Device binding using strong SIM-based authentication

The need to secure customer transactions and prevent identity fraud is becoming more urgent as regulation increases. tru.ID offers a strong device possession factor that verifies the mobile number and SIM directly with the mobile network.

Device binding using strong SIM-based authentication


The challenge

New guidelines for device binding and strong customer authentication

Existing MFA solutions no longer provide sufficient security

Existing MFA solutions no longer provide sufficient security

Insecure passwords are the leading cause of breaches, but 2FA using SMS OTP or email only provide the optics of security.

Regulators are responding with requirements for better 2FA

Regulators are responding with requirements for better 2FA

Whether it's the Reserve Bank of India, the UK's FCA guidelines for SCA, or the EU's PSD2 rules, officials are focusing on 2FA.

Regulated businesses must implement strong customer authentication

Businesses must implement strong customer authentication

Digital businesses operating in financial services, such as banks, payments, or crypto, must comply or risk fraud and fines.

The solution

Device binding and authentication using mobile number and SIM

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Real-time device checking

tru.ID APIs use the same technology as mobile networks to definitively confirm an active SIM card and the associated mobile phone number, in real time.

Device binding and authentication using mobile number and SIM
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No room for fraud

With no password or user PII shared, attackers have no point of entry. The mobile network infrastructure prevents the risk of man-in-the-middle attacks.

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Only real mobile identities

tru.ID filters out virtual or burner numbers to only provide verification of mobile phone identities that are associated with a mobile network.

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Smooth user experience

Unlike other forms of MFA, there's no codes to type, or emails to check. Users simply confirm their phone number for near-instant authentication. 


Mobile network authentication

Powerful SIM-based security, ready for your app

The SIM card: small but strong

The SIM card has a unique cryptographic key, the same chip technology as a bank card, and is housed in solid-state storage that's tamper-resistant, making it a strong proof of possession.

No need to login: security without user input

Network authentication doesn't require user action, neither does tru.ID. Verification happens silently by matching the SIM to the mobile identity, providing a superior user experience.

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Benefits

Your app, with tru.ID

frictionless security

Frictionless security

Legacy account authentication comes with convoluted passwords, forgettable security questions, and inadequate 2FA. tru.ID offers a strong device possession factor by tapping into the mobile network's formidable security infrastructure.

Superior user experience

Multifactor authentication interrupts user journeys. Verification with tru.ID does away with poor authentication UX. Users no longer need to leave an app to check email, type codes, or wait for a SMS OTP.

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Identity fraud prevention

With real-time checking of mobile phone identities, and no virtual or burner numbers, you can be sure when legitimate users are in-session and build extra step-up checks for suspicious activity.

tru.ID: truly different

Let us show you how tru.ID can transform your user account authentication. Get in touch.

How tru.ID works

Powerful security, proven technology, now an API

Real-time checks, directly with the network

Real-time, deterministic network authentication

tru.ID provides a lookup of the mobile number and SIM card status directly with the mobile operator, in real-time — so you can be certain that the given phone number is associated with that SIM.

SIM checking to detect potential SIM swap activity

As well as verifying mobile credentials, tru.ID checks for recent changes of the SIM. If there has been a change, extra security challenges can be implemented in accordance to business policies.

SIM change checks to detect SIM swapping
Low-code API platform with companion auth app

Low-code API platform built to the OIDC standard

The tru.ID platform provides a modern customer authentication solution, with developer-friendly APIs, comprehensive tutorials for leading coding stacks, and SDKs for Android and iOS.

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