Cellcrypt, a provider of encrypted voice calling on
mobile phones, announced it launched Cellcrypt Mobile for iPhone, a version of
its encrypted voice calling application that runs on Apple devices running iOS
and operates over Wi-Fi, GSM, CDMA and satellite networks.
Cellcrypt Mobile provides
voice call encryption for commercially available off-the-shelf cell phones
using government-certified security through an easy-to-use downloadable
application that makes secure calling as easy as making a normal phone call.
Cellcrypt’s software-only solution uses the IP data channel of cellular (2G,
3G, and 4G), Wi-Fi and satellite networks and can be deployed to personnel
anywhere in the world in less than 10 minutes.
“The introduction of Cellcrypt Mobile for iPhone
further strengthens Cellcrypt’s market leadership position. The performance of
Cellcrypt’s application for iPhone is very impressive. In trials, customers are
reporting international calling with near-perfect voice quality and latency
better than landline calling,” said Richard Greco, CEO, Cellcrypt.
Cellcrypt Mobile is in use by governments and
corporations globally. It uses cryptography certified to U.S. government
National Institute of Standards and Technology FIPS 140-2 security standard and
has been awarded the CESG Claims Tested Mark (CCTM) from the U.K. government’s
information assurance authority.
Cyber-attacks on government agencies and global
corporations are happening frequently and these attacks may include
interception of voice calls, which is often undetectable as it typically leaves
no trace. Interception equipment is becoming more accessible and affordable.
During 2010, hackers published a how-to guide for
building an air-interface interception device with open source software freely
downloadable from the internet, along with a generic off-the-shelf radio
transceiver, for a total cost of under $2,000. Another group of hackers
demonstrated interception in December 2010 using four modified cell phones as
transceivers, each costing $15, for a total cost of $60.
Cellcrypt delivers an easy to use countermeasure against
cybercrime by preventing voice interception
on cell phones used by government and corporate personnel. With no specialist
equipment, Cellcrypt Mobile for iPhone delivers high strength security at the
same time as a voice call experience comparable to a normal mobile phone.
By Telecomlead.com Team