The two-step authentication service Authy has today announced that it has been acquired by Twillo.

First started in November 2014, the service has had over 1 million active users since it launched and allows companies and users to secure their services/ accounts with two-step authentication in a sleek and easy to use manner.

As part of Twillo, the service will now be able to use APIs that allow developers to integrate SMS and voice calls into their apps, with the company stating that they are looking to provide a cloud-based API for developers to embed two-factor verification into any application.

User identity is core to secure communications, and businesses need a simple and more cost-effective way to validate user identity. Together, Authy and Twilio will address the growing need for stronger authentication methods in an increasingly connected world. Passwords aren’t enough anymore.

There are few companies who share our dedication to excellence, to developers, and to building the tools that empower smart people to solve challenging problems. We’re excited about what the future holds as we join the Twilio family and accelerate adoption of authentication and identity for all apps.

To us, this is a rare match and a fantastic opportunity to make two sympatico visions one.

Author already helps over 6,000 websites add two factor authentication, including big name companies like Coinable can Cloudflare. Twillo also revealed that it currently has over 500,000 registered developers on its service, making the pairing of the two quite spectacular.

After the acquisition has been completed Authy will continue to run its services from its current website, alongside its already existing iOS, Android, Windows and Mac applications.

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Source: Authy

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