CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX), a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity theft risk management services that has protected more than 33 million consumers, today announced that its IDENTITY GUARD® TOTAL PROTECTION(SM) service has been once again ranked "Best in Class" for its overall identity theft protection services in Javelin Strategy and Research's 2011 Identity Protection Services Scorecard. IDENTITY GUARD® TOTAL PROTECTION(SM) received the highest overall score of all products evaluated, earning the "Best Overall" rating.
This year's Javelin report studied 24 of the top products and evaluated them based on consumer-facing prevention, detection, and resolution capabilities. The report examined the breadth and depth of credit and personal information monitoring services offered through independent identity theft protection providers, financial institutions, and credit reporting agencies.
"Being recognized by Javelin as 'Best in Class' for our IDENTITY GUARD® TOTAL PROTECTION(SM) , and also having our products chosen as the highest rated for Financial Institutions, validates our ongoing commitment to providing 'Best in Class' products to all consumers," said Michael Stanfield, Chairman and CEO of Intersections Inc. "Identity thieves continue to aggressively target consumers and exploit their vulnerabilities particularly through computers, smart phones, and the Internet . IDENTITY GUARD® TOTAL PROTECTION(SM) is designed to address these consumer vulnerabilities and to minimize the impact of identity theft."
Intersections has been trusted by the top financial institutions for more than a decade, and remains committed to enhancing its services to help thwart identity thieves' ongoing attempts to steal personal information. Through education and awareness, Intersections aims to help its consumers understand how to best protect themselves from identity theft through prevention, detection, and recovery.
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.
"The Javelin scorecard tests over 60 unique and discrete features. Winning 'Best in Class – Best Overall' looks at all 60 plus features resulting in the top pick of all rated products," said Phil Blank, Managing Director, Security, Risk and Fraud at Javelin. "This year's scorecard is more rigorous than ever to keep up with the changing landscape of consumer fraud. Winning best overall in a highly competitive and challenging environment is a very significant accomplishment."
IDENTITY GUARD® TOTAL PROTECTION(SM) 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® TOTAL PROTECTION(SM) also includes public records such as licenses, utilities, and court records not covered in credit reports. Intersections, provider of IDENTITY GUARD® TOTAL PROTECTION(SM) , has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
About Intersections Inc.
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 9.6 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 33 million consumers.
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.