KoolSpan (News - Alert) Inc., developer of the TrustChip family of plug-in mobile security solutions, has unveiled TrustCall secure voice solution for the Android platform.
Officials with KoolSpan said that TrustCall is a discreet, affordable, easy-to-install secure voice solution and is the first hardware-based solution in mobile security for Android (News - Alert) devices.
Company officials said that TrustCall uses a removable flash memory card with secure digital technology, called the TrustChip.
According to company officials, with the TrustChip in place, the TrustCall application integrates with the smartphone’s address book and allows users to easily place mutually authenticated and fully encrypted calls.
Without user action, the application automatically accesses the TrustChip’s security services and provides a security status when calling another secure smartphone.
TrustCall for Android is based on commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) technology that allows users to continue using their current Android based phone and receive the benefits of a hardware-based security solution.
“While typical mobile security solutions are software-based, the TrustCall application is hardware-based, dramatically reduces the likelihood of a successful attack,” said Bill Supernor, chief technology officer of KoolSpan, in a statement.
Supernor said that for the growing base of Android users accessing and discussing sensitive information in a mobile environment, TrustCall provides an optimal user experience without a compromise in security.
KoolSpan’s secure voice solution for Android is vendor and carrier neutral so it can be deployed across all networks and internationally.
Company officials pointed out that TrustCall is also available on the Blackberry platform and can enable secure calling between platforms. KoolSpan is currently developing an iPhone (News - Alert) solution that will be available by late 2012.
“In the year 2011 alone, Google saw an average of 850,000 new Android activations daily,” added Supernor.
“As government agencies and global enterprise customers begin to evaluate “Bring Your Own Device” polices, the need for an Android security solution will be crucial,” he said.
Edited by Juliana Kenny