Leading Casual Games Provider Selects tyntec For SMS Verification
GameDuell uses tyntec’s high-quality messaging network to implement verification via SMS
San Francisco, Calif. – March 21, 2013 – 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.”
tyntec is a mobile interaction specialist, enabling businesses to integrate mobile services for a wide range of uses – from mission-critical applications to internet services. We reduce the complexity involved in accessing the closed and complex telecoms world by providing a high quality, easy-to-integrate and global offering using universal services such as SMS, voice and numbers. Our products serve a broad range of business requirements are all backed up by an advanced and reliable infrastructure. Founded in 2002, and with more than 150 staff in five offices around the globe, tyntec works with 500+ businesses including mobile service providers, enterprises and internet companies. tyntec is a global mobile interaction service provider, offering high-quality mobile messaging and information services to mobile network operators, enterprises, mobile service providers and internet.
About GameDuell – Creating good times with games
The passion for creating high-quality games and a thrilling user experience combined with a focus on superior customer experience has made GameDuell one of the largest cross-platform games communities in the world. With more than 80 million registered players across all platforms the Berlin based company counts among the leading casual and social games providers of the Western hemisphere. Founded in 2003 by Kai Bolik, Michael Kalkowski and Boris Wasmuth GameDuell offers a broad portfolio of over 70 casual online games, mostly developed in-house, such as Fluffy, Maya Pyramid, Bubble Speed, Jungle Jewels and game classics like Skat, Solitaire and Pool. On the popular game and matchmaking site www.GameDuell.com players compete in unique game duels and large-scale tournaments. GameDuell is expanding strongly across different platforms and already offers many of its games on social networks and mobile devices. With a team of 200 experienced team members GameDuell strives to bring people together to have a good time with games – wherever, whenever.
Further information on http://inside.gameduell.com.