 people in 37 countries and our corporate headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2016, was US$4.6 billion.

To find out more about our company, please visit http://www.experianplc.com or watch our documentary, “Inside Experian.”

Experian and the Experian marks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

*Vendor Landscape: Mobile Fraud Management Solutions, Forrester Research, Inc., June 2016