|By RealWire News Distribution||
|January 27, 2012 03:08 AM EST||
Certification will allow large-scale UK Government deployment of encrypted voice calls on BlackBerry® smartphones
London, UK - January 26th, 2012: Cellcrypt (www.cellcrypt.com), a leading provider of encrypted voice calling on mobile phones, today announced that Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ for BlackBerry® is in CESG CAPS evaluation.
CAPS (CESG Assisted Products Service) is a UK Government Cryptographic Evaluation Service run by CESG, the UK's National Technical Authority for Information Assurance. Achieving CAPS certification will allow UK Government departments to use Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ to meet their Baseline (IL3, RESTRICTED) security needs.
Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ is designed to provide end-to-end voice call encryption on commercially available off-the-shelf BlackBerry® smartphones for UK Government. It is an easy-to-use software application that makes secure calling as easy as making a normal mobile phone call and uses the IP data channel of cellular (2G, 3G, and 4G) and satellite networks.
"Acceptance into CAPS evaluation is a significant step that further strengthens Cellcrypt's market position," said Richard Greco, CEO of Cellcrypt. "Approval by such a highly respected global leader in information assurance like CESG would be a powerful validation that Cellcrypt products have effective security that is properly implemented."
Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ will be commercially available soon after successful completion of the CAPS evaluation process and can be demonstrated today.
About CAPS (CESG Assisted Products Service)
CAPS helps private sector companies to develop cryptographic products for use by Her Majesty's Government (HMG) and other related organisations. CAPS links the cryptographic knowledge of CESG (the national technical authority for information assurance) with the private sector's expertise and resources.
CAPS is a service for companies interested in commercial risk developments for the UK government market, which provides access to CESG's knowledge, skills and experience in the field of Information Assurance, supplemented by a range of guidance documentation. CAPS vendors may incorporate appropriate CESG cryptographic or public domain algorithms in their products and submit them for evaluation by CESG. When approved, these products may be advertised as suitable for purchase by Her Majesty's Government (HMG) as well as the UK public sector.
Cellcrypt is a leading provider of encrypted voice calling on commercial off-the-shelf mobile phones including iPhone, Android, Nokia and BlackBerry smartphones. It enables secure, interoperable calling between a broad selection of popular mobile phones, and interfaces to office phone systems (PBXs) that connects to landlines as well as securely accesses standard PBX features such as voicemail, conference calling and calling out to the public phone network.
Various other Cellcrypt technology components have information assurance validations from other governments including FIPS 140-2 standard approved by the US National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). Cellcrypt Mobile products operate over data-enabled networks including 2G (GPRS/EDGE), 3G (HSPA, CDMA/EV-DO) and Wi-Fi. Cellcrypt is a BlackBerry® Alliance Partner, Inmarsat Connect Partner, and has AT&T Mobility Data Certification.
Today, Cellcrypt solutions are used routinely by governments, global enterprises and their senior-level executives worldwide. Cellcrypt is a UK-based privately-held, venture-backed company with offices in the UK, USA, and Middle East.
For more information please visit: www.cellcrypt.com.
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