RSA Fraudaction Chosen by Major Japanese Credit Card Company as Countermeasure Against Online Fraud
JCB Co., Ltd. Deploys EMC’s RSA® FraudActionSM Service for Global Protection Against Phishing Attacks
Bedford, MA - RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced that Tokyo-based JCB Co., Ltd. has adopted RSA®FraudActionSM to help provide real-time protection against online fraud and phishing attacks.
JCB is the only international credit card brand based in Japan, offering cards that are accepted by 12.76 million merchant outlets and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB offers its customers extensive services and conveniences such as online statements and credit application processing and the company is using the latest technologies to develop a safe online environment for 60.2 million cardmembers.
“Our customers value the convenience of the online services that JCB offers, including credit applications and online statements,” said Masahiro Ogushi, Senior Vice President of Media & Channel Management Department, JCB Co., Ltd. “With that convenience, we must also provide very high levels of safety and security in our online services in order to protect our customers’ personal information. We believe having the innovative RSA FraudAction service working on our behalf to find and shut down fraudulent activity targeting our business online is an essential measure of security.”
“There is a large amount of online criminal activity in Japan, such as fake websites and emails designed to trick customers into giving up passwords, account numbers and other personally identifiable information,” said Osamu Yamano, President, RSA Japan. “We are pleased to be working with JCB to help protect their customers against online fraud through the successful use of RSA FraudAction.”
RSA FraudAction is designed to find and shut down phishing attacks and other activity perpetrated by online fraudsters. RSA FraudAction has been adopted by more than 320 companies worldwide – including many large financial institutions who deal with the same challenges as JCB – due to its effectiveness as a countermeasure against online fraud and phishing. Its success has been demonstrated through the shutdown of more than 120,000 illicit web sites in 140 countries. RSA’s anti-fraud analysts act rapidly and greatly reduce the lifetime of a phishing attack from approximately 115 hours to an average of only five hours. The RSA FraudAction team operates the exclusive RSA® Anti-Fraud Command Center (AFCC), which is led by an experienced team of fraud analysts who work 24x7 to shut down phishing sites, deploy countermeasures, and conduct extensive forensic work to catch fraudsters and prevent future attacks. The AFCC also relies on the strength of its worldwide relationships with ISPs, CERTs, and cyber police to further expedite the shutdown of fraudulent sites. To learn more, visit the RSA FraudAction website.
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JCB is a major global payment brand and leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding overseas in 1981. Its acceptance network includes 12.76 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 20 countries and territories, with more than 60.2 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with more than 350 leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to customers all over the world. For more information, visit: http://www.jcbcorporate.com/english.
RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security solutions for business acceleration, helping the world’s leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. RSA’s information-centric approach to security guards the integrity and confidentiality of information throughout its lifecycle - no matter where it moves, who accesses it or how it is used.
RSA offers industry-leading solutions in identity assurance & access control, data loss prevention, encryption & key management, compliance & security information management and fraud protection. These solutions bring trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit www.RSA.com and www.EMC.com.
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