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Kount Submits New Patent to Increase Protection of Device Fingerprinting and Proxy Piercing Technologies

Monday, March 08, 2010

Boise, ID -- Kount Inc., a global leader in card-not-present (CNP) fraud control, has submitted another U.S. patent application for its device fingerprinting and proxy piercing technologies.

The newly published patent application is a second continuation application of a foundational patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,330,871) Kount received in 2008 for device fingerprinting and proxy piercing fraud control technologies. The newly published patent application (publication number 2010/0036749, "Online Machine Data Collection and Archiving Process") contains additional claims to supplement the foundational patent and to obtain coverage on a broader spectrum of capabilities.

"The new patent was filed in order to strengthen protection of our proprietary technologies," said Kount CEO Brad Wiskirchen. "This will be the first of many add-on patents aimed at defending our core assets and intellectual property."

About Device Fingerprinting

Kount's patented device fingerprinting technology provides methods for collecting numerous parameters from a customer computer, and assembling them into a device fingerprint for use in fraud detection.

About Proxy Piercer™

Kount's Proxy Piercer geo location tools relies on patented technology that determines the accurate location of computers being used to initiate online transactions, and provides methods for determining the true physical location of the customer's computer, even if an anonymous proxy is being used.

About Kount

Kount® is the most advanced fraud fighting technology available today. Developed by Keynetics Inc. with online and catalog merchant needs in mind, Kount defends against both traditional and emerging fraud threats. Kount defeats sophisticated online crime, using a formidable array of tools including two patented technologies—device fingerprinting, and proxy piercing—along with Dynamic Scoring™, geolocation capabilities, and real-time data streams from websites across the globe.

Kount provides merchants with maximum risk management control and flexibility, while automating costly manual review processes to improve the bottom line. For more information about Kount, please visit

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