Los Angeles, CA — December 12, 2013 — TeleSign, the Mobile Identity Company, today announced that it has been recognized as a Visionary by Gartner, Inc. in their “Magic Quadrant for User Authentication,” published on December 9, 2013. The full report is available to all Gartner research subscribers.
- TeleSign’s growth rate is well above market norms with end-user numbers bolstered from their strong presence among very large global service providers, including social media.
- TeleSign supports contextual authentication, leveraging their PhoneID offering to provide a variety of information about a phone number.
- Reference customers were very or extremely satisfied with customer support.
- Pricing in the lowest quartile for all scenarios for cloud solutions.
“This marks the third year TeleSign has been included in Gartner’s Visionaries quadrant. We feel this confirms our unique approach to authentication by helping our clients establish Mobile Identity for their users all over the world,” said Steve Jillings, CEO, TeleSign. “For clients with highly distributed user bases combined with variable usage patterns, TeleSign’s Mobile Identity solutions are among the most elegant and cost effective methods for authenticating users and providing account level security.”
TeleSign provides services to more than 500 clients including nine of the top 10 US web properties and 19 of the top 25 globally. More than half are cloud services companies, including social media, online gaming and web-based email, and eCommerce, with about a quarter in financial services.
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TeleSign's Mobile Identity platform enables clients to verify new users and authenticate existing users, preserving their ecosystem by detecting a suspicious user before account creation, and to better protect their existing user base from account compromise.
TeleSign is trusted by the world's largest companies and protects 2.5 billion accounts in more than 200 countries and in 87 languages.
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