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Fax over IP: Protected Mobility Releases Secure Messaging App


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December 12, 2011

Fax over IP: Protected Mobility Releases Secure Messaging App

By Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Cloud Computing

With security a primary concern among mobile device users, mobile application security provider Protected Mobility has released a secure messaging application for multiple devices.

Company officials said the new app is available for the iPad, iPhone (News - Alert) and iPod Touch on the Apple iTunes Store. The $9.99 application also works on Android and Blackberry platforms across all carrier and private networks.

Security remains a leading concern among smartphone and tablet users, according to William J. Marlow, security expert and founder of Protected Mobility, which has more than 120,000 customers worldwide.

“As smartphones and tablets become increasingly essential for corporate and government users, security is a leading concern for protecting sensitive information,” Marlow said. “The availability of ProtectedSMS on the Apple (News - Alert) iTunes Store now means that anyone can take advantage of low-cost mobile computing while meeting the most rigorous standards for security and privacy.” For enterprise users of ProtectedSMS, the Protected Mobility Enterprise Center provides centralized control over provisioning, administration and policy enforcement.

Protected SMS provides messenger-like functionality for iOS devices while also allowing users to exchange encrypted SMS messages with any other ProtectedSMS user.

The cryptographic module used in ProtectedSMS is certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation program, according to company officials. This program ensures that cryptographic modules meet appropriate government and military standards for data encryption. ProtectedSMS is the first mobile application to achieve FIPS Certification for cross-platform, encryption for both Apple and Android (News - Alert) devices.

Apple users can purchase ProtectedSMS here.

A free 14-day trial version of ProtectedSMS for BlackBerry (News - Alert) or Android phones is available here.

Erin Harrison is Executive Editor, Strategic Initiatives, for TMC, where she oversees the company's strategic editorial initiatives, including the launch of several new print and online initiatives. She plays an active role in the print publications and TMCnet, covering IP communications, information technology and other related topics. To read more of Erin's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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