1 MIN READ - 15 Aug 2017-
In a previous blog, we discussed Flash SMS and how it’s used to ensure confidentiality with SMS messaging. Well, Messente’s API provides two more features that help hide message content:
1 MIN READ - 01 Aug 2017-
We’ve developed solid APIs for global SMS messaging and two-factor authentication, which are currently part of processes for hundreds of companies and facilitate thousands of transactions every day. Yet we aren’t stopping there. Effectively communicating with customers and securing customer account access online are two aspects of business technology we focus on. While there’s much more to business technology (much, much more,) these are the two areas which we strive to be the best.
That’s why we keep developing our tools to address evolving needs in the areas which we specialize.Read more
1 MIN READ - 01 Aug 2017-
Getting the most bang out of each buck in a marketing communication strategy requires solids budget estimation. Yet when the budget is broken halfway through the month, the questions arise: How did this happen? How have we sent twice as many SMS messages than we should have at this point? Well, this is where the multipart SMS comes into play.Read more
1 MIN READ - 26 Jul 2017-
Our SMS API connects with various software which send requests to deliver messages to millions of devices. Yet as no software is perfect, there have been cases where we have received requests to send an unusual number of messages from one account. Typically, this is a clear signal that a client’s system has a glitch and is sending messages that they did not plan on sending. While our goal is to deliver every SMS, we have a system in place to prevent looped messages from occurring.Read more
1 MIN READ - 18 Jul 2017-
Making an informed and educated decision when choosing a messaging partner requires navigation in the application-to-person (A2P) ecosystem. Asking the right questions early is the basis for avoiding costly mistakes and having a strong partnership. These five fundamental features will help you build a framework for asking questions and guide a structured conversation when shopping for an A2P vendorRead more
1 MIN READ - 11 Jul 2017-
8tracks, a social internet radio service, recently announced a data breach, losing a copy of their user database, which includes email addresses and passwords. While 8tracks ensures their users that passwords are encrypted, hashed, and salted, they still recommend that users change their passwords with their service. Their CEO also moved on to explaining that their (over) 18 million users “refrain from using the same password across multiple sites,” use a password manager, and user two-factor authentication.Read more
1 MIN READ - 10 Jul 2017-
Unauthorized access to accounts in the online trading industry should never be taken lightly and definitely leads to malicious or criminal activity, which not only concerns personal user data, but also financial transactions and the safekeeping clients’ money.
1 MIN READ - 26 Jun 2017-
Forgoing the need to integrate network operators everywhere you need messages delivered is one of the main advantages of using a global messaging platform. Each connection includes legalities, which includes reviewing several agreements and negotiating terms, and technical tasks, like setting up the connections. So, a single company going through this process on their own would invest a lot of time doing things that have already been done by a messaging platform. Also, the company would end up with higher pricing from network operators, as it has much less traffic.Read more
1 MIN READ - 09 Jun 2017-
To the bank, credit card company, and investment firm I work with: I trust you. I really do.
If I didn’t, I wouldn’t put my hard-earned money in your hands. While I’m not a Certified Financial Analyst, I am financially savvy, so I understand that we have a mutually beneficial relationship. From a high-level, banks use the money I deposit to sell loans and invest in other financial instruments. Credit card companies make money on interest charges, other fees, and transaction fees from merchants. The brokerage firm makes money through fees on my account. On the other hand, all I expect is that you are honest about your services, provide returns, and keep my money safe.Read more
1 MIN READ - 07 Jun 2017-
Centralization /(sɛntrəlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun - the action or process of bringing activities together in one place.
In the era of globalization and communication through technology, businesses no longer have borders and it's very common for companies to offer services from Germany to Zimbabwe, in multiple markets, and different continents. However, offering services in multiple countries leads to cooperating with a longer, more complicated list of partners.Read more
1 MIN READ - 05 Jun 2017-
For those customers who choose not to integrate our API into their systems, Messente provide an option to send SMS messages through our dashboard via our web tool. SMS messages can be sent to individual phone numbers, or to bulk groups --here’s how it’s done.Read more
1 MIN READ - 31 May 2017-
Despite the straightforward question, comparing services objectively can be very complex, as they cover a wide range of specifics, often requiring specialized knowledge. Luckily, there are several best practices to follow.Read more
1 MIN READ - 29 May 2017-
Timeliness is key with client communication. Whether informing them of the status of a transaction, a change in service, or drawing attention to a critical aspect of the business (such as a late payment,) it is crucial to have the highest possibility of reaching the client as quickly as possible.Read more
1 MIN READ - 22 May 2017-
Do you use the same password for multiple online services? I know I did. I also used to have a list of about five passwords with various complexity, which were used depending on the service. Then, I changed my behavior.
