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Nuance and TRUSTID Partner to Help Contact Centers Streamline Customer Authentication and Fight Fraud

TRUSTID Authenticates Call Origination, Nuance Voice Biometrics Identifies Customers by Voice: The Combination Shortens Calls and Beats Fraudsters

BURLINGTON, Mass., – July 10, 2014 – Nuance Communications, Inc., today announced that it has partnered with TRUSTID, Inc., a leader in contact center authentication technology, to help contact centers streamline customer authentication and fight fraud at the same time.

Nuance voice biometrics detects the unique characteristics of a person’s voice to create a voiceprint, which is used within contact centers to confirm a customer’s identity – simply from their conversation with a contact center agent. As a result, a growing number of contact centers are replacing intrusive and time-consuming security questions – mother’s maiden name, where you went to high school, and so on – with Nuance voice biometrics-based systems.

TRUSTID’s innovative solution uses proprietary real-time telephone network forensics technology to determine if a call is trustworthy or not. The solution validates legitimate calls while detecting calls that are spoofed, hacked and otherwise manipulated.

Used separately, the Nuance and TRUSTID systems significantly enhance security and convenience, reducing fraud and shortening the time customers and agents spend on calls. However, contact centers that use Nuance and TRUSTID in combination can see an even greater reduction in average handling time (AHT), a strengthening of security and anti-fraud measures, and significant reductions in operating costs. Nuance and TRUSTID are partnering to promote and deliver their combined solutions to contact centers within leading enterprises, including financial and telecommunications organizations.

“Like Nuance, TRUSTID is focused on using innovative and unique technology to solve big problems. Fraud is a consistent challenge for contact centers, one that has persisted for decades because countermeasures have largely relied on what the contact center knows about you,” said Robert Weideman, executive vice president and general manager for the Enterprise Division of Nuance. “Our partnership with TRUSTID allows Nuance to provide an end-to-end solution for authentication and fraud detection – from the point a call is placed through to when the person speaks to the contact center agent.”

“Criminals are able to collect a treasure-trove of personal information from a range of public sources and, as a result, are often better at answering identity interrogation questions than the legitimate customers they are defrauding,” said Patrick Cox, CEO of TRUSTID, Inc. “Combining Nuance Voice Biometrics with TRUSTID call validation before the call is answered, dramatically improves security and convenience and, in turn, customer satisfaction. We are very excited about working with Nuance to bring to market a combined authentication solution that is truly best in class for contact centers.”

About TRUSTID, Inc.

TRUSTID, Inc. is a leading provider of phone ownership-authentication solutions that improve customer experience, reduce costs and mitigate fraud. TRUSTID automatically, instantly and invisibly verifies customer identities, significantly reducing identity-interrogation time. For more information, please visit

About Nuance Communications, Inc

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit

Nuance and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

TRUSTID is a registered trademark of TRUSTID, Inc.

Nuance Communications Contact:
Erica Hill

TRUSTID, Inc. Contact:
Patrick Cox

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