TeleSign Positioned as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for User Authentication

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - TeleSign, a market leader in Internet fraud prevention and intelligent authentication, today announced that the company has been positioned as a Visionary by Gartner, Inc. in the "Magic Quadrant for User Authentication" published on January 17, 2012, available to all Gartner research subscribers.

Key News Facts:

  • Gartner has seen a significant shift in preference from traditional hardware tokens to phone-based authentication methods.
  • TeleSign's Two-Factor Authentication provides secure out-of-band (OOB) authentication as an easy to implement cloud-based service.
  • TeleSign has market focus on large global service providers and partners with several OEMs included in the "Magic Quadrant for User Authentication."
  • TeleSign also offers its patented service PhoneID, which evaluates the fraud risk of the phone being used for out-of-band (OOB) authentication.

"We believe inclusion in the Visionaries quadrant confirms our innovative approach and the strategy decisions we've made, and acknowledges our ability to listen to and act on marketplace need," said Steve Jillings, CEO, TeleSign. "We will continue our aggressive development and rollout of new products to meet the needs of our global customers."

Key Links
TeleSign: http://www.telesign.com
Gartner: http://www.gartner.com

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
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About TeleSign
Every second, of every day, TeleSign protects the Internet and Cloud against fraud with Intelligent Authentication. TeleSign services provide an easy-to-implement and powerful method for identifying and substantially reducing online fraud and spam using the most widely deployed technology available worldwide -- a user's phone. TeleSign serves organizations of all sizes including some of the world's largest and most prominent web businesses. The company has executed more than one billion authentication and verification transactions in more than 200 countries and 87 languages.

In 2011, TeleSign ranked #15 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500T ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

For more information about TeleSign, visit www.telesign.com