Opus Research report recognises ValidSoft as leader in voice biometrics

LONDON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  ValidSoft, a global supplier of telecommunications-based fraud prevention, authentication and transaction verification solutions, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) formerly (NYSE Amex: ETAK), has been recognized by Opus Research as a leading provider of voice biometrics capabilities in Opus Research's report Voice Biometrics Vendor Survey and "IntelliView" 2012.

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Opus Research, a fully independent top analyst firm in the voice biometrics industry, reviewed eight vendors for voice biometrics. Opus Research's Dan Miller, senior analyst, concluded that "ValidSoft demonstrates willingness to create opportunities for a broad set of firms in the mobile payments and commerce businesses, thus expanding the reach of the voice biometrics community as part of a multi-channel, payments community. Employing multiple factors is a 'best practice' for secure customer care, mobile authentication, payment authorizations and information access management."

Pat Carroll, CEO of ValidSoft commented: "We are very pleased to have been identified as a key player in the development of context aware security solutions, and delighted to be named as one of the leading providers of voice biometrics by Opus Research. Voice biometrics is a very important component of our multi-factor, multi-layer, strong authentication security solution, and we expect to see voice biometrics feature strongly in financial services as adoption becomes main-stream. Voice biometrics is also particularly well suited in the enrollment and activation processes for mobile wallets and Apps and will become increasingly important given the forecast rise in the volume of mobile payments in the coming year."

The report also notes ValidSoft's emphasis on strong user authentication for mobile devices including phones and tablets.The report firmly places ValidSoft as a company that uses the recognition of the unique aspects of a person's voice among the mechanisms to reduce fraud, promote secure commerce and foster trust between parties in online or mobile transactions.

ValidSoft uses voice biometrics as one of the factors for its patented, multi-factor authentication security solution, and remains the only vendor that provides the technology in this indigenous form. The multi-factor solution, which also incorporates Proximity Correlation Logic, has been awarded the EuroPrise Privacy Seal for its ability to safeguard users' personal details. ValidSoft is the only security company in the world with three European Privacy Seals.

About ValidSoft:

ValidSoft Limited has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elephant Talk since early 2010 and underpins our mobile/cloud security offering. The company is a market leader in providing solutions to counter electronic fraud relating to a variety of bank, card, internet and telephone channels. ValidSoft's solutions are used to verify the authenticity of both parties to a transaction (Mutual Authentication), the security of the relevant telecommunication channel used (Secure Communications), and the integrity of transactions itself (Transaction Verification) for the mass market, in a highly cost-effective and secure manner, while being very easy to use.

The company counts several leading worldwide service providers and institutions among its customers.  These companies benefit from a very substantial reduction in false positives, thereby freeing up resources to combat actual fraud, as well as a substantial elimination of the fraud itself, all in real time. ValidSoft is the only security software company in the world that has been granted three European Privacy Seals. Visit www.validsoft.com.

About Elephant Talk:

Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETAK), formerly (NYSE Amex: ETAK) is a leading international provider of mobile networking software and services. The Company's mission is to provide a single service, fully enabling and securing the mobile cloud.

Elephant Talk empowers Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) by providing a cloud based mobile communications infrastructure, operating software and managed services, based mostly on company developed and owned software. We enable these Mobile Operators and Virtual Network Operators by offering a full suite of products, delivery platforms, support services, superior industry expertise and high quality customer service without substantial upfront investments.

As a specialized outsourcing partner, we provide operating software, managed services, cloud and SaaS solutions, an integrated transaction and delivery platform to the mobile telecommunications industry globally. Our products include remote health care, credit card fraud prevention, mobile internet ID security, secure remote file access management, loyalty and transaction management services and a whole range of other emerging mobile services.
Elephant Talk can count several of the world's leading Mobile Operators amongst their customers including Vodafone, T-Mobile and Zain, and virtually all business is focused on tier 1 operators worldwide. Visit www.elephanttalk.com.

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