NEW YORK VIENNA, Va. April 30, 2012
Under terms of a recently signed strategic agreement, the two companies will jointly market Cellcrypt’s mobile voice-encryption solution to military, intelligence and civilian agencies. The service will help government information technology departments manage the expanding use of mobile devices, address the potential risks associated with the interception of sensitive voice communications, and provide a powerful tool to combat cyberattacks on critical national infrastructure.
Currently undergoing trial testing with several government agencies, the yet-to-be named co-branded service will be available for sale this fall.
When launched, the Verizon-Cellcrypt service will be supported on smartphones and tablets running on the widely used Android, BlackBerry and iOS mobile operating systems. The downloadable software application, which supports federal information processing standard 140-2, will work across cellular, Wi-Fi and satellite networks, including Verizon’s industry-leading wireless networks. FIPS 140-2, created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a U.S. government computer-security standard used to accredit cryptographic hardware and software.
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