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Cellcrypt Launches Encrypted Voice Calling for Android

Cellcrypt, a provider of encrypted voice calling solutions for mobile phones, today announced the availability of Cellcrypt Mobile™ for Android™, a version of its encrypted voice calling application that runs on Android devices operating over Wi-Fi™, GSM and CDMA wireless networks.

Cellcrypt, a provider of encrypted voice calling solutions for mobile phones, today announced the availability of Cellcrypt Mobile™ for Android™, a version of its encrypted voice calling application that runs on Android devices operating over Wi-Fi™, GSM and CDMA wireless networks.

Cellcrypt Call Encryption for AndroidCellcrypt Mobile provides encrypted voice calling for off-the-shelf cell phones using government-certified security in an easy-to-use downloadable application that makes highly secure calling as easy as making or placing a normal phone call. It is a software-only solution that uses the IP data channel of cellular (2G, 3G, 4G), Wi-Fi and satellite networks and can be deployed to personnel anywhere in the world in as little as 10 minutes.

Cellcrypt Mobile is in use by governments and corporations globally, uses cryptography certified to U.S. government National Institute of Standards and Technology FIPS 140-2 security standards and has been awarded the CESG Claims Tested Mark (CCTM) from the U.K. government’s information assurance authority.

The interception threat level increased during 2010 as hackers developed, demonstrated and published details of low-cost air-interface interception equipment that uses open source software freely downloadable from the internet and a generic off-the-shelf radio transceiver costing less than $2,000. Another group of hackers demonstrated interception in December 2010 using four modified cell phones as transceivers each costing $15.

At least one top-tier European University has added practical lessons in GSM interception to its curriculum.

“Cellular voice interception is different from other types of data breach,” said Nigel Stanley, Practice Leader, Security at Bloor Research. “If you lose a laptop, USB stick or disk drive it can be fairly obvious that the data has gone missing. But with voice, a successful interception can leave no physical trace so there is little chance of realizing your data has actually been intercepted resulting in disastrous consequences. If you can compromise a cell phone then you are more or less assured that you can collect the most relevant, current and damaging data possible about a user, their business or their private life. By supporting Android devices, Cellcrypt is providing enhanced security for one of the world’s most popular mobile platforms.”

Cellcrypt Mobile for Android is available immediately on devices supporting Android 2.3 and is interoperable with Cellcrypt running on other devices such as Nokia and BlackBerry smartphones.

In October,  AT&T launched AT&T Encrypted Mobile Voice, a carrier-provided two factor encryption service, which provides high-level security features for calls on the AT&T wireless network. For those looking for a secure voice conferencing solution, Cellcrypt provides conference calling service that provides both device authentication and voice call encryption to participants using popular mobile devices including BlackBerry and Nokia. Cellcrypt also provides Cellcrypt Enterprise Gateway, enabling business users secure calls to office landlines from mobile phones. The enterprise solution is targeted to executives traveling to hostile countries where phone interception is prevalent.

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