LumenVox and OneVault partner to deliver state of the art Voice Biometrics
San Diego, CA, United States and Johannesburg, South Africa – LumenVox, a global leader in speech and authentication solutions, has partnered with South African industry leader OneVault to deliver state of the art Voice Biometrics solutions.
OneVault has been implementing Voice Biometric solutions in the South African marketplace for over 8 years. The company is consistently pushing the envelope with their technology, recently offering innovative multifactor authentication with the integration of biometrics into identity management platforms. As remote authentication becomes a business imperative, especially in Africa, OneVault is meeting the demand for secure technical and commercial biometric solutions.
Partnering with LumenVox, OneVault is now able to utilize LumenVox’ Voice Biometric algorithms, expertly crafted by the LumenVox team. The proprietary LumenVox technology will provide OneVault the opportunity to offer authentication solutions across a range of innovative channels and use cases. With this integration, OneVault can continue to deliver optimized and tailored biometric solutions, but with greater flexibility and agility, for enhanced productivity and protection.
“At OneVault we believe in the power of strengthening authentication. We are thrilled to be working with LumenVox to deliver cutting-edge biometric modalities that are so urgently needed by businesses to provide their customers with a convenient and secure channel,” said Paul Hutton, CEO of OneVault.
“OneVault and LumenVox bring a world of experience and insight into the biometrics field. Together I am confident we can fill a major gap within the biometrics market, specifically when it comes to tailored integration. OneVault has a proven track record of successful rollouts and meticulous tuning. Our technology combined with their conscientious team of experts will result in exciting development,” said Edward Miller, CEO of LumenVox.
The partnership between OneVault and LumenVox, has already facilitated the development of technological initiatives with the likes of South African Fraud Prevention Services (SAFPS) and Contactable. Together they look forward to broadening the traditional application of voice biometrics.
OneVault unlocks the power of the human voice to provide the most secure remote authentication channels available in the market today. They have developed a set of core competencies and IP unique across the African market. OneVault offers their clients secure, accessible, third-factor authentication that integrates convenience, efficiency and unparalleled peace of mind for both clients and customers.
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As the world continues to react to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the LumenVox team is readily prepared to help our clients deliver excellent customer service amid surmounting challenges. Here are a few LumenVox best practice ideas and relevant solutions that apply to the new sign of the times:
Best Practice #1: Play it safe.
It is important for everyone to deliver great customer service and balance the need to protect your staff. At LumenVox we are limiting staff travel and providing our headquarter offices with the option to work from home. Many of our colleagues are doing the same, as significant industry events have been rescheduled (See our new appearance dates here and watch this space for upcoming virtual events). In every business, people should come first.
Best Practice #2: Boost remote engagement technology.
Communication is key when daily life is disrupted. Customers rely upon remote channels to gather information. One way you can elevate your business’ remote engagement strategy is with automated outbound calling. LumenVox Call Progress Analysis enables innovative, tone-based outbound calling to inform customers of changes to times, events, etc. What’s special about LumenVox’ solution is that we can deliver a significantly higher payload compared to competitors, as our Call Progress Analysis is able to verify if an outbound call has been connected to a live person or an automated recording system. Additionally, we have such flexible licensing, we offer “bursting” to assist with higher than usual call volumes.
Best Practice #3: Ensure secure authentication.
Secure authentication is paramount as call centers are increasingly overloaded with calls. Do you have cutting-edge technology to make sure every customer is who they say they are? Voice biometrics protects and defends vulnerable voice channels from criminal activity. Both active and passive biometrics keep customer accounts secure, and the interaction seamless.
As for LumenVox, our technology is immune, always up and running and we are here to ensure no disruption of our products and services. We want you to be able to say the same. Let us know how we can help you keep your customers feeling connected and safe.
Recently the LumenVox team attended CCW to empower businesses to deliver seamless yet secure customer communication through advanced speech and authentication solutions. While there, we had the opportunity to have been interviewed by CrmXchange for their CCW Nashville 2020 column: Solution Providers and End Users Harmonize in Music City
Read our interview below, or download the eBook version here.
What are the key areas of focus for LumenVox?
Good question. We have zeroed in on the following:
Speech Recognition: This includes conversational IVR with text-to-speech capabilities that create a very functional, conversational IVR self-service.
Voice Biometrics: We get really excited about this, as it addresses a huge threat to businesses right now—fraud. Voice biometrics is used to keep customers safe, to secure authentication and keep the customer experience painless and easy. Businesses can implement voice biometrics using IVR, mobile applications or in the contact center.
