Compare tru.ID verification to authenticator apps

There are a lot of ways to authenticate users, and one of the more established forms of two-factor authentication are authenticator apps that users download to receive time-limited codes. See how tru.ID’s verification using the pairing of the mobile number and SIM compare so you can make an informed decision about the security solution that’s right for your business.

Authenticator Apps

tru.ID

Security factor

authenticator apps
App-generated codes are a
possession factor
and are harder to steal, but require the user to download extra software.
tru.ID
tru.ID is a much stronger
possession factor
that proves possession of a SIM card which has the expected number.

Accompanying identity or credential

authenticator apps
A mobile device
tru.ID
Mobile phone number

Risk of compromise

authenticator apps
Low
tru.ID
Low

User effort required

authenticator apps
High
tru.ID
Minimal

Data Collected

authenticator apps
None
tru.ID
None

Requires managing a user database?

authenticator apps
Yes
tru.ID
No

Susceptible to Man-in-the-middle attacks?

authenticator apps
Yes
tru.ID
No

Susceptible to SIM Swaps?

authenticator apps
Yes
tru.ID
No

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