MarkMonitor was founded in 1997 and has its headquarters in San Francisco(1), with regional offices and centers in London, Boise, Washington DC, and New York. They safeguard the brands of more than half of the Fortune 100, with companies including Facebook (2), Google and the Wikimedia Foundation(3). They offer enterprises the ability to both establish and secure their brands(4). MarkMonitor’s exclusive access to data combined with its real-time prevention, detection and response, enables a more secure Internet experience for companies and the customers of those companies(5). MarkMonitor was the 43rd largest domain name registrar in terms of number of registered domains in 2007(6).
Domain Management establishes brands online.
Domain Management Highlights:
- Ensures domains are safe. Includes security measures at the registrar level—and, security services to lock domains down to the registry level
- Establishes domain management, enabling secure registration of active and defensive domains.
- Provides domain status worldwide.
- Closes gaps using the MarkMonitor Trademark Lookup.
- Enables domain recovery when M&A, product launches, and other events occur.
- Prevents illicit domain abuse tactics—such as cybersquatting—by using defensive domain registration to block others from exploiting domain names associated with a brand.
MarkMonitor Brand Protection™
MarkMonitor Brand Protection helps to eliminate fraudulent use of companies brands online. MarkMonitor has wide access to online data sources and monitors Internet channels 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.
MarkMonitor Brand Protection™ Highlights:
- Safeguards marketing investments — optimizes return on ad spend and other outlays—by preventing pay-per-click scams, SEO manipulation and cybersquatting from diverting web traffic to unaffiliated sites or to illicit sites which associate brands with undesirable content.
- Detects abuses quickly by monitoring online data sources—auctions, B2B/B2C exchanges, eCommerce sites, paid search, social media, message boards, and email.
- Protects revenues and profits by shutting—down sites selling grey market, pirated or counterfeit goods and reducing false warranty and customer service claims.
- Helps to prevent brand reputation erosion by defending against false association on websites and social media sites
- Pinpoints and prioritizes abuse through advanced analytics and patented detection technology—scoring algorithms and matching copyrighted images.
- Enables greater brand protection impact by identifying high-priority brand abuse, automating enforcement measures and simplifying enterprise-wide collaboration.
- Warns customers away from infringing sites, until enforcement measures take full effect, through the MarkMonitor Trusted Brand Broadcast System™.
- Delivers results by using the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model and Managed Services.
MarkMonitor’s AntiFraud Solutions protects enterprises and their customers from phishing and malware attacks. It predicts detects, blocks, monitors and shuts down phishing and malware sites.
AntiFraud Solutions Highlights:
- Provides preventive and reactive defense against phishing and malware attacks.
- Prevents attacks with an Early Warning System® and tools for uncovering frauds
- Detects attacks by monitoring and analyzing intelligence sources, including spam feeds from the top ISPs, honeypots, and desktop sensors, plus antivirus vendor partners and other industry feeds.
- Mitigates loss and brand risk with early detection and response by sharing malware and phishing alerts via the broadest fraudcasting network of ISP’s, browsers, email providers and security vendor partners
- Achieves shutdowns quickly.
- Halt complex rock phish and fast flux DNS attacks by shutting them down at the root level.
- Quickly identifies targeted malware then shuts the sites down.
- Web portal with real-time monitoring, reports on industry-wide fraud activity, and trend reports.
- Irfan Salim - President and Chief Executive Officer
- Charlie Abrahams - Vice President and General Manager, EMEA
- David Batista - Senior Vice President, Sales
- Paul Dagum - Chief Technology Officer
- Frederick Felman - Chief Marketing Officer
- Tom Ryden - Senior Vice President, Finance
- Trina Schnapp - Vice President, Human Resources
- Ihab Shraim - Chief Security Officer and VP, Network and System Engineering
- David Silver - Vice President, Business Development
Board of Directors
- Dave Barrett - General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
- Stephen J. Harrick - General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)
- Irfan Salim - President and Chief Executive Officer, MarkMonitor
- Jim Sayre - President, Cargill Ventures
- Warren Weiss - General Partner, Foundation Capital
- Susan D. Whiting - Vice Chair, The Nielsen Company
- Steven P. Bird (observer) - General Partner, Focus Ventures
- America Online (AOL)
- Kroll, DtecNet
- The Steele Foundation
- Anti-Phishing Working Group.
- American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
- Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG)
- Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)
- Bank Administration Institute (BAI)
- Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
- International Anticounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
- Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Online Trust Alliance (OTA)
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3. "Resolution:MarkMonitor" Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
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5. "The Global Leader in Enterprise Brand Protection" Corporate Overview. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
6. "Summary of 2007" Domain Tools. Retrieved September 22, 2010.