In 2019 we hit over a million voiceprints. For 2020, our development team combined customer feedback with their biometric expertise and created a robust passive engine, which allows for machine learning to enhance features and customer benefits. With the inclusion of Deep Neural Network technology, LumenVox has positioned itself to provide higher accuracy, more fraud prevention tools and increased customer satisfaction/ service.
There are numerous companies in your space…how do your solutions stand out from your competitors?
We’re easier to work with in every way. Our company is very focused on our channel partners. And our customers rave about how flexible the architecture and capabilities are. Our consistently high NPS scores (currently 89) reflect how much they appreciate our responsiveness. All speech recognizers and text-to-speech engines perform the same tasks, but they really don’t offer the higher value that comes from our simple install-configure-use approach. Things like our built-in diagnostics make it quick and easy to set up or troubleshoot things, and the LumenVox Speech Tuner is the easiest product on the market to implement and improve the performance of your speech applications, based on real customer usage.
On the voice biometrics side, while we do the installation and training, we’re also very open and flexible: We have APIs that are easily integrated into a contact center agent’s desktop or CRM applications. We see this as an important differentiator because managers really want applications consolidated. So the capability to take our biometrics results and integrate that information smoothly makes it easier for everyone.
From an implementation services standpoint, we don’t lock our customers into having to use our professional services. We enable both our partners and IVR developers to work from various platforms, using their own services while deploying our speech recognition technology. Our holistic approach results in us being more competitive, or and cost-effective. We don’t think cutting-edge technology needs to come at a premium price. We want this technology to be available to everyone.
Can you define how biometrics work in the contact center?
All biometrics measure something you’re made of. We’re used to smartphones using fingerprints and facial recognition/ faceprints to authenticate us now. Makes you feel more secure, right? The call center is evolving, too, and with our technology can create the same level of protection using the human voice. An enterprise contact center obtains a sample of your voice and converts it into a secure file called a voiceprint. Once there’s a voiceprint on file, the next time you call into the center, you don’t have to answer those painful security questions (which, by the way, are often vulnerable to theft). Using a voiceprint means that as a consumer you have a better calling experience. And as a business, you get more security.
Is it possible to fraudulently manipulate a voice biometric? Can someone pick up a customer’s voice pattern or convincingly imitate them?
Well, even mothers can be fooled by twins. We don’t want to be so hubristic as to claim that we somehow have something over Mother Nature. But voice biometrics takes major precautions: We use multiple factors when creating the voiceprint. The human ear might not be able to detect an impersonator, but our solution will notice hundreds of subtle differences. A company can also use multiple phrases as an identifier or ask varying questions to prevent a breach.
The truth is customers understand that the threat is real and want an added layer of unique security. A recent study noted that 74% of Americans believe that biometrics is a more secure method of verifying accounts than traditional PINs and passwords. Hacks and data breaches are commonplace occurrences now. And there are long, long gaps in notification—customers may not know they were exposed for nine months sometimes. Since many people tend to use the same PINs and passwords for multiple accounts, they are vulnerable. Voice biometrics protects and defends privacy. It’s that simple.
In what industries are recognition technologies becoming prevalent?
Any and all, as the desire for a seamless customer-agent interaction increases. People want to reach a customer representative to solve the bigger, more complex problems and spend their valuable time self-servicing/ solving the easier ones on their own. We’re working more and more with financial institutions and healthcare providers, as we have the capabilities to not only enhance their IVR experience, but also provide stronger security. As businesses grow, we see these two factors go hand-in-hand. People want security, but they don’t want to compromise speed and efficiency to get it. Our —speech solutions provide the best of both worlds.
What are some of the tangible benefits of Natural Language Processing IVR applications?
NLU gives self-service that human touch that people really seek in the customer journey. It’s the best of all worlds: Customers can help themselves quickly, but can also feel as if they’re doing it effortlessly–with a fellow human mind at the helm. As for LumenVox, our new Conversational ASR combines 20 years of experience in Speech Recognition with the latest in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, allowing any business to build new AI-based IVR applications that support natural language processing and intent determination from an existing voice application platform (IVR). The best part is that as a business you really don’t have to start from scratch to do this. Text-based AI tools can be given a voice with LumenVox ASR. You can leverage your existing infrastructure and preferred tools to provide rich, voice based self-service that exceeds expectations.
Questions about our solutions? Contact us today!
