SOURCE: TeleSign


July 27, 2011 06:05 ET

TeleSign Releases Internet Security Landscape Report

Describes How Companies Can Fight Fraud, Spam, and Scams Online Using Phone-Based Authentication and Verification

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - TeleSign, the market leader in phone-based authentication and verification services, today announced the release of a white paper revealing the breadth and depth of threats to online security. The white paper, authored by TeleSign CTO Charles McColgan, illustrates how Telephone Verification and PhoneID technology can prevent many types of online fraud, greatly reducing spam and scams.

The TeleSign white paper, "The Fraud Epidemic: Fighting fraud with phone-based authentication and verification," outlines the following:

  • Describes trends in cybercrime and "state of the art" solutions to current threats
  • Reviews a range of threats and critiques authentication and verification practices like CAPTCHA and biometrics, and evaluates their commercial and technical viability
  • Advises leveraging the 5 billion mobile handsets and 1.2 billion landlines worldwide for customer-friendly "frictionless" authentication and verification

"There are a variety of advanced security measures available that provide protection against many threats, but the simple truth remains; proactively verifying users provides the greatest return on your security investment and phone-based authentication and verification is one of the most effective solutions delivering unmatched ROI," said Steve Jillings, TeleSign CEO.

For more information, download "The Fraud Epidemic: Fighting fraud with phone-based authentication and verification" from or visit

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About TeleSign
TeleSign is a global leader in phone-based authentication and verification services with coverage in more than 200 countries and 50 languages. TeleSign serves some of the world's largest and most prominent web businesses in social media, lead generation, classifieds, financial services, eCommerce and cloud-based services. Its customers have conducted more than one billion phone-based authentication and verification transactions around the globe. TeleSign guarantees enterprise-level uptime and provides industry-leading global deliverability rates.

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