Kount Receives Three Patents to Extensive Fraud Technology Portfolio


Boise, IDAHO, April 20, 2011 -- Kount Inc., a leading provider of fraud prevention technology, today announced the United States Patent Office has granted three patents to the company ranging from proxy piercing to DNS protocols to click-through data collection. The following patents build on Kount’s growing intellectual property portfolio and extend its leadership as a trusted partner for businesses seeking to grow sales while minimizing online risk, including chargebacks from card-not-present fraud.

U.S. Patent 8,150,968: “Proxy Piercing For Identifying Address of And Marketing To A User Device Involved In An Online Transaction” addresses the identification of a device located behind a proxy and providing marketing to the owner of that device. Many Internet interactions originate from a device behind a proxy which can interfere with traditional location-based marketing intelligence. The patent contains 49 claims and was issued on April 3, 2012.

U.S. Patent 8,140,689: “Establishing Unique Sessions For DNS Subscribers” paves the way for entities to use characteristics of Domain Name Service (DNS) protocols to secure access to Internet content on the Internet. This patent contains 20 claims and was issued on March 20, 2012.

U.S. Patent 8,145,762: “Collecting Information Regarding Customer Click-through Traffic” involves collecting data about click-through traffic related to pay-per click advertising and Internet businesses in general. The patented process provides an elegantly simple method of capturing and auditing click-through data. This data can be used for a variety of purposes including marketing, improving the user experience and online fraud prevention.  This patent contains 27 claims and was issued on March 27, 2012.

“Kount will continue to advance its fraud solutions by developing and leveraging cutting-edge technologies and processes,” stated Brad Wiskirchen, CEO, Kount. “Our most recent patents reflect our commitment to provide our customers with a comprehensive solution that beats fraud and boosts sales in the process.”

With the addition of these three patents to its portfolio, Kount now has 23 patented or patent pending applications related to cutting-edge fraud prevention and detection technologies including: device identification, proxy piercing, data collection, credential verification, fraud scoring, payment fraud control, chargeback prevention and risk analysis. Kount anticipates that, in addition to the 96 claims it has been granted to date in 2012, additional patent applications will be filed throughout the year to expand its intellectual property portfolio and further enhance the Kount fraud prevention and management platform.

About Kount

Kount delivers an all-in-one fraud and risk management solution for companies operating in card-not-present environments looking to simplify their fraud/risk operations and dramatically improve bottom line profitability. For each transaction, Kount Complete™ analyzes hundreds of relevant variables and activity across the globe in real-time, then delivers a highly predictive risk assessment in less than one second. Kount provides a single, turnkey fraud solution that is easy-to-implement and easy-to-use. Kount’s proprietary technology has reviewed hundreds of millions of transactions and provides maximum protection for some of the world’s best-known brands. For more information about Kount, please visit www.kount.com.

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