AFA

The Anti-Fraud Alliance™ (AFA) joins together leading technology and service providers to deliver an integrated anti-fraud solution to financial institutions, e-commerce companies, Internet service providers and other likely targets of online fraud schemes. The AFA combines companies with a much broader range of expertise than can be found in one company alone. The participating companies have integrated their products and services to improve the speed and effectiveness of your fraud fighting efforts.

An Integrated Anti-Fraud Solution

The Anti-Fraud Alliance™ (AFA) joins together leading technology and service providers to deliver an integrated anti-fraud solution to financial institutions, e-commerce companies, Internet service providers and other likely targets of online fraud schemes.

The AFA combines companies with a much broader range of expertise than can be found in one company alone. The participating companies have integrated their products and services to improve the speed and effectiveness of your fraud fighting efforts.

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Covering the Entire Fraud Defense Spectrum

Prevention – The AFA offers educational materials, market leading PC security tools to keep your customers from being fooled by fraud, and easy-to-use multi-factor authentication technology to identify fraudsters trying to log in to your system. And by watching activity on your own Web site and controlling your domain neighborhood, you can identify and eliminate vulnerabilities before they are exploited in a fraud attack.

Detection – With services that continuously examine billions of Web pages, log files and e-mails, and tools that watch activity on your Web servers, the AFA can detect fraud attacks in their earliest stages. Alerting is quick too, as integration among Alliance services eliminates communication delays.

Fraud Defense Spectrum Prevent Detect Investigate Respond Learn

Investigation – The AFA member companies are experts at determining how a fraud is perpetrated – where the attack is coming from, what methods are used, what vulnerabilities are exploited, and who is behind it. This information is fed directly to the response teams.

Response – The main goal of response is to stop a fraud before it does damage. The AFA targets two key aspects of fraud attacks – blocking e-mail lures from reaching millions of Internet users, and quickly deactivating the Web sites used to capture victims’ information.

Learning– The AFA is constantly improving and evolving its services and tools to meet the latest threats.