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Cellcrypt Mobile for Secret™ Completes NIAP Mobility Evaluation
Vienna, VA - May 1, 2014 - Cellcrypt, a leading provider of encrypted voice and messaging for smartphones and tablets, today announced that its Cellcrypt Mobile for Secret™ product has officially been listed as certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP). As part of the Common Criteria evaluation, Cellcrypt selected Cygnacom Solutions, Inc. to perform the validation testing services that were reported to NIAP.
Cellcrypt Mobile for Secret is a downloadable software application, which runs on commercially available Android™ smartphones securing communications using US military / government-grade security. This release is the first secure VoIP solution to undergo and complete evaluation against the new NIAP Mobility Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Protection Profile.
Cellcrypt Mobile for Secret provides an easy-to-use, standards-based encrypted VoIP application which communicates using SIP, SDES and SRTP. It supports a wide range of standard codecs, and (in addition to the evaluated functionality) it can also use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to provide enhanced user authentication. Because Cellcrypt Mobile™ can be rapidly deployed, and may be managed by any of the popular Mobile Device Management systems, organizations and agencies can deploy their own secure mobile voice solution running on commercial smartphones in record time.
“Cellcrypt’s leadership in the secure mobile communications space is reinforced by this success” said David Holman, VP Sales. “Common Criteria certification is not only a purchasing recommendation for the U.S. Federal government – its value is recognized by government agencies and enterprises worldwide.”
VP Engineering Andy Lilly noted, “It was a challenge to be the first to pass the rigorous testing required for the new Secure VoIP Protection Profile but our success is proof of the teamwork involved. This is a fantastic addition to our extensive range of government-accredited secure communications products.”
“Cellcrypt has proven to be an industry leader by overcoming the challenges of testing the first software-only VoIP application conforming to NIAP's new Secure VoIP Protection Profile” says Nithya Rachamadugu, Director, Security Evaluation Laboratory, CygnaCom Solutions, Inc.
“Cellcrypt has demonstrated their continued commitment to providing a critical component of secure voice technology for today’s warfighters and National Security decision-makers by meeting the stringent requirements of the NSA Mobility Capability Package” said Dick Schaeffer, former Information Assurance Director at NSA and a consultant to Cellcrypt.
NIAP is a joint partnership established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Security Agency (NSA) to evaluate COTS security and security-enabled IT product conformance to international standards designed to satisfy the security testing needs of both information technology consumers and producers. The NIAP Protection Profiles were created for technologies of high priority for U.S. Government customers.
To view the Cellcrypt Mobile for Secret validation on the Product Compliant List, please visit the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation & Validation Scheme website, at https://www.niap-ccevs.org/CCEVS_Products/pcl.cfm
Cellcrypt is a leading provider of encrypted voice calling and messaging on commercial off-the-shelf smartphones including Android™, BlackBerry® and iPhone®. It enables secure, interoperable calling and messaging between a broad selection of popular mobile devices (smart phones and tablets) 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 Cellcrypt technology components have information assurance validations including the FIPS 140-2 standard approved by the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and the Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ and Gateway Baseline™ products have been CAPS approved up to IL3/RESTRICTED by CESG, the UK Government's National Technical Authority for Information Assurance.
Today, Cellcrypt solutions are used routinely by governments, global enterprises and their senior-level executives worldwide. Cellcrypt is a privately held, company with offices in the United States and United Kingdom.
Please visit http://www.cellcrypt.com/ for more information. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About CygnaCom Solutions
CygnaCom Solutions has been providing professional information security services and cryptographic solutions to government and business clients since 1994. CygnaCom provides consulting services and customized solutions to help clients develop implement and maintain their information security programs, policies and strategy. Through its accredited laboratories, CygnaCom is also a provider of comprehensive U.S. standards-based security testing and evaluation services for IT and cryptographic products. For more information, visit: http://www.cygnacom.com/