Kakao Corp Selects Vonage for Next Generation Communications and to Safeguard its Platform against Fraud

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Vonage (Nasdaq: VG), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, has been selected by leading South Korea-based mobile services provider Kakao Corp to safeguard its platform against fraud and enhance the speed and efficiency of customer notifications.

Kakao Corp is using Vonage’s Number Insight Advanced API to authenticate new users of KakaoTalk, South Korea’s leading instant messaging mobile application, before sending them a verification PIN code via SMS to enable registration. The Vonage API identifies phone numbers around the world, assesses risk, prevents fraud and blocks fake accounts — all without relying on customer input. Using real-time phone number intelligence, Vonage’s API determines if a phone number is valid, reachable, a virtual number or landline, triggers step-up authentication when needed, and prevents costly fraudulent transactions.

Kakao Corp quickly and easily implemented Vonage’s Number Insight Advanced API within its existing platform without changing current processes and uses the solution synchronously to minimise time spent validating numbers.