Cellcrypt let us know that they have launched a Wi-Fi version of their secured mobile voice calling application. This new Wi-Fi version is free for BlackBerry users for 90 days and is aimed for corporate and government employees. I am not sure why the 90 day trial is only for Wi-Fi calls since the application supports cellular calls over 2.5G and 3G+ networks… I guess they just want to tease trial users.
In case you don’t know Cellcrypt Mobile is an end to end voice encryption application for BlackBerry smartphones. It uses government grade security which is compliant with the strict FIPS 140-2 when used on a FIPS validated BlackBerry smartphone and configuration. You can learn more about their 90 day free trial promotion at this link.
What really irks me is wondering how Cellcrypt managed to figure out how to do traditional VoIP while very few other companies are offering such a thing. I am really waiting for Skype or one of the other VoIP companies to create a consumer VoIP or SIP client for BlackBerry… Full press release after the break.
London, UK – 9th February 2010: In response to the recent concerns regarding mobile call security, Cellcrypt (www.cellcrypt.com) has today launched a Wi-Fi® version of its secure mobile voice calling application that is free to BlackBerry® smartphones users for 90 days.
Aimed at corporate and government employees, this offer provides a quick and easy ‘rapid response’ solution for senior executives who have become increasingly concerned about the risk of mobile voice call interception – especially when travelling abroad – following recent news of advances in mobile phone call hacking.
With Cellcrypt, a travelling executive can use their BlackBerry smartphone to make calls over a Wi-Fi network to another Cellcrypt user anywhere in the world and be assured in the knowledge that the content of their call is protected to government-level standards.
A recent survey conducted by ABI Research on behalf of Cellcrypt, showed that while 80% of businesses regard mobile calls as being at least as vulnerable as email, only 18% have adequate mobile voice call security solutions in place.
In addition to protecting corporate information, concern for personal safety whilst travelling abroad is a common reason for securing voice calls. According to the research, 70% of businesses have executives that travel to countries requiring a higher than normal level of concern for safety, and 92% of those consider it the organization’s duty to provide mechanisms to protect employees’ personal security when travelling.
Cellcrypt will be provisioning the Cellcrypt Mobile application to eligible participants at Mobile World Congress, 15-18 February 2010 at the BlackBerry booth in Hall 8, stand number 8B178. Alternatively, organizations can apply at any time by contacting Cellcrypt at [email protected].
Cellcrypt Mobile provides end-to-end voice encryption on BlackBerry smartphones, ensuring that important mobile phone conversations remain confidential. Utilizing the IP data channel it supports cellular (2.5G, 3G, 3.5G), Wi-Fi and satellite networks and delivers government-grade security in an easy-to-use application that makes highly secure calling as easy as making a normal phone call. It is compliant with FIPS 140-2 when used on a FIPS validated BlackBerry smartphone and configuration.
The free for 90 days offer is available for up to 10 handsets per company for use over Wi-Fi, using a Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry smartphone. A full Cellcrypt Mobile license can be purchased at anytime which also includes secure calling over cellular networks (including 2.5G, 3G and 3.5G).
For more information visit: http://www.cellcrypt.com/promolanding.aspx