EnStream announces enhanced consumer identity verification services

 

Privacy-enhanced services help protect consumers and business by improving online identity verification, reducing fraud and identity theft

 

TORONTO, February 22, 2018.  EnStream, a joint venture of Bell, Rogers and TELUS, today announced enhancements to its portfolio of identity verification and device authentication services that use real-time mobile network and account information to protect and assure a consumer’s online identity. The new services include enhanced analytics for name and address matching, mobile device authentication and mobile location services covering over 90% of the Canadian market, without requiring any pre-loaded software on mobile devices.

 

“Validating identity is perhaps one of the biggest challenges on the Internet today, especially with the move to mobile,” said Robert Blumenthal, Chief Identity Officer at EnStream. “Unlike other threat detection systems, real-time information about mobile subscribers and their devices provides reliable and definitive information to improve the user experience while mitigating risk and fraud.”

 

EnStream services are used today in a wide variety of customers and applications with end-user consent, including:

 

  • Banking and Financial Services – As an independent data source for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance, as well as device and contact number verification

  • Retail and Payments – Instant credit card issuance and account opening

  • Lotteries and Gaming – Location verification for service delivery

  • Roadside Assistance – Enhanced vehicle tracking and dispatch

  • Transportation & Logistics – Vehicle tracking and routing

 

EnStream’s identity verification services are secure and private – no personally identifiable information is provided to third party companies without end-user consent.  

 

EnStream services are available directly from EnStream or in conjunction with enhanced services from trusted partners, including Infobip, LocationSmart, SecureFact, SecureKey, TransUnion, and Zumigo.

 

For more information, please contact Janice Masotti at +1 647 557-0880 or janice.masotti@enstream.com.

 

 

About EnStream

 

EnStream is a joint venture of Canada’s leading mobile telecom companies – Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications and TELUS Communications – that provides identity verification and authentication services for 3rd party applications.  Intended for banks, credit bureaus, insurance companies, government, utilities and many others, these services can help provide timely and accurate verification of mobile subscriber identity and related account and service information, with end-user consent, as a means to enhance user convenience and reduce identity theft and fraud. For more information, please visit https://enstream.com/.

 

About Infobip

 

Founded over a decade ago by two young developers, Infobip grew into an international business with offices on six continents and proprietary, in-house developed messaging platform with the capacity to reach over six billion mobile devices connected to over 800 telecoms networks. Infobip innovates at the intersection of Internet and telecoms technologies, creating new ways and opportunities for businesses and their end users to interact over mobile devices. The company serves and partners with leading mobile operators, OTTs, banks, social networks, tech companies and aggregators. For more information see www.infobip.com.

 

About LocationSmart

 

LocationSmart is the worldwide Cloud Location Services market leader for connected devices. We provide the easiest and most comprehensive cross-carrier platform for local, hyper-local and context-aware application development. Our core location services span indoor and outdoor use across devices, platforms and carrier networks. Serving Fortune 500 customers and innovative start-ups alike, LocationSmart is changing the ways companies do business. We deliver the broadest reach and largest global footprint, with an extensive portfolio of privacy consent methods for easy end user adoption. For more information, please visit www.locationsmart.com

 

About Securefact

 

Securefact is a Canadian regulatory technology company (RegTech) that develops Know-Your-Customer (KYC) solutions to help financial institutions manage risk, satisfy compliance, and enable digital experiences for their clients.  Securefact’s KYC Solutions provide a simple way for banks, credit unions, payments companies, insurers, & FinTechs to instantly verify individuals & businesses in accordance with Canadian regulatory guidelines. By connecting multiple authoritative data sources with a single API, Securefact is able to facilitate high verification rates and a seamless client onboarding experience.  For more information, visit www.securefact.com or email info@securefact.com.

 

About SecureKey

 

SecureKey is a leading identity and authentication provider that simplifies consumer access to online services and applications. SecureKey’s next generation privacy-enhancing network enables consumers to conveniently and privately assert identity information using trusted providers, such as banks, telcos and governments, and help them connect to critical online services with a digital credential they already have and trust. SecureKey is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Boston and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.securekey.com.

 

About TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

 

Information is a powerful thing. At TransUnion, we realize that. We are dedicated to finding innovative ways information can be used to help individuals make better and smarter decisions. We help uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity. Today, TransUnion reaches consumers and businesses in more than 30 countries around the world on five continents. Based in Burlington, Ontario, TransUnion provides local service and support throughout Canada. Through the power of information, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies and families and safer communities worldwide. We call this Information for Good. Visit www.transunion.ca to learn more.

 

About Zumigo

 

Zumigo is pioneering a new generation of mobile services predicated on providing deeper insights into consumer behavior to help secure transactions, devices and identities. Its global solutions support onboarding new customers, separating valid transactions from fraudulent ones, verifying payments and marketing to customers with location in context. Zumigo is led by veterans of the mobile and financial industries with years of experience in developing and managing mobile solutions for some of the world’s largest carriers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Zumigo is a venture backed company.  For more information, please visit www.zumigo.com.

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