TeleSign Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) adds a critical layer of security beyond username and password. By leveraging the phone as an authentication device, TeleSign improves the user experience while reducing operating costs associated with traditional multifactor authentication methods. The largest and most recognizable brands trust TeleSign's two-factor out of band authentication solution to protect account access and prevent fraudulent transactions.
The market has acknowledged that usernames and passwords are no longer enough to secure accounts. The phone has become the de facto tool to provide layered security. TeleSign’s Two-Factor Authentication effectively protects accounts from compromise by employing the user’s phone as the second factor of authentication. TeleSign's out of band two-factor authentication enables companies to maintain higher security without increasing complexity or costs associated with traditional methods of authentication.
Lower Cost of Operation
Continually evolving security threats require companies to adopt a layered approach to fraud prevention, resulting in a high cost of integration, ongoing administration, provisioning, and user support. Instead of provisioning hardware or maintaining software, companies can decrease security threats by leveraging a technology that is already part of every user’s life: the telephone.
Better User Experience
- No set-up or additional hardware or software
- No training required
How it Works
- User logs in with their username and password
- TeleSign immediately sends an automated voice call or SMS to the phone number on record with a one-time PIN code
- User enters this one-time PIN code onto the website
- User is authenticated
TeleSign has extensive expertise with customers in industry specific solutions, including compliance requirements such as HIPAA, FFIEC, CJIS, NIST, PCI-DSS, FACTA.
How do users want to receive their authentication codes?
- Of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones in use, only 1.08B are smartphones and 3.05B are SMS enabled
- 8 trillion messages were sent in 2011 around the world
- 83% of Americans own mobile phones
- In the US, only 31% of mobile owners prefer to be contacted by text message
- 53% said they preferred a voice call to a text message
- Another 14% said the contact method depends on the situation
Smith, Aaron (2011) Americans and Text Messaging. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved May 8, 2012 from http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Cell-Phone-Texting-2011.aspx