TeleSign Named A Visionary In Magic Quadrant For User Authentication

Los Angeles, CA — March 13, 2013 — TeleSign, an Internet security and authentication leader, today announced that the company has been positioned as a Visionary by Gartner, Inc. in the “Magic Quadrant for User Authentication” published on March 7, 2013. The full report is available to all Gartner research subscribers.

Key News Facts:

  • Gartner has continued to see growth in phone-as-a-token offerings.
  • TeleSign’s two-factor authentication supports contextual authentication and adaptive access control, supported by its PhoneID solution.
  • TeleSign’s OOB authentication can be paired with the company’s patented PhoneID to evaluate the fraud risk of any phone number.
  • TeleSign’s end-user numbers are in the highest tier due to the company’s presence with large global service providers, including those in cloud services, social media and online gaming.

“We believe TeleSign’s inclusion in the Visionaries quadrant for the second consecutive year affirms our unique approach to identity, enabling businesses to be more secure and combat online fraud across the world,” said Steve Jillings, CEO, TeleSign. “We will continue to execute on innovative products and partner with industry leaders to meet the growing security demands of our customers.”

The evaluation included TeleSign 2FA, TeleSign Verify, and the PhoneID suite of security and fraud prevention products.

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

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