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TMCNet:  Lockheed Martin Selects Blue Cedar to Secure Its Universal Communications Platform™ (UCP™) Communicator Mobile App

[September 13, 2017]

Lockheed Martin Selects Blue Cedar to Secure Its Universal Communications Platform™ (UCP™) Communicator Mobile App

Blue Cedar today announced that Lockheed Martin (News - Alert), a global security and aerospace company, has selected Blue Cedar's mobile security technology for inclusion in its Universal Communications Platform (UCP) mobile app, or UCP Communicator. The collaboration provides Lockheed Martin with a solution for UCP users that have both iOS and Android (News - Alert) devices, who will for the first time be able to connect quickly and securely to deployed military, first responders, or remote commercial operations teams who require interoperability between multiple types of secure radio and cellular communications.

In a first for Blue Cedar, the company also announced that Lockheed Martin will distribute the Blue Cedar platform to its customers and prospects via solutions that meet a wide range of mobile security needs.

"We are pleased to have entered into this strategic relationship with Lockheed Martin," said John Aisien, chief executive officer of Blue Cedar. "We believe that mobile communications security starts by securing the app, and this unique approach meets the stringent requirements of the most security-conscious organizations, such as Lockheed Martin. Our relationship also demonstrates the versatility of Blue Cedar technology and is just one example of a wide range of powerful, potential applications for a variety of commercial and public sector markets."

Lockheed Martin's UCP integraes all types of fixed and mobile radio systems, enabling interoperability between multiple agencies and coalition force diverse communication and data systems. With Blue Cedar technology, it now enables consumer-grade smartphones to be used to extend and expand secure communications networks to users without access to radio equipment.

The collaboration between Blue Cedar and Lockheed Martin will allow users with commercial smartphones and tablets to download and launch the UCP Communicator app, which is inserted with Blue Cedar's layer of encryption and other security controls which are already included in the app. There is no need to write any security code-accelerating time to market, increasing ease of use, and protecting privacy for users.

The combined Lockheed Martin UCP products and Blue Cedar solution provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Simplicity: Users can use the devices they already have. Downloading and launching the app is easy-and users don't have to do anything else.
  • Security: The app meets mobile security requirements, such as FIPS 140-2 compliance, establishing a secure, encrypted connection and authenticates users for military-grade security.
  • Cost effectiveness: Users and organizations don't have to purchase additional specialized equipment to enable spontaneous communication.

"Blue Cedar supports our goal in providing our customers with an expanded communications capability to enhance interoperability and mission needs," said Jim Quinn, Lockheed Martin business development manager. "The app will provide critical security and encryption capabilities to UCP Communicator customers, giving them the latest mobile security and encryption technology available."

To learn more about Blue Cedar's security solutions for mobile apps, visit www.bluecedar.com.

To learn more about Lockheed Martin's Universal Communications Platform products, visit www.lockheedmartin.com/ucp.

About Blue Cedar

Blue Cedar transforms enterprise mobility with the industry's most innovative mobile security solution. By securing the app rather than the device, Blue Cedar gives enterprises robust, consistent protection of corporate data across both managed and unmanaged devices, without the cost, complexity, or risk to privacy of device-level security. Blue Cedar's "follow the app" security sets enterprises free to fully realize the benefits of secure mobility for both employees and customers. The company is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco. For information about Blue Cedar, visit www.bluecedar.com.


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