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(New York, NY - April 12, 2005) - JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), announced today that a recently released research report finds strong evidence that banks can promote the security of their online offerings as means of differentiating themselves from competitors and winning customers. The report, "Online Banking: Employing Security as a Differentiator," found that, in a climate of heightened consumer awareness and concern about online security and fraud, 37% of online banking consumers believe some banks are more secure than others, while 43% place online banking security among the top-three factors in selecting where to bank.

"Concern about online banking security is widespread," said Bruce Cundiff, JupiterResearch analyst and lead author of the report. "Consumers believe some banks are more secure than others," added Cundiff. The report reveals that these attitudes create an opportunity for some banks while presenting challenges for others, particularly regional and local institutions. For example, 34% of online consumers are less concerned with online security at large national banks than at local banks, though just 21% of consumers already banking online make such a distinction. This suggests that marketing online security could help national banks win customers away from regional and local competitors.

"We undertook this study in direct response to questions raised by our banking-sector clients," said David Schatsky, Senior Vice President of Research at JupiterResearch. "Now is a critical time for banks to make use of market intelligence like this to preserve and enhance their competitive position," added Schatsky. The report highlights best practices for communicating about online security with consumers.

The complete findings of this report are immediately available to JupiterResearch clients online. For additional information on the report or JupiterResearch's Banking and Lending research service visit or contact Kieran Kelly, Vice President of Global Sales and Client Service, at 1-800-481-1212 or [email protected].

About Jupitermedia Corporation
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), (, headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of original information, images, research and events for information technology, business and creative professionals. Jupitermedia includes JupiterImages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 7.0 million images online serving creative professionals with brands like Comstock Images, Creatas, PictureQuest, Liquid Library, Thinkstock Images, Thinkstock Footage,,,,, and; and JupiterWeb, the online media division of Jupitermedia which operates five distinct online networks: and for IT and business professionals; for developers; for interactive marketers; and, for creative professionals. JupiterWeb properties include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 e-mail newsletters that are viewed by over 20 million users and generate over 300 million page views monthly. Jupitermedia also includes: JupiterResearch, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in 18 business areas and 14 vertical markets; and JupiterEvents, which produces offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business-specific topics, including Search Engine Strategies and WiFi/VoWiFi Planet.

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Lisa DiGiacomo
Marketing and Public Relations Associate
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