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Pindrop® Security Receives Innovation Award at the 2015 AURP Awards of Excellence

ATLANTA – Oct. 21, 2015 – Pindrop Security, the leading provider of call center authentication and anti-fraud solutions for enterprise call centers, today announced that it has been awarded the 2015 Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Innovation Award, which recognizes university research park companies that have produced substantial and meaningful products or services. Pindrop is receiving this award for its Fraud Detection System (FDS) that protects enterprise call centers from fraud. Now in use by the top financial services, retail and insurance companies in the U.S., Pindrop Security’s technology stood out to AURP for its ability to reduce call center operational cost by more than 50 percent.

Pindrop Security is recognized for solving a real-world problem that has a significant impact on businesses and consumers alike.“When we started Pindrop Security, we were incredibly lucky to have access to Atlanta’s leading investors and entrepreneurs who were closely tied to the university community. We not only got the support we needed early on in our growth, but have also taken advantage of the innovation coming out of Georgia Tech and find that it is a wonderful place to recruit top talent,” said Vijay Balasubramaniyan, co-founder and CEO of Pindrop Security. “The AURP Innovation Award is a validation of our emphasis on supporting the thriving Atlanta tech scene through engaging a community of researchers, investors, entrepreneurs and businesses.”

The technology behind Pindrop Security was developed by Balasubramaniyan as part of his doctoral thesis while a student in the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. The company has had the benefit of working with the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), one of Atlanta’s most prominent technology incubators during the early stages of its growth.

The Association of University Research Parks is a professional association of university related research and science parks. AURP’s mission is to foster innovation, commercialization and economic growth through university, industry and government partnerships.


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About Pindrop Security:
Pindrop Security provides enterprise solutions to secure phone and voice communications. Pindrop solutions reduce fraud losses and authentication expense for some of the largest call centers in the world. Pindrop’s patented Phoneprinting™ technology can identify, locate and authenticate phone devices uniquely just from the call audio thereby detecting fraudulent calls as well as verifying legitimate callers. Pindrop has been selected by the world’s largest banks, insurers, brokerages and retailers, detecting over 80% of fraud, even for attackers never seen before. Pindrop solutions are allowing enterprise call centers to reduce call time and improve their customers’ experience even while reducing fraud losses. Pindrop is restoring confidence in the security of phone-based transactions.