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Authy + Twilio

Today we are super excited to announce that Authy is becoming a part of Twilio. This might come as a surprise as we announced our last round of funding just a few months ago, but it’s not if you know a bit more about our companies combined history.

Authy and Twilio’s relationship dates back to 2012.

Back then we had this big vision of making strong authentication widely available to everyone – including those without a smartphone. The telecom network (cell phones and landlines) is ubiquitous, so we chose to build our service on top of it. With this in mind, we chose to work with Twilio. Since then Twilio has been powering the delivery of our authentication codes via text messages and phone calls worldwide.

So when Twilio’s CEO, Jeff Lawson, approached us at the end of last year with a bold idea of how our companies could work together even more closely to accelerate this vision, we listened. A few months later we decided to join him and his team to make this a reality.

Today, we officially start this new journey alongside Twilio.

So are things going to change? Absolutely. We’re putting the pedal to the metal and accelerating across all of our initiatives. First, our R&D team we’ll be significantly expanding in the coming months. Second, we’ll start providing 24/7 support across all time zones worldwide. And lastly, we will begin offering the best prices to all of our customers – in the coming months all Authy customers will benefit from Twilio’s volume pricing.

However, some things won’t change.

Our mission and need to make strong authentication more human is stronger than ever. Expect the same level of commitment and quality of service from us as you’ve had in the past. Authy is here to stay—same name, same brand—only now backed by a major organization with tremendous expertise in building large scale, easy to use but still powerful developer friendly platforms.

The future is brighter than ever and we’re excited about what we’re going to achieve together. Stay tuned, 2015 is going to get even better. Passwords are dead.

To read more about the acquisition see:
Press Release
Twilio’s Blog
Authy and Twilio

If you are a developer, you should add Authy today:
Authy Tutorial

About the author Simon Thorpe

Simon works in the product group at Authy and has over 15 years of experience in the security and identity management space. Working at companies like Oracle, Microsoft and Okta, he has spent a lot of time understanding and architecting solutions to secure all sorts of information. At Authy he works closely with the whole team to deliver a world class solution for developers to build security into their applications.

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