Using the same password (or pool of passwords) is definitely not secure. If your password and username, which is usually your email address, leaks from one web service, all other service using the same combination are immediately compromised.Read more
1 MIN READ - 12 May 2017-
The idea of vendor or supplier consolidation is not new, although it tends to be a fad every few years. It’s as if every time a new type of product or service is created, or variation thereof, businesses onboard a new vendor partner. Eventually, someone in the business (usually in accounting) realizes that they’re paying a lot of different bills for similar products and service, and sends the business down a path of consolidation. While the benefits of consolidation seem obvious, drawbacks do exist, especially with software partners.Read more
1 MIN READ - 05 May 2017-
Transparency is an important principle we have always followed while developing Messente’s messaging platform. Our philosophy of transparency is to give our clients and partners full access to all information regarding their messages and delivery quality. The paramount component of transparency is the ability to track every single message in a real time.Read more
1 MIN READ - 23 Nov 2016-
The number of different industry events has grown a lot over the last years so picking the right one to attend can be a huge task. From location to pricing and from speakers to booth options - there are a lot to consider before committing yourself to a selected few to tackle.Read more
1 MIN READ - 23 Aug 2016-
Past years have raised quite a few alarms for a lot of people and making them question the level of security of their online data. Just recently over 100 million LinkedIn usernames and passwords stolen in 2012 appeared online and one of the largest online dating sites AshleyMadison.com suffered a large scale breach with 25GB of critical data including user information was stolen. These are just two out of too many hacks that clearly demonstrate how easy it is to take control of your personal data.Read more
1 MIN READ - 28 Sep 2015-
SMS is a great tool for marketing campaigns - it’s cost efficient, with one of the highest conversion rates, and it’s super simple to get started. That all sounds great, but it is vital to monitor the traffic, as well to understand how did the users carry out what you planned for them to do on your site.Read more
1 MIN READ - 09 May 2016-
Sure, SMS might be old, but it’s a newly-accepted retail solution. If you’re trying to keep your balance in the industry, you need to innovate. Today’s retail marketers are getting creative, and they’re rolling out astounding deals through text messages.
1 MIN READ - 03 Feb 2016-
We’re very excited to bring you our latest upgrade to Messente’s 2-step verification products - the phone number verification widget. It’s a tool which makes user authentication and phone number verification completely plug and play for developers.Read more
1 MIN READ - 08 Dec 2015-
Based on the latest surveys on retail consumers' intentions and reactions we offer three simple thoughts how to be top of mind for the last decisive weeks of this year’s Christmas rush.
1 MIN READ - 04 Dec 2015-
A2P messaging is steadily growing among FinTech and P2P industries as they use it in various service processes. The key growth driver for the global A2P SMS market is the increasing number of businesses who are starting to use transaction and post-transaction confirmation notifications and security based one time PIN codes (2-step verification).
Based on our experience with P2P platforms and FinTech companies, these are most common ways SMS messages are used in the service process.
1 MIN READ - 30 Jun 2015-
Here are a few tips to streamline your first and last mile logistics communication.
1 MIN READ - 20 May 2015-
A significant part in delivering SMS messages is receiving delivery information. Apart from the basic delivery report, there are protocols that help us to identify the status of a phone number more precisely.Read more
1 MIN READ - 24 Mar 2015-
After Apple introduced a modern smartphone to the world in 2007, having internet connection and a camera on your phone has become a standard on smartphones. This is where the downfall of SMS messaging started.Read more
1 MIN READ - 24 Feb 2015-
Recent high-profile data breaches have become a permanent concern to many private and public organizations.
1 MIN READ - 11 Feb 2015-
One of the key trends of 2015 for web apps and services will likely be a much wider adoption of 2-step verification.
1 MIN READ - 16 Dec 2014-
TOP 4 tips for better notification messages.Read more
1 MIN READ - 02 Dec 2014-
Security is a growing concern to many companies when their clients need to login and handle confidential information. The more data we use online, the more possible data leaks there is.Read more
1 MIN READ - 02 Nov 2014-
Traditional Person To Person (P2P) messaging saw a decline for the first time last year, conversely to quickly growing popularity of various Over The Top (OTT) messaging services like WhatsApp, Viber, iMessage etc.Read more
1 MIN READ - 27 Aug 2014-
How to Whitelist IP Address Range for Messente APIRead more
1 MIN READ - 26 Jan 2014-
Here at Messente we know how important it is to manage authentication within your applications, while keeping the logic clean and possibly automated.
1 MIN READ - 12 Jan 2014-
SMPP has long been industry standard for sending SMS over the Internet but HTTP API’s have quietly made it’s way to the top.Read more
1 MIN READ - 29 Dec 2013-
We all know the importance and quality of interaction brands can receive by communicating with their customers via SMS message.Read more
1 MIN READ - 20 Oct 2013-
Implementing SMS messaging to your existing web app is always a hassle and takes some time to get everything right.Read more
1 MIN READ - 25 Aug 2013-
Silent SMS: So quiet, that you will never hear it comingRead more
1 MIN READ - 25 Apr 2017-
In a recent article (it's in Estonian, but you'll get the gist of it in this blog,) Tele2 - a local mobile network operator in the Baltics - highlighted a few interesting trends about the growth and decline of certain types of SMS messaging traffic.Read more
1 MIN READ - 24 Nov 2015-
Come and meet Messente at this years Messaging and SMS World conference in London, UK (1st - 2nd December).
1 MIN READ - 10 Nov 2014-
Current api2.messente.com HTTPS certificate will expire on 15. November 2014.
1 MIN READ - 20 Oct 2014-
On 14th October the OpenSSL team reported that version 3 of Secure Sockets Layer (SSLv3) is vulnerable at protocol level – called Phttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POODLE OODLE attack (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption).Read more