Diaphonics, a leading provider of IT security solutions based on biometric voice verification, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. The fifth-annual elite AO 100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to be eligible for the AO 100 list, companies had to be peer-nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than 1,000 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.

Diaphonics and the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007 will be honored at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to be held July 31 – Aug 2, at Stanford University. The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The idea behind the AO 100 top private companies list is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global technology industry.

Diaphonics uses biometric voice verification for advanced telephone-based authentication. With voice verification, a caller’s identity is confirmed by a spoken password that is matched to a pre-recorded vocal template, or voiceprint. The company’s solutions are used today in banking, enterprise help-desk, law enforcement and other industries. Diaphonics’ delivery platforms, Spike Server and SpikeCore, are designed to integrate easily with automated speech and touch-tone Interactive Voice Response systems.

"The AlwaysOn 100 companies will shape the future of our globally-connected technology environment," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "We were inundated with nominations from leading companies driven by tomorrow's thought leaders and technology visionaries who are hard at work pushing the limits of innovation. My congratulations to the AlwaysOn 100 winners — these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year."

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Companies can be found at:HTTP://ALWAYSON.GOINGON.COM/PERMALINK/POST/15899.

“We are honored to be recognized as an AlwaysOn Top 100 winner,” said Andy Osburn, Diaphonics’ president and CEO. “Diaphonics takes pride in delivering the most innovative and user-friendly voice verification solutions, and this award is a tribute to the talent and hard work of the entire Diaphonics team.”

About The AlwaysOn Stanford Summit
The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The Stanford Summit features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The Stanford Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

About Diaphonics (WWW.DIAPHONICS.COM)
Diaphonics helps organizations fight ID fraud, save costs and enhance compliance procedures with security solutions based on voice biometrics. Diaphonics’ Spike Server is a complete hardware and software platform that confirms the identity of callers with biometric voice verification and creates an audit trail of all interactions. Today, companies rely on Spike Server for two-factor authentication, secure wire transfers, PIN/password resets and other important transactions.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and GoingGreen) and quarterly print “blogozine” by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

 

 

 

For more information, please contact:
Jeremy Bernard
Diaphonics
902.446.3671
JEREMYB@DIAPHONICS.COM

Elizabeth Anderson
For Always On Stanford Summit
650.762.2800
EANDERSON@AR-EDELMAN.COM

Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 17, 2007