WISeKey, a security and authentication firm, released the WISePhone Secure Phone app for Blackberry. The app is already available for the iPhone and Android (News - Alert) smartphones.
Recently, enterprises workers and administrators are more concerned about intrusive measures such as phone tapping and want their communication channels to more secure. Though companies offer stronger password protected systems to access voicemails, voice communication still has not become a completely private affair. Particularly with the increased data stored and transmitted on Smart Phones, eavesdropping and wiretapping are a genuine concern.
WISeKey claimed that it has designed the secure phone application keeping these user concerns in mind. It is of the opinion that everyone should be aware of the potential dangers of voice communication interception and should implement necessary safeguards against it.
Officials with the company stated that by using WISePhone people can be assured that their conversation will stay away from prying ears, thanks to the high level of cryptography used. WISeKey is using its globally recognized, digital security pedigree to make the Internet safe for its users. This is just the first iteration of the WISeKey Secure Communications Suite, with more applications coming in the near future.
Some of the benefits of WISePhone app are: secures mobile phone communications including Voice, SMSs and emails; secures all the information stored on mobile devices; offers a strong level of end-to-end encryption to all customers; installs easily on commonly available mobile devices; fully compatible with existing mobile infrastructures, and does not require altering the mobile device; and more.
WISePhone is stated to be simple-to-use and extremely secure. Mobile users’ communication is secured with transparent, military-grade encryption offering the same level of security used by government agencies. Also WISeKey’s application can manage all of one’s logon details and passwords in a secure, encrypted place so that they never have to remember their passwords again.Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves