New Authentication Technology by Eckoh Reduces Identity Fraud in Contact Centres
The new patents to be granted are for Reverse Contact Centre Authentication. This new technology dramatically improves security and convenience for end customers when receiving unsolicited calls from organisations, helping to prevent them from becoming fraud victims.
When a customer receives a call from an organisation, they cannot know whether the call is legitimate or a scam. In these cases, the caller will likely hang up and dial back on the number they know to be authentic and starts the conversation from scratch. This process is time-consuming for both agent and customer.
Once formally presented, Eckoh will have patents for this technology in the USA, UK and Canada. These patents will complement the existing IP in these same regions for inbound Contact Centre Authentication.
Nik Philpot, Eckoh’s CEO, commented:
"Eckoh has a long heritage of innovation. This new patent extends our extensive patent portfolio and further validates the skill and imagination of our talented team. The importance of creating and owning our IP cannot be overstated. It is critical for customers and partners alike to be confident that their supplier is providing a solution that does not potentially infringe on another’s IP – especially so when it deals with such a sensitive area as security.
We underpin our data and payment solutions globally with technology that is owned and patented by Eckoh. We continue to explore new ways to innovate and tackle the growing and evolving security needs of our clients across the globe."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Date Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021
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