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2018 CNP Award Winners Revealed, First Merchant Winner Honored

2018 CNP Award Winners Revealed, First Merchant Winner Honored

Two companies from the Western U.S. topped the Best Antifraud Solution at the CNP Expo on the same day the CNP Expo announced its own move west. When the CNP Expo opens its doors in 2019 in San Francisco, two startups, one from Silicon Valley and the other from Big Sky Country will be the defending award winners in the CNP Awards’ most popular and competitive category. For the second year in a row, a panel of independent judges named Sift Science winner of the Judges Award for Best Antifraud Solution. And, Boise, Idaho-based Kount, which has won the award annually since 2012, again won the online vote of merchant customers and took home the Customer Choice award in the category.

And, for the very first time, the CNP Awards honored a merchant—Blueport Commerce—with the inaugural Merchant of the Year award. Judges noted the Boston-based company’s innovative take on the manual review process as a differentiator in their decision.

In addition to Blueport, five other companies, including double winners Century Business Solutions (Judges and Customer Awards for Best PSP) and Elavon (Judges and Customer Awards for Best Processor) were first-time winners at the CNP Awards this year.

The CNP Awards were handed out last night at a special celebration that took place during the CNP Expo at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla. Card Not Present Editor-in-Chief D.J. Murphy, who handed out the awards to the honorees with founder Steve Casco, noted how the addition of a merchant award added to the proceedings.

“As Blueport Commerce and the other entrants in the Merchant of the Year category showed, innovation in fraud prevention is not the domain of technology providers only,” said Murphy. “Merchants are working hand-in-hand with the fintech community, leveraging their software and applying their experience to meet the evolving threats we see every day. For the companies in this ecosystem, The CNP Awards have become the standard by which the fruits of those partnerships are recognized and judged now and in the future.”

Here is a full list of this year’s winners.

Best Antifraud Solution

Best ID/Verification Solution

Best Payment Service Provider

Best Chargeback Management Solution

Best Processor

Best Call Center Solution

Best Alternative Payment Solution

Best PCI Compliance Provider

Best Mobile Solution

Best E-Commerce Platform/Gateway

Best International CNP Program

Best Subscription/Recurring Billing Program

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