iovation, protects businesses from Internet fraud by identifying good online customers with its device reputation technology, recently announced that its ReputationManager 360 solution won gold in the security services category for Network Products Guide’s 8th Annual 2013 Best Products and Services Award. The award honors and recognizes the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and IT professionals worldwide.

Additionally, iovation announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Doug Shafer, has been named CFO of the year by the Portland Business Journal. Shafer was recognized for iovation’s company performance as well as community involvement over the past year. The award is given each year to professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington who have excelled in their roles as financial executives.

This is the second time in four years that iovation has been awarded a gold by Network Products Guide and this year the company joins other best products and services winners like Cisco Systems, Inc., Yahoo, Inc., Samsung, and NETGEAR.

With its ReputationManager 360 solution, iovation tracks the online behavior of more than 1.3 billion devices from around the world; everything from desktops to laptops, mobile phones to tablets, and gaming consoles to smart TVs by utilizing iovation’s device reputation intelligence.

Device reputation spots online evildoers by examining the computer, smartphone, or tablet they are using to connect to any website. If a device is recognized as having previously committed some type of unwanted behavior, the website has the opportunity to reject the transaction, preventing damage before it occurs.

In the physical world, as the saying goes, “You are only as good as your word.” And when somebody says one thing and does another, we no longer trust them.

Online, people say and do things they never would in the real world. Internet anonymity fuels bad behavior. Websites’ comments sections are filled with vitriol that you’d never hear real people utter. Scammers create accounts in order to con people and businesses into forking over money. And identity thieves use your personal information to fill out online applications for credit.

Robert Siciliano, personal security and identity theft expert contributor to iovation. He is the author of 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Mobile was Hacked! See him knock’em dead in this identity theft prevention video. Disclosures.

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