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Company Overview of TNS Inc.

Company Overview

TNS, Inc. a data communications company, provides networking, managed connectivity, data communications, and value added services in the United States and internationally. The company’s Telecommunication Services division operates Signaling System No. 7 (SS7) network that provides call signaling and database access services. This division offers network solutions, such as SS7 and Internet protocol network services; identification and verification services; registry services; and roaming and clearing services. Its Payment Services division offers network connectivity services that enable transmission of card-based payments data between the point of sale device or off-premise automated teller ...

11480 Commerce Park Drive

Suite 600

Reston, VA 20191

United States

Founded in 1990

1,303 Employees

Phone:

703-453-8300

Fax:

703-453-8599

Key Executives for TNS Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 47
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Age: 34
Chief Executive Officer of TNS Media
Chief Executive Officer of TNS Healthcare
Chief Network Officer
Age: 48
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

TNS Inc. Key Developments

Eason Chooses TNSPay Gateway from Transaction Network Services to Handle Payment Transactions Made Across Store Network and Online Portal

Eason has chosen the TNSPay gateway from Transaction Network Services to handle payment transactions made across its store network and online portal. The agreement, which cements Eason's omni-channel approach, will enable Eason to offer its customers a faster, more reliable checkout experience while simplifying the company's payment infrastructure with one secure, cost effective payment processing solution. TNSPay will be deployed by Eason across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to manage the millions of transactions made each year by its customers.

Transaction Network Services Unveils New Suite of Point-To-Point Encryption Solutions to Help Merchants Protect Sensitive Cardholder Data

Transaction Network Services has unveiled a new suite of point-to-point encryption solutions to help merchants protect sensitive cardholder data. TNS' Managed POS Encryption includes support for the VeriShield Protect end-to-end encryption solution from VeriFone and Trustwave's hardware-agnostic point-to-point encryption. Point-to-point encryption technology, combined with tokenization, has garnered a lot of attention in recent months in the wake of a number of high profile data breach cases. To help combat these attacks and protect merchants against this danger, TNS' diverse portfolio has been designed to allow customers to eliminate the transmission of 'clear' cardholder data from the merchant environment. Offering support for a range of popular VeriFone terminals as well as the device neutral option with Trustwave, TNS' solutions protect data from the point-of-sale terminal through to the payment acquirer or processor. Merchants can benefit from limited up-front capital expense and can also eliminate the need to commit to any ongoing personnel, management or maintenance resources. For both solutions TNS uses multiple high-capacity decryption gateways located within geographically diverse data centers, supported by dynamic alternate routing capabilities, to process transactions securely and efficiently. TNS is offering merchants the opportunity to diversify their risk by using a third party provider for encryption services, while at the same time giving acquirers the opportunity to provide this capacity to their customer base.

Cell C Selects TNS Nextgen Portfolio of Financial Clearing and Settlement Services

Cell C selected the TNS Nextgen portfolio of financial clearing and settlement services, including IOTRON(TM) Inter-Operator Tariff (IOT) discount management, to address their roaming needs. Through this strategic alliance between two leading suppliers to the mobile operator community in Transaction Network Services Inc. and Nextgen Clearing, TNS Nextgen combined solutions provide a real full-service alternative in the data clearing and financial settlement markets. The selection of TNS Nextgen for financial clearing and settlement services was driven by Cell C's business needs to utilize solutions that enhance transparency and insight into the mobile roaming ecosystem. By selecting TNS Nextgen financial settlement solutions, Cell C expects to lower their inter-carrier outstanding debts and increase cash flow to their growing business in South Africa.

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Date
Target
Merger/Acquisition
November 6, 2014
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Private Placement
March 14, 2014
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