|[February 25, 2014]
GO-Trust SDencrypter MicroSD and Sycret Voice App Puts Mobile Calls, Texts and Emails on Lockdown
TAICHUNG CITY, Taiwan & BARCELONA, Spain & SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
MWC2014 and RSA2014 -Today GOTrust
Technology Inc. (GO-Trust®) announced that National
Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) has awarded the company
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 level 3
certification for their SDencrypter microSD working on Android (News - Alert) and many
other Operating Systems including Windows and Linux. FIPS 140-certified
products are mandatory for US military and US Civil government users
protecting sensitive data by encryption. This level of encryption is now
available to protect files, voice calls and text messages for most
Android users - from government to corporate environments.
"GO-Trust is the only company providing FIPS 140 certified peer to peer
communication on smartphones, tablets and other SD card enabled
devices," said Darren Lee, CEO of Go-Trust. "This means companies can
have complete control over the mobile environment of their employees
with the confidence of military-level security, even with BYOD users."
Sycret Voice App coupled with the SDencrypter provides military-level
security for small groups of individuals and major corporations alike.
By inserting the GO-Trust SDencrypter in the microSD slot of a
smartphone and downloading the Sycret Voice App from the Google (News - Alert) Play
store, a user can set up an encryption tunnel that scrambles voice, text
and emails with any other Android user who has the same SDencrypter
/Sycret Voice configuration. Alternatively, Voice can be tailored to
meet the needs of each unique corporate environment.
All encryption operations are computed inside the FIPS-certified
SDencrypter microSD with a proprietary chip. A random, unique (for each
conversation) encryption key is generated and al the
encryption/decryption processing (AES 256) takes place in the
SDencrypter chip. Nothing in the encryption cycle is computed in the
open on the phone, thereby creating a peer to peer encryption chain.
There are no secret keys generated, exchanged or stored on a central
server; so there is no information that can be hacked or subpoenaed.
Even if the encrypted message was recorded as it was being transmitted
and afterwards both phones were stolen or confiscated it would be
impossible to reconstruct the conversation (backward security).
Encrypted mobile phones have historically either been purpose-built and
expensive or software only solutions with significant security
limitations. Sycret Voice is unique; when combined with the SDencrypter
it is a robust hardware-based solution that can be retrofitted to most
of the popular Android smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy and Note
series, HTC , LG and Motorola (News - Alert) phones, while still using the existing
telecom operator service. If the phone is updated or the operator
service changed the SDencrypter can easily be moved to the new phone and
the latest Sycret Voice APP downloaded from the Google Play store.
The encrypted conversations use the phone's data connection service
instead of the voice call service. So there are no conventional phone
numbers that can be recorded to log the origin, destination or duration
of the call. The cost of an encrypted call to anywhere in the world is
included in the user's data plan. Unlimited data means unlimited
encrypted calls worldwide.
Sycret Voice and SDencrypter have been adopted by many government and
enterprise projects. GO-Trust is now actively looking for distribution
partners in the US and Canada.
NIST FIPS 140-2 LEVEL 3
FIPS are U.S. government standards for information technology and
computer security. The�FIPS program is run by the�National Institute of
Standards of the USA�(NIST) under the US Department of Commerce. NIST
FIPS 140 is the cryptography standard program required by the US federal
government for protection of sensitive data. The current FIPS version
Obtaining FIPS 140 validation requires a rigorous testing process by an
accredited laboratory to ensure the security integrity of the unit
requesting certification. The results are then reviewed by the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which issues a FIPS 140
validation certificate. GO-Trust FIPS validation number is 2084 and can
be viewed here on the NIST website: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/1401val2014.htm.
GOTrust Technology Inc. (GO-Trust®) is the innovator of the secure
microSDs and the first company to deliver mobile credit card, mobile
banking authentication, voice & text encryption and FIDO login using the
microSD form factor. GO-Trust® continues its world-leading secure
microSD innovation with the most powerful, fastest and smartest microSD
embedded chips and the most sophisticated supporting applications. The
company's latest products include the SYCRET VOICE, using military
strength hardware encryption for voice, SMS, cloud storage and file
sharing. GO-Trust® has fourteen international patents for secure microSD
products and serves as an active member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity
Online) Alliance. Visit GO-Trust at www.go-trust.com.
Note to Editors:
GO-Trust executives are at RSA (News - Alert) in San Francisco at the FIDO Alliance
Showcase, to set up a meeting or demo contact Kim Stowe at 408.839.8750.
Sycret Voice and SDencrypter brochures are available on line at www.go-trust.com.
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