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Intersections Inc. Partners With Guard ID Systems, Makers of ID VAULT(R), To Expand Its Comprehensive Identity Theft Protection Services For Consumers.

ID VAULT's hardened Internet security technology protects consumers when they bank, shop and invest online.

CHANTILLY, Va. and SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Intersections Inc. , a leading global provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services, has entered into a strategic commercial agreement with Guard ID Systems, Inc. Guard ID Systems is the developer of ID VAULT(R), an Internet security solution that protects consumers against online identity theft and fraud. In addition, Intersections has participated as a minority investor in a Series B-1 round of equity funding in Guard ID Systems.

The strategic commercial agreement allows Intersections to include ID Vault products and services as part of its Identity Guard(R) Total Protection flagship product.

ID VAULT is an Internet security service designed specifically to prevent online identity theft and fraud. The ID Vault service monitors a "white list" of more than 8,000 financial and shopping sites, and verifies the IP addresses and sign-in protocols of these sites in order to protect consumers from signing in to fraudulent imposter sites designed to steal online identities. The tamper-proof ID Vault smart card-based USB device provides secure, portable storage of usernames and passwords. ID Vault automatically signs consumers into their online accounts without typing, so they're protected against keystroke loggers and other spyware.

"Our partnership with Guard ID Systems will enable us to provide consumers with leading edge technology that will revolutionize the way they transact online," said Michael Stanfield, chief executive officer for Intersections. "The ID Vault service complements our existing suite of identity theft services, and will be featured with our flagship product, Identity Guard Total Protection. In addition to protecting their personal data, credit data and computers, with ID Vault, consumers will also be protected against online identity theft and fraud when transacting online."

"People are banking and shopping online in record numbers," according to David Watkins, chief executive officer of Guard ID Systems, Inc. "This trend has spawned a new breed of cyber criminals who use increasingly sophisticated techniques aimed at compromising online identities in order to commit financial fraud. Our partnership with Intersections will allow us to broaden the distribution of ID Vault to reach millions of consumers looking for a complete identity theft protection solution that protects identities online, as well as offline."

About Intersections Inc.

Intersections, Inc. is a leading global provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. Its premier identity theft, privacy, and consumer solutions are designed to provide high value, revenue generating opportunities to its marketing partners, including leading financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations and other businesses. Intersections also markets full identity theft protection solutions under its brand, Identity Guard(R), Intersections' consumer identity theft protection services actively safeguard more than 8 million consumers against identity theft.

To address the growing threat of corporate fraud, Intersections and its subsidiaries provide cutting edge identity risk management solutions including:

-- Pre-employment background screening, provided domestically through American Background Information Services, Inc., and internationally through Control Risks Screening Limited (London, United Kingdom) and Control Risks Screening PE (Singapore).

-- Corporate brand protection, provided by Net Enforcers, Inc.

-- Security breach remediation, provided by Intersections to enable companies to respond to security incidents and mitigate potential damage to their employees, customers, and corporate brands.

-- Software and data management, provided by Captira Analytical, LLC to assist the bail bond industry in managing workflow and data requirements.
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 About Guard ID Systems, Inc.

Guard ID Systems, Inc., headquartered in San Mateo, CA, develops and markets ID VAULT, the first Internet security solution that combines hardware with software services to protect consumers against online identity theft and fraud when they bank, shop and invest online. ID VAULT is available at top retailers including, Best Buy,, Fry's Electronics, Office Max, QVC, TigerDirect, and more. Visit for more information.

Note: ID VAULT is a registered trademark of Guard ID Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Joyce Carcaise, +1-703-488-6141, for Intersections; Lori Evans, Evans Public Relations, +1-650-312 8344, for Guard ID Systems

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