TeleSign Unveils Authentication Mobile App and Security-Grade 2-Way SMS
LOS ANGELES, CA, Sep 26, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
TeleSign, the Mobile Identity Company, today announced AuthID, the
company's updated authentication app to securely identify and grant
user access. The company also introduced Verify 2-Way SMS for
business-grade delivery and receipt of security SMS messages. With
these new offerings, TeleSign is helping companies securely
authenticate customers and verify transactions.
AuthID Offers User Authentication and Secure Transactions
TeleSign introduced AuthID as a secure method to authenticate users'
logins and online transactions. Instead of requiring users to carry
smart cards or key fobs, AuthID verifies user identity directly
through the app on a user's mobile phone. As a complement to SMS and
voice authentication, AuthID adds an additional option so that users
can choose their preferred method.
AuthID offers three new features to ensure secure logins and
-- Simple PushNotification provides alerts that appear on the user's
phone screen and prompts them to interact with an option as simple as
selecting "Accept" or "Deny." If an end user selects "Deny," they are
also given the option to report the request as fraud.
-- With the Code Challenge, a numeric code appears on the website and
prompts the user to wait for a notification on their phone. The user
will then enter the code into the mobile app to validate the
-- The new Soft Token tool uses a cryptographic key to provide a unique
number that changes every 30-seconds. If the number entered by the
user matches with the number on TeleSign's authentication server,
access is granted.
"AuthID allows users to have security and support in the palm of their
hands," said Charles McColgan, CTO at TeleSign. "With AuthID,
customers are notified of a breach as soon as it happens and are able
to protect their accounts from fraudsters, from the convenience of
their mobile phone."
AuthID is available under the AuthID brand with customizable and
brandable alerts, banners, and icons or as a white labled standalone
app for customers that want their own branded experience.
Verify 2-Way SMS Provides Secure Message Delivery and Response
Verify 2-Way SMS uses an out-of-band method to communicate and
confirm receipt of security-related messages between companies and
their end users. With this approach, Verify 2-Way SMS can be used for
secure transaction verification (e.g. notification of a wire
transfer), confirmation of key account changes or two-factor
authentication. This method can thwart man-in-the-middle (MITM) and
man-in-the-browser attacks (MITB) and prevent the use of stolen
Every second, of every day, TeleSign protects the
world's largest Internet and Cloud properties by establishing and
verifying Mobile Identity.
Digital businesses use TeleSign's Mobile Identity platform to
preserve their ecosystem by detecting a suspicious user before
account creation, and to better protect their existing user base from
TeleSign is trusted by the world's largest companies and protects 2.5
billion accounts in more than 200 countries and in 87 languages.
Brenna Lenoir - TeleSign Corporation
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Press Relations Contact
Matt Nagel for TeleSign
+1 (415) 591-8403
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