TeleSign Launches Auto Verify Mobile App SDK
The platform can also be used for phone number verification, ensuring an existing end user has a legitimate phone number attached to each accountMobile identity solutions specialist TeleSign announced the release of Auto Verify, a lightweight software development kit (SDK) for mobile app developers. The kit is designed to streamline account verification processes while providing an alternative method to SMS-based verification. Auto Verify simplifies mobile app user registration by streamlining the verification of a user’s mobile phone number during account creation, using carrier signaling instead of traditional SMS OTP. It can also be used for transaction verification, such as increasing the assurance for high-value transactions, such as money transfers, payment transactions, and password changes, by requesting and then verifying, in real time, a user’s phone number within their mobile app. "Ease of use is extremely important, and was a main focus when developing Auto Verify, but never at the expense of security," Jess Leroy, TeleSign’s senior vice president of product management, told eWEEK. "In working with 20 of the world’s 25 largest and most popular Web properties, we have discovered that striking the right balance between strong security and a frictionless user experience is the key to developing a sustainable user verification system, and that’s what we’ve created with Auto Verify."
Leroy said ultimately, even the most secure systems won’t be used if they are too cumbersome to consumers, and the most seamless systems are of no use if they aren’t secure.