LONDON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — CAPS Approval allows UK Government departments to use Cellcrypt’s encrypted voice solution to meet their security needs up to Impact Level 3 / RESTRICTED
Cellcrypt ( http://www.cellcrypt.com ), a leading provider of encrypted voice calling on mobile phones, today announced that Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ for BlackBerry® has received CESG CAPS approval.
Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ for BlackBerry is certified at RESTRICTED/BASELINE grade that allows UK Government departments to meet their Baseline security needs.
CAPS (CESG Assisted Products Service) is a UK Cryptographic Evaluation Service run by CESG, the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance which provides policy and assistance on the security of communications and electronic data for central government departments and agencies, and the Armed Forces. CESG also helps protects the vital interests of the UK’s wider public sector, including law enforcement and local government, as well as the essential services that form the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure.
Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ is a smartphone software application that provides end-to-end voice call encryption on commercially available off-the-shelf BlackBerry smartphones for UK Government. It is an easy-to-use software application that makes secure calling as easy as making a normal mobile phone call and uses the IP data channel of mobile (2G, 3G, and 4G) networks.
Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ comprises a handset application and a back-end infrastructure. The BlackBerry smartphones have to be part of an IL3 deployment of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution, also approved by CESG and configured as per the CESG Security Procedures.
“Cellcrypt is committed to protecting the communications of Government personnel. We are proud to provide our customers with a CESG-approved secure mobile voice solution which is currently the only solution available to UK Government officials who require an approved means of speaking about sensitive matters on their BlackBerry smartphones,” said Richard Greco, CEO of Cellcrypt.
“In addition to the CESG-approved BlackBerry data solution, Cellcrypt’s secure voice application for BlackBerry smartphones provides an important additional capability for our UK Government customers who rely on the BlackBerry solution to secure their communications,” said Stephen Bates, Managing Director for UK and Ireland, Research In Motion. “This is a strong application solution that is easy to deploy and is powerful enough to be certified to UK Government security standards.”
Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ is available immediately and can be demonstrated today.
About CAPS (CESG Assisted Products Service)
CAPS helps private sector companies to develop cryptographic products for use by Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) and other related organisations. CAPS links the cryptographic knowledge of CESG (the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance) with the private sector’s expertise and resources.
CAPS is a service for companies interested in commercial risk developments for the UK government market, which provides access to CESG’s knowledge, skills and experience in the field of Information Assurance, supplemented by a range of guidance documentation. CAPS vendors may incorporate appropriate CESG cryptographic or public domain algorithms in their products and submit them for evaluation by CESG. When approved, these products may be advertised as suitable for purchase by Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) as well as the UK public sector.
For more information please visit: http://www.cesg.gov.uk/servicecatalogue/CAPS/Pages/CAPS.aspx .
Cellcrypt is a leading provider of encrypted voice calling on commercial off-the-shelf mobile phones including BlackBerry®, Android™, iPhone® and Nokia® smartphones. It enables secure, interoperable calling between a broad selection of popular mobile phones, and interfaces to office phone systems (PBXs) that connect to landlines as well as securely accesses standard PBX features such as voicemail, conference calling and calling out to the public phone network.
Various other Cellcrypt technology components have information assurance validations from other governments including FIPS 140-2 standard approved by the US National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). Cellcrypt Mobile products operate over data-enabled networks including 2G (GPRS/EDGE), 3G (HSPA, CDMA/EV-DO) and Wi-Fi™. Cellcrypt is a BlackBerry® Alliance Partner, Inmarsat Connect Partner, and has AT&T Mobility Data Certification.
Today, Cellcrypt solutions are used routinely by governments, global enterprises and their senior-level executives worldwide. Cellcrypt is a UK-based privately-held, venture-backed company with offices in the UK, USA, and Middle East.
For more information please visit: http://www.cellcrypt.com .
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