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Early Warning Acquires Authentify

Early Warning Acquires Authentify


Authentify, a company that offers phone-based, multifactor authentication to more than 1,200 financial institutions and e-commerce companies, today announced it will soon be acquired.

The acquirer is Chicago-based Early Warning, a company owned and governed by the largest banks in the U.S. and which provides risk-management solutions to 1,100 banks, government entities, and companies. Once the Authentify acquisition is under its belt, Early Warning will bolster its current offering with a multifactor authentication solution that integrates multiple channels and authentication methods.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


This is not Early Warning’s first move to broaden its offerings. In 2013, the Arizona-based company partnered with Payfone to combine device and customer-identity authentication with transaction data to ensure security. Early Warning has an equity stake in Payfone.

Authentify was founded in 1999 and Peter Tapling is CEO. The company demonstrated 2CHK at FinovateFall 2011.