KoolSpan Delivers Secure Mobile Communications Solution to NGA’s GEOINT App Store
KoolSpan and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) today announced the availability of TrustCall, a secure mobile communications application, to all DoD and IC users for download from iOS, Android, or via the GEOINT App Store.
Global telecommunications networks are basically insecure as has been well documented by the cybersecurity experts in the US Government and across the private sector. The risks are posed by systemic vulnerabilities in the global telecommunications infrastructure that readily enable interception and monitoring of mobile communications, both voice and data. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “Due to the nature of carrier networks, no voice or data should depend solely on the network for the confidentiality of integrity protection.” The only viable solution to this problem is to “Ensure devices use end-to-end encryption for all communication paths.”
These issues receive great attention as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic due to the mass migration of businesses to adopt remote work or work from home practice. In the long run, the adoption of end-to-end encryption for mobile device communications will continue onward as a best practice post-pandemic.
Remote employees can easily benefit from TrustCall’s high fidelity audio via an intuitive, easy-to-use solution that is easy enrolled on their work device without user training. TrustCall is specially designed from the ground up as an enterprise-grade solution that delivers high performance and reliable FIPS 140-2 validated encrypted audio, text messaging, and file sharing, combined with policy enforcement, control, management, and APIs available in flexible deployment configurations (as-a-Service in a public/private cloud, on premise, hybrid).
“We are thrilled to partner with NGA’s IGAPP to make this important solution available,” said Nigel Jones, KoolSpan CEO. “We take not only great pride but also responsibility to help DoD and IC employees protect their communications and are working with our partners to do everything to make it easy for them to deploy TrustCall to their organizations and people.”