Twilio announced on February 24, 2015 that they acquired Authy, a leading provider of authentication as-a-service for large-scale Web and mobile applications. Together, Twilio and Authy will address the growing need for stronger authentication methods in an increasingly-connected world.

About Authy

Authy is a leading provider of mobile-based strong authentication to the global internet economy. The company’s SaaS application protects individuals and online businesses against phishing and other malicious attack via two factor authentication (2FA) services that are technologically strong, fast to implement, and highly user-centric. Launched in 2012, Authy’s signature TOTP two factor authentication, SMS and phone verification services now protect over 1.2 million users across 6,000 websites.

About Twilio

Twilio, the software and cloud-based communications platform, enables developers and businesses to rapidly build and deploy communication solutions that meet their specific needs. Whether integrating voice, messaging and/or VoIP capabilities into a web or mobile app or building a complete system like a call center, Twilio removes the traditional obstacles to creating effective communications experiences. Twilio gives businesses the ability to innovate, prototype, create, and connect with their customers at the right time and in the way. The company is privately held and based in San Francisco, California.

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You can find more information about Twilio’s acquisition of Authy on their blog.

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