CellTrust, a provider of secure messaging and secure applications for mobile phones, announced that it is partnering with NewNet, a telecom infrastructure solutions company with deployments in more than 60 countries, in creating an integrated Short Message Service Center (SMSC) and Secure SMS solution for mobile operators worldwide. The partnership will allow any mobile operator to integrate CellTrust’s SecureSMS Appliance with NewNet’s SMSC platform, to deliver a complete SMS solution to wireless subscribers and accelerate deployment of SecureSMS within an operator’s network.
Secure SMS delivers a significant benefit to wireless operators as standard SMS is not secure and can be spoofed. CellTrust’s SecureSMS Appliance has been engineered to utilize the mobile command channel, addresses spoofing with a fully authenticated, government-grade, highly encrypted, end-to-end tamper-proof process, and also enables message sizes up to 5,000 characters.
NewNet’s SMServer SMSC platform is an open architecture short messaging platform ready to deploy with value-added short messaging services. The SMServer manages the transmission of alphanumeric messages and binary data between mobile subscribers and external systems such as paging, electronic mail and voicemail systems. Built around client/server architecture, it supports connectivity to external systems via dedicated client modules. It accepts, stores, and manages alphanumeric messages to be delivered to mobile subscribers.
“As the need for secure SMS continues to grow around the world by government agencies and financial institutions, there is more pressure on mobile carriers and operators to offer Secure SMS to their subscribers,” said Sean Moshir, Chairman and CEO of CellTrust.
CellTrust Secure SMS also has many optional privacy features, such as life span for messages, read-once messages, message recall, delivery receipt, read receipt, delete receipt, directional location information and proximity. In addition, there is an enterprise version, which is kept at the customer’s data center and can provide audit and compliancy management for government agencies and corporations.
CellTrust has provided Secure SMS communication to many government agencies around the world, including the U.S. Government. CellTrust’s SecureSMS Appliance offers secure SMS communication for handset to handset and enterprise applications to handsets with highly encrypted end-to-end security in compliance with HIPAA, FISMA, and Sarbanes-Oxley, ensuring that information is kept private and only delivered to the intended recipient.