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An easy way to add more confidentiality - hiding SMS content

- 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:

  • Content no-store
  • Content hashing

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Join us to learn how we're helping people #TurnOn2FA

- 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. 

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Tools to avoid breaking the budget with SMS

- 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.

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Delivering every SMS while protecting from spam issues

- 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.

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5 Fundamentals to selecting an A2P provider

- 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 vendor

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Yet another hack that 2FA could have prevented: 8tracks

- 1 MIN READ - 11 Jul 2017

The irony here is uncanny.

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.

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Preventing fraud in online brokerage accounts

- 1 MIN READ - 10 Jul 2017

Who do you trust with your money?

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.  

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An easy way to ensure confidentiality: Flash SMS

- 1 MIN READ - 03 Jul 2017

SMS has some tricks up its sleeve. While familiar to most as a simple communication tool, SMS also provides solutions for both confidential and time sensitive situations. This is where flash SMS comes into play.

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How we help with the regulations of global messaging

- 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.

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Your sales lab time is scarce

- 1 MIN READ - 20 Jun 2017

In the series about sales research, I touched upon allocating about 30% of your research time on finding new ideas and possibilities around sales tactics. But how do you actually do it and what do you look for?

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