ThreatMetrix Named to The Wall Street Journal’s “Next Big Thing” List of Top 50 Start-ups in the U.S.

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Recent Growth, Innovation and Fundraising Success Set ThreatMetrix Apart From More Than 5,900 Candidates

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ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, today announced that it has been named to The Wall Street Journal’s “Next Big Thing” list of the top 50 start-ups in the U.S. The third annual ranking of venture-capital-backed U.S. companies was compiled from a list of more than 5,900 candidates.

“This recognition serves as validation of our immense growth as a bay area start-up and continued innovation to the cybersecurity landscape,” said Reed Taussig, president and CEO, ThreatMetrix. “We are honored to be included in this highly competitive list and we will continue to develop advanced technologies that help businesses stay one step ahead of cybercriminals.”

According to the ranking, ThreatMetrix is considered a “hot” start-up since acquiring TrustDefender, the malware detection firm, earlier this year. This acquisition enabled ThreatMetrix to develop its ThreatMetrix™ Cybercrime Defender Platform, the only online fraud prevention solution on the market that integrates malware detection and advanced device identification in a single, easy-to-use platform delivered from the cloud.

To be eligible for the ranking – compiled by VentureSource, which like The Wall Street Journal, is owned by News Corporation – companies must be based in the U.S., have received an equity round of financing in the past three years and be valued at less than $1 billion.

Key criteria for ranked companies on the list include fundraising success, recent growth in the company’s value and the track record of its founder and board members. The editorial staff of Dow Jones VentureWire also reviewed and ranked the start-ups based on their knowledge of the companies’ products, competition and financial performance. ThreatMetrix, headquartered in San Jose, California, was one of 37 California-based companies named to the top 50.

To learn more about ThreatMetrix’s ranking in “Next Big Thing” list, visit The Wall Street Journal.

About ThreatMetrix

ThreatMetrix is the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions. The ThreatMetrix™ Cybercrime Defender Platform helps companies protect customer data and secure transactions against fraud, malware, data breaches, as well as man-in-the browser (MitB) and Trojan attacks. The Platform consists of advanced cybersecurity technologies, including TrustDefender™ ID, which is cloud-based, real-time device identification, malware protection with TrustDefender™ Cloud and TrustDefender™ Client, as well as TrustDefender™ Mobile for smartphone applications. Recently named to The Wall Street Journal’s “Next Big Thing” list of the top 50 start-ups in the U.S., ThreatMetrix serves a rapidly growing global customer base across a variety of industries, including financial services, e-commerce, payments, social networks, government, and healthcare.

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