Twilio Acquire Authy Two Factor Authentication Service

In an email sent to its users along with a blog post by The Founder & CEO of Authy, Daniel Palacio announced that Twilio Acquired Authy.

We are excited to let you know that Authy has joined Twilio, the world’s most popular cloud communications platform.

For the people who still don’t know what Authy is, you can say it’s the perfect Two Factor Authentication service that I personally use to protect both my site and my server, while Twilio is a cloud communication service that offer phones, VoIP, and messaging on the web.

Authy has been my go-to Two Factor Authentication Service for a long time now, and I’ve written a great review about it that you can read here.

In the announcement Daniel talks about some of the changes that will come in the near future thanks to this acquisition like:

  • R&D (Research and development) team we’ll be significantly expanding in the coming months.
  • 24/7 support across all time-zones worldwide. And lastly.
  • Authy customers will benefit from Twilio’s volume pricing.

Jeff Lawson Co-Founder & CEO of Twilio also announced on their blog that Twilio will take advantage of what Authy offer and make it easier for their customers to implement Two Factor Authentication:

 we’re excited today to announce that the Authy team is joining Twilio, bringing a world-class Strong User Authentication API into the Twilio product mix. Authy’s REST APIs and SDKs implement Two Factor Authentication and Phone Verification as a service – so as a developer looking to verify customer identity, you get to git commit faster than ever before. Their API’s let you incorporate two factor, like an SMS or TOTP verification, into your login flow, as well as phone number verification APIs your mobile app signup / signin experience. You can also finally offer TOTP that doesn’t suck – via the Authy mobile app.

I’m really excited to see all the new things that will come from this acquisition and I really hope that Twilio don’t mess Authy up…I’m looking at you Microsoft…I’m looking at you twice actually!

You can read the full press release here.