TeleSign and Impermium Partner To Defend Online Businesses Against Abusive Users

Los Angeles, CA – November 28, 2012 – TeleSign, the market leader in Internet fraud prevention and intelligent authentication, and Impermium, the leader in user-generated content management and brand protection for web sites, announce a strategic partnership to protect businesses experiencing dangerous user-generated content and account takeovers.  This partnership provides a complete technical solution for online businesses, delivering multi-factor authentication and real-time content management to stop cyber criminals, abusive users, and trolls.

“It’s inevitable that spammers will evolve their tactics, circumventing the technology put in place to stop them,” according to Steve Jillings, CEO of TeleSign. “It’s time for social networking sites to be more strategic in order to block social spam. Our partnership with Impermium is a complete approach that helps stop registration fraud, prevents malicious content and enables businesses to protect their brand and users.”

“Businesses are experiencing an alarming increase in account hacking, online abuse, and cyber attacks, all of which have a negative effect on brand image, advertising revenue, and user engagement,” said Mark Risher, CEO of Impermium.  “Impermium Intelligent Content Protection is the premier real-time defense against dangerous user-generated content.  Our partnership with TeleSign is an ideal match, allowing us to not only identify, but take direct action against registration fraud and user account takeovers.”

Impermium and TeleSign are hosting a webinar to delineate the benefits of the joint solution. The “Stop Social Spam” webinar will be Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:00am PST.

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About TeleSign
Every second, of every day, TeleSign protects the world's largest Internet and Cloud properties against fraud. TeleSign Intelligent Authentication provides an easy-to-implement and powerful method for identifying and substantially reducing online fraud and spam using the most widely deployed technology — a user's phone. The company protects 2.5 billion downstream accounts in more than 200 countries and territories, offering localization services in 87 languages. In 2012, TeleSign ranked #23 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ and was named Visionary in Gartner’s User Authentication Magic Quadrant.

About Impermium
Impermium provides user-generated content management for web sites and social networks, defending them against sexually explicit language and hate speech, threats of violence and malicious links, fake offers from fraudulent accounts, and other forms of abuse.  Our system combines advanced technology and broad, Internet scale threat information to provide cost-effective, real-time protection for more than 300,000 sites across the globe.  Founded in 2010, Impermium is backed by Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Highland Capital Partners, and the Social+Capital Partnership.

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