fundamentals for understanding geolocation and device identification

device ID identification IP geo geolocation
Covers the use cases and methods for integrating and making use of geolocation data and device identification in a fraud strategy.

The following is an intermediate course and requires some basic knowledge or training on the subject matter to understand the course material.

This course was last updated in August, 2017 to include new information on mobile phone geolocating and device fingerprinting technologies, updated discussions on vendors offering these and IP geolocation services, and updated statistics on merchant use and planned use of each of these tools. Now offered in HTML5 and compatible with all mobile devices.

  • Course synopsis. IP geolocation has become a de facto standard when it comes to transacting online, but that fact is the function of IP geolocation in fraud prevention has morphed over the past 5 years. Now merchants need to understand not only the role and potential of IP geolocation, but they also need to understand proxies, proxy detection, device identification and geo locating beyond the device. In this session these core technologies are discussed along with where they overlap and where they provide differentiation. Participants should also expect to learn how to discuss best practices with the use of each of these different technologies.
  • what can you expect to get out of this course? (1) Describe what IP geolocation, proxy detection, device identification and geo locating are. (2) Discuss how these technologies work together to provide a better overall picture of an end user. (3) Describe the functional differences between the techniques along with how they differentiate in terms of uses and signals.
  • Training Objectives: (1) Describe the use cases for IP geolocation, proxy detection, device identification and geo locating. (2) Describe methods to incorporate and increase the value of these technologies.(3) Discuss the limitations of these technologies.
  • Expected time to complete the course: 90 minutes (includes session tests and final exam).
  • course access & availability. Restricted - Online, In-House and Webinar. This course contains sensitive information and can only be taken by participants that have been approved by The Fraud Practice. This course is currently available online, and you may Enroll Now, but we will have to verify your information before beginning the course lessons. Please provide your company email address when creating an account to register for this course to expedite the verification process.
  • Pricing & Online enrolment. Take this course online for only $200 by Enrolling Now.
  • If you have any questions about this course or the restricted access and verification, please contact The Fraud Practice at 1.888.227.0402 or 1.941.244.5361.
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