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ProtectedSMS™ from Protected Mobility™ Now Available at Apple iTunes Store
Dec 07, 2011 (04:12 PM EST)
Ensure privacy and security for your messaging on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch with encryption certified for US government agency use
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Protected Mobility™, a leading mobile application security provider, announced today that it has released its ProtectedSMS™ secure messaging application for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on the Apple iTunes Store. This $9.99 application works on Apple, Android and BlackBerry platforms across all carrier and private networks. ProtectedSMS provides messenger-like functionality for iOS devices while also enabling users to exchange encrypted SMS messages with any other ProtectedSMS user.
The cryptographic module used in ProtectedSMS™ is certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation program. This program ensures that cryptographic modules meet appropriate government and military standards for data encryption. ProtectedSMS is the first mobile application to achieve FIPS Certification for cross-platform, encryption for both Apple and Android devices.
"As smartphones and tablets become increasingly essential for corporate and government users, security is a leading concern for protecting sensitive information, " said William J. Marlow, security expert and founder of Protected Mobility. "The availability of ProtectedSMS on the Apple iTunes Store now means that anyone can take advantage of low-cost mobile computing while meeting the most rigorous standards for security and privacy." For enterprise users of ProtectedSMS, the Protected Mobility Enterprise Center provides centralized control over provisioning, administration and policy enforcement.
Protected Mobility has more than 120,000 customers around the globe. Its clients, whose identities the company keeps private, include military, law enforcement, first responders as well as executives in the banking, energy and healthcare fields.
Apple users can purchase ProtectedSMS at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/protectedsms/id480669016?ls=1&mt=8. A free 14-day trial version of ProtectedSMS for BlackBerry or Android phones is available at http://www.protectedmobility.com/products/protected-sms/trial.
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