MarkMonitor

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Type: Privately Held
Industry: Internet, Brand protection
Founded: San Francisco, CA, 1998
Founder(s): Faisal Shah
Ownership: Clarivate Analytics
Headquarters: 303 Second Street, Suite 800N
San Francisco, CA 94107
Products: Domain Management, Online Trademark Protection, Online Channel Protection, AntiPhishing Solutions
Employees: 180 (2008)
Revenue: $30.0M (2008)
Website: MarkMonitor.com
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@MarkMonitor
Key People
Statton Hammock, V.P. Global Policy & Industry Development

MarkMonitor is an internet-based company that provides enterprise brand protection solutions and services. It was founded in 1998 and is headquartered at San Francisco, California, with regional offices and operations centers in London, Boise, New York, and Washington, D.C. [1]

As of July, 2012, MarkMonitor has over 700,000 domain names under its management.[2] It safeguards the brands of companies like Facebook[3] and the Wikimedia Foundation.[4] MarkMonitor also has strategic alliances with Microsoft, Yahoo!, America Online Inc., Kroll, The Steele Foundation, Earthlink, LexisNexis, and the Anti-Phishing Working Group.[5]

History

  • 2000- MarkMonitor became an ICANN accredited domain registrar. [7]
  • 2001- MarkMonitor announced strategic alliance with Lexis-Nexis, a research solution provider company.[8]
  • 2002- MarkMonitor also formed a strategic alliance with Eversheds, an UK based law firm. [9]
  • 2003- MarkMonitor announced a merger with Alldomains.com, a domain registration and management providing company from California. [10]
  • 2004- MarkMonitor announced participation in a comprehensive effort to stop online fraud, sponsored by the FSTC. The other participants included America's largest financial institutions, like: Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase, Comerica, Visa USA, ABN AMRO, KeyBank, Capital One and University Bank, and others. [11]
  • 2005- MarkMonitor signed partnership contracts with AOL to develop a new initiative to protect its users against phishing. [12]
  • 2005- It was announced that MarkMonitor, with Cyota Inc. and Internet Identity , would regularly provide information on confirmed phishing websites as part of efforts to help enhance the protection offered by Microsoft. [13]
  • 2006- MarkMonitor announced the closing of a $12 million venture capital investment led by Cargill Ventures. [15]
  • 2006- MarkMonitor and Sports Marketing Surveys formed an alliance to protect the 2006 World Cup and Olympic Winter Games Brands online.[16]
  • 2008- MarkMonitor signed a deal with TUV Rheinland Group's Brand Risk Management service (BRM) to offer the customers brand protection solution.[17] U.S. Central Credit Union and its 26 member corporate credit unions deployed anti-phishing solutions from MarkMonitor in February 2008. [18]
  • 2009- MarkMonitor announced AntiFraud Solutions, a patented technology that would enable brand owners to prevent, detect and respond to phishing and malware attacks. [19]
  • 2010- MarkMonitor acquired DtecNet Software, a global anti-piracy company for an undisclosed amount of money. [20]
  • 2012- MarkMonitor was acquired for an undisclosed sum by Thomson Reuters, as part of the company's new Intellectual Property & Science business unit.[21]

Product And Services

  • Domain Management: Domain Management establishes brands online including safety and security services with domain managements services
  • MarkMonitor Brand Protection™ : Offers to eliminate fraudulent use of companies brands online to safeguard brand equity, web traffic, marketing investments, and revenue from paid search scams, unauthorized channels, counterfeit, pirated and grey market sales, false association, cybersquatting, and other online threats.
  • AntiFraud Solutions: offers to protect enterprises and their customers from phishing and malware attacks as it predicts detects, blocks, monitors and shuts down phishing and malware sites.

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