Southwest Airlines Selects Interceptas® Fraud Prevention Solution from Accertify


Chicago, IL  - February 19, 2008 

Accertify, a provider of leading-edge fraud prevention solutions to online retailers, today announced that Southwest Airlines has selected its Interceptas solution to fight credit card fraud and ensure a high-quality experience for Customers.

"Southwest is committed to running the best airline in the world and offering Customers the best overall travel experience," said Dodd Roberts, Director, Accounting Operations at Southwest Airlines.  "Providing the best possible experience to the growing number of Customers who book online is a key part of that commitment."  

"We chose Accertify because its solution is the most comprehensive, flexible, efficient and easy to manage," Roberts said. "Interceptas will enhance our fraud prevention capabilities, help Southwest maintain a low cost structure and ensure a superior overall experience for Customers purchasing on"

Interceptas is the first end-to-end solution that addresses the entire business process of combating fraud from the perspective of the online travel merchant. 

"At Accertify, we understand that credit card fraud is a fact of life for airlines and other online retailers," said Jeff Liesendahl, CEO of Accertify.  "We're proud to play a role in helping Southwest pro-actively combat such abuse and in supporting the airline's efforts to maintain the highest quality operation."


About Southwest Airlines

After 36 years of service, Southwest Airlines continues to offer the best value in airline travel, allowing Customers the opportunity to travel nonstop throughout the country at a very low fare. Southwest offers a very comfortable ride with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom. Southwest does not charge Customers an extra fee for changing their reservation and continues to offer free amenities. Customers enjoy complimentary pillows, blankets, snacks, juice, soda, and water on all flights. Since 1987, the airline has maintained the fewest overall Customer complaints as published in the Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 64 cities in 32 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has more than 34,000 Employees systemwide.


About Accertify

Accertify, Inc. is the first company to focus on developing fraud prevention tools and strategies from the perspective of merchants that accept 'card not present' transactions. That focus led to the development of Interceptas┬«, which applies state of the art automation to every step in the merchant's process of managing credit card fraud exposure.  Accertify exemplifies a constant commitment to maintaining the best in fraud prevention strategies, and its management team combines complementary skills from fraud management, business software development, accounting and legal to assure that its customers receive the most comprehensive, cost-effective solution to credit card fraud available.

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