Los Angeles, May 9, 2012 – TeleSign, a market leader in Internet fraud prevention and intelligent authentication, announced today that they are working with Intel Corporation to pair the security provided by Intel Identity Protection Technology (Intel IPT) and TeleSign Two-Factor Authentication. Through their collaboration, Intel and TeleSign will offer the highest level of security and convenience to users, improving the login access process.
This collaboration extends one-time-password security provided by Intel IPT beyond Intel Ultrabook™ devices and Intel® Core™ vPro™ (3rd generation) powered laptops to enable other consumers to benefit from increased account protection.
“Fraud continues to plague consumers making online purchases and banking transactions, leaving those with just username and password logins vulnerable to attacks,” said Gordon Dolfie, general manager, Intel Identity Protection Technology group. “Now with Intel Identity Protection embedded into all Intel Ultrabook devices, and TeleSign extending coverage to additional devices, websites can provide improved peace of mind for consumers.”
“Intel’s partnership with TeleSign validates the need for efficient, highly available and secure out-of-band authentication from providers with a proven capability of executing globally,” said Dan Takahashi, director of business development at TeleSign. “Our vision for truly global, frictionless security aligns with the embedded security products Intel is bringing to market.”
TeleSign Two-Factor Authentication and Intel IPT provide a safer and more efficient way of logging into accounts by leveraging something you know – your username and password – and something you have – your mobile phone or landline or your Intel Ultrabook. This technology allows the enterprise to know that ecommerce or banking is happening with a trusted PC and the consumer gets stronger account protection with a simple-to-use, frictionless experience.
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 users in more than 200 countries, offering localization services in 87 languages. In 2011, TeleSign ranked #15 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ ranking of the 500™ and was named Visionary in Gartner’s User Authentication Magic Quadrant.