Nashville, TN February 1, 2016—Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems is pleased to announce today that Peerless Network, a leading provider of carrier and enterprise interconnection services, has licensed the Protector solution. Protector is an automated fraud management system (FMS) that provides real-time fraud protection by monitoring records for events outside acceptable usage thresholds based on specific customers and types of calls. Peerless Network is deploying the FMS to protect themselves and their enterprise customers from international toll fraud.

“Fraud directly affects revenue and can negatively impact relations with our customers; therefore, fraud management is essential to our business strategy,” explained Jim Brewer of Peerless Network VP, Voice Services. “We selected Protector based on its ability to quickly and cost-effectively identify and alert us to all types of toll fraud.”

Protector is widely recognized as the industry’s most reliable and affordable tool for combatting telecommunications fraud. It works by distinguishing communications fraud from legitimate customer usage. Because Protector employs dynamic usage profiling and proprietary monitoring metrics to identify suspicious activity, it detects all types of fraud—even the newest schemes. Protector instantly notifies analysts when suspicious activity occurs, with higher risk incidents triggering additional, more frequent notifications and escalation alerts. The system also includes an integrated case management and investigation tool. Equinox Executive Vice President, David West, had this to say, “With twenty-nine years’ experience in the telecom industry, Equinox is uniquely positioned to address the fraud mitigation challenges that a carrier like
Peerless Network faces. We are proud to join Peerless Network in this latest venture and look forward to serving their future needs.”

About Peerless Network

Peerless Network, Inc. is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services focused on simplifying how networks, devices, and people connect. Headquartered in Chicago, Peerless is the premier voice interconnection provider for wireless carriers, cable telephony, CLEC, enhanced service providers and telecom-intensive enterprise companies. For more information about the company, its products, and services,

About Equinox

Since 1986, Equinox has helped telecom customers around the globe protect and optimize revenue. The company offers a full range of business assurance solutions that address profitability and network efficiency issues, including data mediation, fraud management, revenue/expense management, routing assurance, usage analytics, network analysis, and custom application development. Equinox is an established solutions provider for the wireless sector with experience in: wireless data verification; cell site traffic analysis; mobile traffic reporting; external/carrier bill validation; roaming usage verification and audit; and subscriber market analysis.
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