The 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors For 2012


Pindrop Security

Atlanta

Category: Security

Top Executive: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, co-founder and CEO

Pindrop Security was named one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies at the 2012 RSA conference. The company's acoustical fingerprinting technology detects fraudulent calls and authenticates legitimate callers. Pindrop claims its technology is the first to "fingerprint" individual phone calls. In detecting fraud, the company's caller-ID product identifies key attributes of any phone call, including the device, call path and geographic point of origin. Pindrop technology extracts the acoustical fingerprint and analyzes it either through Software-as-a-Service or on-premise software. In addition to authentication and fraud detection, features in the company's product include reporting and workflow management. Pindrop customers are in the financial services, telecommunications, health-care and online retail industries.