DarkMatter Takes Bold Step Into the Secure Communications Market with Introduction of a Secure Voice and Chat Application

Feb 17, 2016, 06:46 ET from DarkMatter

ABU DHABI and DUBAI, UAE, February 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Application is based on the latest advancements in cryptography and communication protocols  
  • Offers government agencies and enterprises in the GCC and beyond the option to deploy and use regionally developed, world-class solution  

DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces its entry into the secure communications market with the introduction of its Voice and Chat application for iOS and Android.

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The application provides end-to-end secure communications, based on the latest advancements in cryptography, cryptographic implementations, and network protocols. It is based on a software and hardware security co-design and incorporates an advanced hardware-based cryptographic chip to ensure security and prevent tampering.

The Voice and Chat application also features secure back-end infrastructure to allow secure communications. It is currently deployed commercially, and has garnered interest from entities in the region.

DarkMatter's portfolio of secure communications solutions can be customised according to client requirements and installed within their premises. The initial use case of the Voice and Chat application was developed to meet the high security requirements of government agencies.

Implemented in partnership with leading technology partners, the new application highlights DarkMatter's interest in collaborating with vetted, world-class solution providers in order to develop value-enhancing propositions. This is aside from the proprietary solutions DarkMatter delivers in its own right. DarkMatter experts and global test and validation labs have conducted extensive black-box and white-box testing of the application.

Commenting on the release of DarkMatter's first secure communications solution, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Faisal Al Bannai said, "Our efforts are geared towards protecting countries, enterprises, and individuals, and our secure Voice and Chat application is a representation of how we are going about achieving this. Given the heightened risk profile faced by many individuals and organisations in the modern world, the offer of a hardened, secure, end-to-end voice and chat application is very timely, and we look forward to commercialising further secure communications solutions within our portfolio in due course."

The Voice and Chat application is set to offer government entities and security-conscious businesses in the region and further afield the ability to deploy and utilise a regionally developed, word-class solution.

Part of DarkMatter's proposition is the augmentation and extension of the secure platform to enable secure voice and chat communication utilising iOS and Android operating systems.

Dr. Najwa Aaraj, Vice-President - Special Projects, DarkMatter said, "We are building security capacity within the region, and the secure Voice and Chat application is a proposition that provides additional security to government agencies and businesses requiring such products. Utilising the latest advances in cryptography and security protocols, and tapping into the tier-one talent present at DarkMatter, we believe we are well positioned to provide highly secure solutions demanded by discerning customers across the region."

Already a trusted partner to the UAE Government, DarkMatter is staffed by tier-one international cyber experts who develop, manage and deploy the most innovative technologies. Solutions adhere to the company's Cyber Security Life-Cycle, which incorporates a four-stage approach involving planning, detection, protection and recovery.

DarkMatter is leveraging this experience in the wider market as it looks to serve regional and international clients. The company provides a complete portfolio of cyber security solutions and services to organisations that have sophisticated security requirements, from governments and infrastructure operators to large corporations.

About DarkMatter

DarkMatter is a company that is transforming the cyber security landscape by providing a complete range of state-of-the-art services and solutions to government and commercial clients. Its end-to-end expertise extends to:

Governance, Risk and Compliance

We work with public and private entities in all verticals to audit and assess their performance against regulatory standards, helping identify gaps and meet obligations.

Cyber Network Defence

Our elite team of cyber experts, engaged across all competencies and functions, tasked with identifying and responding to the most advanced threats, threat actors, and cyber attacks.

Managed Security Services

We offer a remote monitoring remediation and resolution service that puts the full capabilities and resources of the DarkMatter organisation at the service of our MSS teams. Whether you need a SOC built and operated from scratch or you need assistance in upgrading what you currently have in place, DarkMatter can provide assistance.

Secure Communications

DarkMatter's Secure Communications Suite protects fixed and mobile voice, video, chat, email, file sharing, data communication, as well as device management across various platforms and operating systems.

Infrastructure and System Integration

This area underpins our professional services offering for governments and corporations, providing applications, services and solutions that ensure our clients remain at the forefront of cyber security.

Smart Solutions

We offer a comprehensive security suite of services comprising elements of protection for both homes and businesses: The Connected and Secure Home & Office; Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures; Mobile Peace of Mind; and Trusted Hardware supply.

Staffed by global experts and headquartered in the UAE, DarkMatter provides peace of mind through consulting and project implementations that are scalable to clients of any size and that address any domain of cyber security threat or risk. As a trusted partner to governments and critical infrastructure entities, the firm also works with leading global companies operating in the field of electronic and cyber security.

Agile and innovative, DarkMatter takes a comprehensive approach to helping its clients navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of threat and risk mitigation strategies, tools, policies and systems.



Media contacts

Kevin Healy, Executive Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications, DarkMatter
Tel.: +971-56-538-7806
Email: Kevin.Healy@darkmatter.ae

Lina Arke, Account Executive, H+K Strategies
Tel.: +971-56-174-2468
Email: Lina.Arke@hkstrategies.com

SOURCE DarkMatter