LumenVox Active Voice Authentication combines with Genesys Customer Experience Platform to provide highly flexible and scalable authentication solutions to call centers
LumenVox has announced Active Voice Authentication is now available on the Genesys AppFoundry®, the industry’s largest dedicated marketplace focused on customer experience solutions. The AppFoundry allows Genesys customers from all market segments to discover and rapidly deploy a broad range of solutions that make it easier to interact with consumers, engage employees and optimize their workforce. Genesys® is the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions that delivers more than 70 billion remarkable customer experiences for organizations in over 100 countries.
The Active Voice Authentication easily integrates with Genesys Cloud™, to further protect the contact center and provide increased security to each interaction. With the ability to deliver advanced workflows and business rules, it can create a multitude of specialized text-dependent and text-prompted solutions. Plus, the platform is compatible with any Interactive Voice Response (IVR), web, or mobile application.
“Contact centers are increasingly vulnerable to the prevalence of social media data and the subsequent fraudulent attacks that result in account takeover. Our Active Voice Authentication system is a direct answer to the urgent need to protect and defend their customers. Our addition to the Genesys Cloud portfolio as an AppFoundry Premium Application means LumenVox can now offer Genesys customers a robust integrative authentication technology to accomplish just this,” said Edward Miller, CEO of LumenVox.
Using both highly flexible and scalable active voice biometric authentication solutions, contact centers that have incorporated LumenVox’ Active Voice Authentication report significantly reduced fraudulent activity, a dramatically improved customer experience and a lower agent handling time.
The LumenVox Active Voice Authentication is now available with Genesys Cloud, an all-in-one solution and the world’s leading public cloud contact center platform, that helps organizations provide better experiences to their customers and employees. With its robust feature set and open APIs, Genesys Cloud is flexible, scalable and built for rapid innovation.
LumenVox has also recently enhanced its partnership with Genesys by becoming an AppFoundry Managed Partner, selected as one of just 20 other elite members in the Genesys program.
To learn more about the specific features and benefits of LumenVox Active Authentication visit the LumenVox page on the Genesys AppFoundry.
Read the official release here.
LumenVox transforms customer communication. Our flexible and cost-effective technology enables you to create effortless, secure self-service and customer-agent interactions. We provide a complete suite of speech and multifactor authentication technology to make customer relations faster, stronger and safer than ever before. Our expertise is extensive—we support a multitude of applications for voice and facial biometrics, inclusive of passive and active authentication for fraud detection. And we do it all by putting you and your customers first.
San Diego, CA, United States and Frankfurt, Germany – February 12, 2020 – LumenVox, a global leader in speech and authentication solutions, officially partners with CCT Solutions, Germany to advance speech technology and positively transform the customer experience. CCT Solutions will integrate LumenVox’ solutions into their expanse of customer projects and market LumenVox as a featured solution partner.
CCT Solutions has been working for 20 years to streamline customer interactions, increase productivity and create deeper customer relationships for businesses across the globe. Like LumenVox, CCT solutions is comprised of a knowledgeable integration team as well as industry experts. CCT specializes in contact center & automation developments, featuring their very own ContactPro, which provides multiple components for omni-channel interactions. They primarily operate within Europe, offering professional support to world-renown Avaya in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Additionally, CCT has been developing a presence in the United States as well, serving industry giant, ConvergeOne.
Now CCT, as an official reseller of LumenVox, gives their customers direct access to the entire LumenVox speech and authentication portfolio. This includes LumenVox Automated Speech Recognizer, Text-to-Speech and Call Progress Analysis, as well as active, passive authentication and fraud detection. With these products CCT will provide end-to-end solutions along with holistic support, meeting any design, implementation or project management needs along the way. The partnership results in a seamless LumenVox integration to businesses with continuous, tailored support.
“CCT has demonstrated to us time and again that they are committed to crafting solutions that meet the highest standards of customer service. Their company has an impressive resume, with the ability to serve a myriad of industries,” said Edward Miller, CEO of LumenVox. “With CCT’s expertise and LumenVox’ development of advanced solutions, I have no doubt that we will increase productivity and strengthen security for customers and businesses alike.”
CCT Solutions provides comprehensive unified communications and contact center solutions for large and medium-sized companies. The company has many years of experience in contact center systems integration and expertise in meeting company-specific requirements (also by own application development) thus providing significantly increased value and efficiency in customer communication. CCT, with locations in the U.S., Germany and Switzerland, is a Technology Partner in the Avaya DevConnect program and a selected participant in the DevConnect Select Product Program (SPP). For more information visit the CCT website cct-solutions.com/en/
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