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RSA positioned in leaders Gartner’ Quadrant for Web fraud detection

February 2009 by Marc Jacob

RSA, The Security Division of EMC announced that it is positioned within the Leaders quadrant in the February 2009 Gartner report by Avivah Litan entitled, “Magic Quadrant for Web Fraud Detection.” According to Gartner, this positioning is based on RSA’s completeness of vision and ability to execute, and in relation to the RSA Identity Verification and Protection Suite.

Gartner defines the Web Fraud Detection market as “composed of vendors that provide software products or services that help an organization detect and prevent fraud that occurs over the Web by:

Running background server-based processes, transparent to users that verify user identities based on where they are or what device they are using, and/or examine which types of information retrievals, navigations and transactions they are executing.

Comparing this information with a profile of what is expected of the user or against more generic rules as to what constitutes “normal” behavior.

Stopping the transaction if actual behavior is too out of range with what’s expected and taking the appropriate follow-up action. This can range from asking users to reauthenticate themselves — often using another factor, such as a cell phone, or as is more commonly done, by answering one or more private questions that only the legitimate user can presumably answer correctly. The action taken — whether it’s simply user authentication or transaction verification — should depend on how out of range a user’s behavior is with the established norm.”

“We believe that our placement within the Web Fraud Detection Leaders quadrant reflects our success in protecting against the continuous advancements in online fraud and identity impersonation, as well as our ability to deliver value to our customers that reduces related losses,” said Tom Corn, Vice President of Product Marketing at RSA. “In my opinion, this report also validates the fact that RSA’s knowledgeable team is well-positioned worldwide to continue to deliver innovative solutions that protect organizations across multiple industries, and currently secure more than 225 million people’s identities, credentials, and assets.”


About the Gartner Web Fraud Detection Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Web Fraud Detection Magic Quadrant is copyrighted February 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.




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