London, UK. - May 20, 2008 - 41st Parameter Inc. (www.the41st.com), the leading provider of Internet Fraud Intervention Services and Technology for e-commerce and financial services, today announced the selection of its PCPrint Device Identification solution by MarketTools, the leading innovator of online market research and the technology and solutions leader for Customer Insight Management. MarketTools plans to integrate 41st Parameter's PCPrint with its recently launched TrueSample solution to offer the highest level of data validation available from any online market research organisation. MarketTools will leverage the same proprietary technology and expertise that is used to reduce online fraud at the majority of US banks.
MarketTools' TrueSample ensures that only real, unique, and engaged panelists can take surveys. The integration of 41st Parameter's sophisticated PCPrint Device ID solution will supplement the final layer of sample validation - the elimination of duplicate responders.
"41st Parameter's PCPrint further strengthens our stringent TrueSample validation processes," said Jeff Stewart, Director of Product Management for Panels at MarketTools. "In our industry, billions of dollars are invested annually in online market research for thousands of clients. TrueSample eliminates non-qualified respondents before we engage with them. 41st Parameter's PCPrint will compliment this by flagging respondents with multiple online identities. We are pleased to select their solution after an extensive technology review."
"Our approach to fraud in the credit card industry is highly transferable to online market research, where it is equally important to know who you are interacting with online," commented Ori Eisen, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, 41st Parameter. "Just like banks need to know that a customer is the genuine account holder, research organisations need to know that a study participant is truly of the target demographic group. MarketTools is taking a leadership position by recognising the value of e-commerce technology validation and applying it to solve business issues. 41st Parameter is excited to expand our applications beyond traditional spheres and into many more vertical markets."
MarketTools is the defining provider of on-demand market research, giving companies and individuals the ability to continuously understand their target customers through innovative approaches based on advanced technology, research expertise, global market reach and an online panel community of more than 2.5 million individuals worldwide. Through ZoomerangTM, the pioneer in online surveys, MarketTools provides the leading self-service platform and services for fast feedback. MarketTools' full range of research applications and services provide organisations - from small businesses and non-profits to Fortune 500 companies - with unique access to their target markets to uncover unmet needs, reduce time to market and capture market share. MarketTools is a privately held company with corporate headquarters in San Francisco and European headquarters in London. For more information, please visit: www.markettools.com
About 41st Parameter
41st Parameter is the leader in Internet Fraud Intervention solutions, which detect and prevent online fraud for e-commerce companies and financial institutions. By continuously collecting new and unique parameters from end-user computers during online account access or order processing, 41st Parameter's patent-pending technologies enable forensic identification of PCs and online devices. With the most accurate client device identification in the industry today, the company prevents online fraud and improves operational efficiencies, while saving time, money and protecting legitimate customers. None of 41st Parameter's solutions require end-user registration, enrollment, downloads or installations. To learn more about 41st Parameter, visit www.the41st.com, or contact:
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