KoolSpan Announces Global Partnership with Samsung and General Availability of Secure Voice Application to Protect Voice and Messaging Communications on Mobile Devices
Bethesda, Md. (May 12, 2015) — KoolSpan, Inc., announced today a strategic partnership with Samsung and general availability of KoolSpan’s TrustCall VE® secure voice communication and messaging solution enabled in the secure Samsung KNOX container.
“As a channel for conducting critical business communications, smartphones play an increasingly vital role in the modern enterprise,” said Garrett Bekker, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Security at 451 Research. “While many enterprises have deployed mobile device management (MDM) and endpoint security solutions to protect the device or sensitive files, the threat of mobile communication exploits and concerns about government surveillance suggest the need to encrypt potentially sensitive voice and SMS traffic as well.”
Built into Samsung mobile devices with Android 4.4 and later versions worldwide, the Samsung KNOX Platform delivers multi-layered security from hardware to application. KoolSpan’s TrustCall VE is the secure voice and messaging solution integrated into Samsung KNOX. Certified to meet strict standards of government communications, Samsung KNOX enabled devices are now commercially available for businesses and security conscious consumers.
“KoolSpan’s TrustCall VE solution integrated with Samsung KNOX provides peace of mind to users,” said Rick Segal, Vice President of Enterprise Business Team, IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “KoolSpan’s technology protects government and law enforcement organizations around the world. We are delighted to be partnered with KoolSpan to deliver TrustCall VE in an integrated and easy to use way and to make it available globally through the Samsung Enterprise Business Team.”
“In today’s environment, businesses and consumers need not just highly capable mobile devices, but also robust, easy to use security that can protect both business and personal communications,” said Nigel Jones, CEO, KoolSpan. “Our partnership with Samsung enables KoolSpan’s patented technology to reach a much broader market, fulfilling a critical need.”
TrustCall VE operates through hardware isolation that separates voice and message processing from the standard, general-purpose, operating system. TrustCall VE accesses the “TrustZone” on the smartphone delivering hardware-anchored authentication, key management and encryption. TrustCall VE provides peer-to-peer authentication to protect against man-in-the-middle attacks. The software operates over wireless cellular, satellite, and WiFi networks.
TrustCall VE is now available, globally, where supported devices enabled with Samsung KNOX are available. As of the release date, this includes the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy S6.
It can be easily downloaded from Samsung Galaxy Apps, the Google Play Store; or the application can be installed via a Mobile Device Management platform (MDM). TrustCall VE operates over wireless cellular, satellite, and WiFi networks.
KoolSpan provides hardware and software based secure voice and messaging solutions for Android, BlackBerry, and iOS mobile devices. We are the leading provider of robust, cross-platform, end-to-end and secure mobile communications. KoolSpan, Inc. delivers communications security to companies and government agencies worried about loss or theft of intellectual property, vital information and proprietary assets. KoolSpan protects connected devices including cell phones, tablets, and desktop phones. KoolSpan has 21 issued patents and dozens more pending.