tyntec, a mobile interaction specialist, today announced it has been selected by GameDuell, a leading casual games developer and publisher, to power SMS verification for its 80 million users globally.
The internationally successful online gaming company based in Berlin chose tyntec because of its proven track record of offering enterprise level security as well as SMS delivery guarantees.
“SMS is a convenient and secure mechanism for quick user verification. For this technology tyntec is the provider of choice in the global marketplace,” said Kai Bolik, co-founder and CEO of GameDuell. “With tyntec’s high-quality service, our users receive their requests with maximum security and an appropriate speed. This reliability and timely guarantee ensures the highest convenience for our users.”
GameDuell, which offers over 70 online games in seven languages across the US, UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Austria, uses SMS to verify mobile phone numbers of its users. SMS verification offers GameDuell a simple and cost effective measure to verify the users’ identity and protect against accounts being compromised. With millions of customers playing each month at GameDuell using cash transactions, ensuring the integrity of accounts is vital to prevent fraud and maintain consumer trust.
tyntec’s SMS verification allows GameDuell to achieve a higher level of cyber security. New GameDuell players who want to upload credits to their accounts for the first time will be asked to enter their mobile phone number to validate their identity. A code is then sent to the user’s handset via SMS, which they need to enter on the site in order to verify that the phone number really belongs to him.
“SMS is rapidly being adopted as the default mechanic for strong ID authentication,” said Steve Liddell, CEO of tyntec. “ The mobile phone is the most effective and convenient means of transmitting verification requests, it’s a secure way of ensuring that the transactee is who they say they are.”