Two powerhouse mobile ecosystem leaders unite to combat messaging fraud: netnumber, the world-leading provider of phone number intelligence data, and WMC Global, a 17-year pioneer in mobile threat intel, just announced they have joined forces in a strategic partnership to fight messaging fraud. This first-of-its-kind partnership combines netnumber’s real-time and intelligent communications verification tools with WMC Global’s comprehensive mobile threat intelligence platform, strengthening trust across mobile communications.
This unique alliance creates the robust ability to combat sophisticated financial fraud attempts by correlating critical threat validation data, reducing vulnerabilities from existing data decentralization across the global mobile communications ecosystem.
The Complex Mobile Ecosystem Landscape and Fraud Prevention Data
Consistent threats of banking fraud today create strain on mission-critical brand communications and mobile services across mobile network operator (MNO), CPaaS, financial, OTT and enterprise environments. Though the mobile ecosystem continues to introduce innovative cybersecurity tools to protect consumers, the fragmentation of fraud prevention data across the industry and the resulting complexity of integrating non-normalized data creates damaging gaps in security. With this collaboration, WMC Global and netnumber combine their respective expertises with their leading mobile fraud solutions to deliver an industry-first fix that bridges these gaps and creates a safer mobile landscape.
“Fraud is a hot-button issue within the financial services landscape, and we’re committed to empowering the organizations in this global ecosystem with more tools, knowledge and support to combat it. Our real-time and extensive data-based solutions, paired with our team’s expansive experience building and securing trust across global routing and provisioning use cases, enabled us to solve a variety of complex challenges within the mobile communications sphere. Now, we’re excited to take our efforts to the next level to meet evolving demands,” comments Steve Legge, President and CEO of netnumber.
Better Together in the Fight Against Messaging Fraud
Together, netnumber and WMC Global can now offer the industry a transformational level of precise, centralized phone number and fraud information. WMC Global uses its tools to scan suspicious text messages and URLs, determines if they are malicious, and delivers proprietary validated threat intelligence to netnumber, which incorporates the data into its existing registries. The resulting level of unparalleled verifiable insight can be employed to deny fraudsters’ access to messaging entry points as well as the entire delivery chain, protecting the messaging ecosystem and brands’ reputations with MNOs.
“WMC Global and netnumber share common goals and commitments to shaping the future of mobile security and fraud protection,” notes Ian Matthews, President and CEO of WMC Global. “Our combined expertise and service portfolios make us an ideal match, and together, we’re creating a robust process for removing bad actors from messaging environments, in turn contributing to greater trust in mobile communications.”
To learn more about netnumber, visit www.netnumber.com.