Los Angeles, CA — November 14, 2012 — TeleSign, the market leader in Internet fraud prevention and Intelligent Authentication, today announced it ranked 23rd on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. TeleSign grew 7,534 percent during this period with significant advances in both the international and domestic markets.
“TeleSign’s inclusion on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for the second year in a row, is an acknowledgement of our innovation and the quality of our products,” said Steve Jillings, CEO, TeleSign. “The anti-fraud services and protection we provide are critical to our clients ongoing growth and success. We will continue to develop industry-leading products that empower businesses on a global scale throughout 2013 and beyond.”
“We are proud to honor the 2012 Technology Fast 500™ companies, and commend them for their outstanding growth,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) leader. “These ground-breaking companies have outpaced their competition and are reinventing the way we do business today.”
“The companies on the Fast 500 list are among those that have demonstrated remarkable innovation, creativity and business savvy,” said Bill Ribaudo partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and national TMT leader for audit and enterprise risk services (AERS). “As a result, these companies have continued to successfully forge ahead in a challenging economic environment. We applaud the leadership and employees of TeleSign for this impressive accomplishment.”
TeleSign previously ranked 15th as a Technology Fast 500™ award winner in 2011. Overall, 2012 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 128 percent to 279,684 percent from 2007 to 2011, with an average growth of 2,774 percent.
About Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2007 to 2011.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.
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, offering localization services in 87 languages. In 2011, TeleSign ranked #15 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™.