Silent Circle Unveils Silent Phone For Android and Out-Circle Access
Jan 21, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Silent Circle, a private encrypted communications firm, announced that its Silent Phone app delivering a peer-to-peer secure encrypted data communications service is now available in Google Play for Android users.
According to a release, Silent Phone is also a service offering that enables secure video via a smartphone over 3G, 4G, EDGE or Wi-Fi networks.
Already available for Apple's iOS devices in the App Store, Silent Phone combines an elegant app interface with encryption technology and Silent Circle's secure, custom-built Silent Network to protect voice and video call data on cellular and Wi-Fi networks from interception and eavesdropping, the company said.
"Senior corporate executives and government officials are using work-issued smartphones and their own personal devices under BYOD for sensitive discussions, despite their increasing susceptibility to eavesdropping and other surveillance threats across all communication mediums," said Silent Circle CTO, co-founder and former PGP Corp. co-founder Jon Callas. "Silent Phone is an easy to use, yet powerful smart phone application that leverages state of the art technology and is now available for iOS and Android, the two most popular smart phone platforms."
"Large organizations are in need of a secure, cross platform communications service. We are pleased to offer Android users, who comprise approximately 75 percent of the total smartphone market, a robust service offering," said Silent Circle CEO, co-founder and former U.S. Navy SEAL, Mike Janke. "Encryption of this strength and performance has never been this easy for top executives and other espionage targets to use in support of their job requirements, mobility and missions. Our customers have the crucial advantage of placing highly secure calls anywhere they can find a signal."
Using the just released "Out-Circle Access" option, calls can also be made "outside the Circle" from the Silent Phone app to regular phone lines, with encryption in place between the Silent Phone user and the Silent Network boundary. This enables Out-Circle Access subscribers to make and receive calls to any numbers outside the Silent Network in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico for an additional $29.00 per month.
Utilizing the computing power of today's smartphones and tablets, Silent Circle's apps and private network do not require any hardware modifications, tokens or other ancillary items with users' devices. Subscribers simply gain built-in, high-security apps for calls, texts, e-mail and conferencing (alongside their devices' native apps) that integrate with their existing contacts, favorites and other device information. Silent Circle combines apps and other proprietary technologies to meet the secure communications needs of enterprises and individuals around the world with absolutely no back doors.
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