Majority of us go online these days and as such, security is now more important than ever. Even a tiny mistake can lead to something disastrous where your private information is leaked, misused and spread around.

Nobody wants that to happen. If you do, you are crazy.

TeleSign protects the world’s largest Internet and cloud properties against scams and fraud. Its 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, in today’s case a user’s smart phone.

Considering that implementing this protection is fairly easy to accomplish, I would say they really did a good job in letting us users especially those not technically inclined to be able to set their service up on our own.

This protection is notably important with regards to identity theft prevention. I for one do not want my identity stolen. Seen the movies? Life is hell when that happens. To protect yourself from having something like this happen to you, a little help is needed.

If you have second doubts about them, their accomplishments speak for their success. TeleSign is used across the world and in 2011, they ranked #15 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and was named Visionary in Gartner’s User Authentication Magic Quadrant.

Part of their success lie with their staff. TeleSign’s industry experts are trained on specific challenges, threats, compliance regulations and use cases for specific industries. Its client excellence teams assist customers by identifying issues, areas for improvement and how their technology fits into their overall security and risk strategy.

Look close. Stop fraud with intelligent authentication.

Vehicle Theft means headache and heartache for most people and major upheaval for businesses. Yet what are you doing to prevent it?

In the US a car is reported as stolen every 26 seconds and if you are lucky enough to live or work anywhere near a port or border city, the likelihood of having your vehicle stolen increases dramatically, with thieves using this geographical advantage to ship and export cars in return for payment way above the vehicle’s market value.

One very successful way to combat this crime is to have a GPS tracking device fitted. The device is no bigger than a mobile phone and can be easily hidden in any type of vehicle; from luxury motors to the humble van – even trailers can be protected.

How does it Work?

GPS (Global Positioning System) is a network of 24 satellites and numerous ground stations which are used in conjunction with GPS trackers and receivers to work out exactly where something is at any given time, using ‘triangulation’.

The GPS tracking system can be remotely accessed and allows you to pinpoint a vehicle’s exact location in real-time. It will even record the position of the vehicle at regular intervals, which almost guarantees its recovery in the unfortunate event of it going walkabouts!

There is additional great news if you are a fleet owner wanting to track the movements of your employees on day-to-day basis as you can use the system to check productivity, work out how long a particular route takes and even how many rest stops they take!

Food for thought

In April 2012 a car rental company in Los Angeles for GPS tracking to recover a Ferrari 458 Italia that had been rented out for a daily rate of $2,000. The rental owner grew suspicious when the tracking system showed no movement from the vehicle for several days and alerted the authorities, who tracked the vehicle to Hong Kong where is had been shipped by a member of a notorious car crime syndicate.

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