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A U.S. Patent for Phone Verification Done the Nexmo Way

January 25, 2017 Published by // // //

Vonage has been issued a U.S. patent (Pat. No. 9,516,480) for Verify, the Nexmo phone number verification API, thanks to the innovative, conversion-focused solution it offers customers. Yes, Verify enables reliable user authentication — sending a PIN code to a prospective registrant who then enters the PIN into an app or web service — but that […] Read more »


Improve and Secure your Customer Experience with Phone Verification

November 8, 2016 Published by // //

A variety of companies across the fintech, social networking, ecommerce/marketplace and gaming industries are rapidly gaining traction by giving consumers faster, easier, and cost-effective access to their services. Implementing strong security controls for new registrants is critical for these growing businesses, and user authentication is a critical step in the user flow. In our newest infographic, we explain the various […] Read more »


How Secure is SMS-Based 2-Factor Authentication?

August 8, 2016 Published by //

Many business are looking to secure their users by strengthening the authentication process on their web and mobile applications. SMS-based one time passwords (OTPs) are among the top considerations to bolster typical username, password combinations to authenticate users today. SMS 2FA is easy to implement, cost-effective and provides an experience that users are accustomed to. […] Read more »


It’s World Password Day! Here’s How to Protect Your User’s Accounts

May 4, 2016 Published by // //

Happy World Password Day! Hackers are experts at accessing confidential profile and account information, so this is the perfect time to provide suggestions on how to make online account information more secure. Here are the top 4 ways you can combat fraudsters: Implement two-factor authentication (2FA): What is something President Obama, Sony Playstation and European Banks have in […] Read more »


Frictionless, Strong Authentication for Mobile Applications

April 25, 2016 Published by // //

Fintech companies including robo-advisors, P2P payment apps, lending platforms, mobile-only banks and others are rapidly gaining traction by giving consumers faster, easier, and cost-effective access to financial services. In response, traditional financial services firms are increasing their investments in digital innovation. For fintech, banking and other financial service apps, authentication is a extremely critical step […] Read more »


The State of Security for Mobile Commerce

February 17, 2016 Published by // //

Recently, Vodafone and TalkTalk suffered high profile data breaches making thousands of customers vulnerable to phishing attacks and fraud. Leakage of user credentials and personal information not only affects users, but also online retailers who are impacted by chargebacks on fraudulent transactions. No doubt, security for online payments will be under the microscope once again […] Read more »


Introducing Nexmo Verify SDK

November 11, 2015 Published by // //

Today, Nexmo launched the Verify SDK with the goal to minimize the resources required by developers to add secure phone verification, which ultimately results in high conversion rates. The Verify SDK allows you to add phone verification with a single line of code for password replacement, passwordless logins, 2-factor authentication, and user/transaction verification. It provides application developers […] Read more »


4 Ways Cloud Communications Can Help Secure Financial Applications

September 3, 2015 Published by // //

It’s no secret that user security is critical in the finance vertical. From credit cards to bank accounts, consumers want the satisfaction of knowing that their finances are protected from attacks and unauthorized users. Cloud communications make it easy to verify users, authenticate transactions and keep users up to speed on what’s happening with their accounts. […] Read more »


The Security Trend: Why Mobile Apps Should Move Toward OTPs

July 16, 2015 Published by // //

Today, security and a safe user experience are more important than ever. However, many mobile applications, e-commerce sites and online communities only require a simple username and static password for login and access. While this is convenient for users, these login credentials are easily compromised using techniques like phishing, keyboard logging and other methods of […] Read more »


5 Tips When Creating Two Factor Authentication

June 25, 2015 Published by //

Multifactor authentication is not only becoming the norm (both Apple and Snapchat added two-factor authentication for their login processes), it’s becoming the law. Starting August 1, 2015, the European Banking Association (EBA) will require all European businesses to have strong customer authentication when collecting payments in online transactions, including a mandatory multi-factor authentication process in […] Read more »