Pindrop Partners With Carahsoft to Help Government Agencies Reduce Caller Fraud & Prevent Crime
Atlanta, GA & Reston, VA – (August 16, 2016) – Pindrop, a pioneer in voice-fraud prevention and authentication, today announced a partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Pindrop’s master government aggregator, making the company’s phone channel authentication and anti-fraud detection solutions available to the public sector via Carahsoft’s GSA schedule.
“Carahsoft has an excellent reputation for bringing innovative technology to the government marketplace and we are excited to partner with them to expand the application of our uniquely smart anti-fraud detection solutions,” said Eric Forseter, Vice President of Federal and Public Sector at Pindrop. “With criminals and terrorists using sophisticated social engineering to gain access to classified information, law enforcement and public sector call centers need a security solution that can discerningly identify high risk callers from legitimate ones.”
Government agencies have few ways to determine whether the person they are speaking to on the phone is who they say they are. Pindrop solutions help protect these organizations by combining phone channel authentication and anti-fraud detection technology to assess the true identity of callers. This enables agencies to better protect citizen and government data, increase public safety, reduce abuse of resources, and stop fraud loss.
Pindrop’s Phoneprinting™ technology scores calls based on audio, geo-location and phone number reputation characteristics to determine each caller’s unique risk level. In near real-time, Pindrop can identify a caller’s true location and device type. The Phoneprint™ analysis is highly resilient and able to detect voice distortion, caller ID spoofing, gateway hijacking, and other obfuscation techniques. Pindrop can also identify multiple callers associated with the same Phoneprint™ analysis, which also allows agencies to detect and track fraud rings.
“With the addition of Pindrop to our cybersecurity portfolio, we are now able to offer our government customers and reseller partners with anti-fraud call center technology that discovers fraudsters almost immediately,” said Brian O’Donnell, Vice President of Security Solutions at Carahsoft. “By detecting threats sooner and with more accuracy, government agencies are able to reduce fraud losses through the phone channel and authentication expenses while improving the overall caller experience.”
Pindrop’s identity assessment and fraud detection solutions are available immediately via Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y. For more information, contact Carahsoft at 703-871-8539 or [email protected]; or view State & Local Call Center Fraud, an on-demand webcast, to learn about how Pindrop’s smart call center solutions can benefit state and local government agencies.
Pindrop 2016 Phone Fraud Report
Pindrop 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. Our solutions are allowing our customers 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.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.
The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Open Source, HPE Software, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry’s fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.