YouMail's patent-pending and patented spam identification technology can identify badly behaving numbers through a single call to any of its more than 10 million YouMail users.
FREMONT, CA: YouMail, a leading provider of consumer security services, and Avira, a leading multinational cybersecurity company, declared a joint partnership that will provide Avira with access to YouMail's best-in-class scam and spam call identification technologies, which will be utilized to improve further mobile calling security in Avira's services and products.
The FTC Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book highlighted that in 2019, there were 821,682 reports indicating more than $493 million dollars lost to ID theft and other scams, all from conversations that started from a phone call. These calls were the largest source of such fraud, making it imperative to keeping fraudulent calls from ever reaching consumers.
YouMail's patent-pending and patented spam identification technology can identify badly behaving numbers through a single call to any of its more than 10 million YouMail users. It can also determine the probability of a call from any given US phone number being problematic, and can correctly label the caller, such as "Health Insurance Telemarketing" or "IRS Scam." This real-time call labeling and scoring database is accessible through the YouMail API, which is utilized by the YouMail Android and iPhone apps to reliably find out and block scams and spam, to send questionable calls to voicemail when a phone number is being spoofed or has a mix of legal and illegal call traffic, and to label incoming callers appropriately.
"YouMail's goal is to help protect everyone in America, whether it's through our top-rated robocall blocking apps, or whether it's letting others leverage APIs to access our data on robocallers to build new and useful services," stated Alex Quilici, CEO of YouMail. "We're very excited to be partnering with Avira, given their robust security offerings and leadership position in the security space."
"At Avira, our mission is to protect people in the connected world against the many cybercriminals that are out to take advantage of us through technology," stated Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. "We're proud to partner with YouMail to offer another layer of protection to our customers in North America through their best-in-class robocall blocking technology."