June 9, 2020
Independent analyst firm Forrester Research has named Kount a “Strong Performer” in the recently announced Forrester Wave for Risk-Based Authentication (RBA). Leading analyst Andras Cser gave Kount the highest score for “Current Offering,” and scored Kount in the top three vendors overall.
Kount is one of just seven companies to be included in the Forrester Wave for RBA. Those selected for the final report need to have a thought-leading, productized portfolio of products and services, total annual RBA revenues of at least $6 million with at least 12% growth, and unaided mindshare with Forrester’s customers and other vendors.
The Forrester Wave is a guide for buyers considering their purchasing options in a technology marketplace. To offer an equitable process for all participants, Forrester follows a publicly available methodology, which is applied consistently across all participating vendors.
In addition to a 33-criteria assessment, Forrester interviewed several of Kount’s enterprise clients for references. Kount earned the highest scores possible in a third of the criteria, including statistical decisioning, case management, reporting, innovation roadmap, and solution delivery.
“Kount focuses on an end-to-end platform that expands the scope of risk scoring. Kount provides an easy-to-use, compact, and simple RBA solution. Kount offers first-party (friendly) fraud detection and a well-established system integration/implementation partner ecosystem,” writes Cser. “The solution offers outstanding statistical decisioning capabilities and solid case queue management and routing. Rule efficiency reporting is markedly above the competition.”
Kount’s CEO, Brad Wiskirchen, shared his excitement in Kount’s top scores. He says, “Kount is glad to be one of the ‘most significant providers’ in this risk-based authentication, an area which complements our work in eCommerce fraud prevention. We believe our ability to span a variety of use cases, from account protection to chargeback prevention, as well as this acknowledgment of our capabilities in risk-based authentication, is a testament to Kount’s solution and Identity Trust Global Network.”
The honor comes just weeks after Kount announced Kount Control, its next-generation account protection solution based on the Identity Trust Global Network, linked by real-time adaptive AI. Kount Control is the only account protection solution to offer a layered approach to combating account takeover to stop malicious logins, protect against bots, and enable personalized customer experiences.