Silent Circle Achieves FIPS 140-2 Encryption Validation To Meet U.S. Federal Requirements For Silent Phone
Dec 15, 2015, 09:00 ET
GENEVA, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Silent Circle has today announced the completion of the FIPS 140-2 validation process for Silent Phone. This is the industry standard accreditation set by official governing body – the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – and is a validation required for any encryption utilized in any software solution deployed in the U.S. government.
Silent Circle has been awarded Certificate #2465 by NIST - achieved by Silent Phone after successfully testing with Silent Circle's Mobile Application Cryptographic module against the federally-mandated encryption standards on leading mobile platforms: Apple iOS and Android.
"Today, we have taken a significant step towards capturing the enterprise market, of which the U.S. Federal Government is one of the largest. Achieving the industry-standard FIPS 140-2 accreditation reinforces our Enterprise Privacy Platform as a legitimate and trusted secure communications ecosystem for the United States Government. This accreditation provides a strong foundation for the company to build towards offering our unique communications platform to government organizations throughout the world," said Daniel R. Ford, D.Sc. Chief Security Officer, Silent Circle.
"This was a perfect match for our team," said Ray Potter CEO of SafeLogic. "Silent Circle's expertise and vision combined with SafeLogic's cryptographic engine and validation service confirms the Enterprise Privacy Platform is ready for deployment in any federal agency and all regulated industries. We are extremely proud to provide the FIPS 140-2 validated encryption for Silent Circle."
FIPS 140-2 is the second iteration of the benchmark established in 1994. Certification is administered by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), operated jointly by the U.S. NIST Computer Security Division and their Canadian counterpart, Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).
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About Silent Circle
Silent Circle is a leader in enterprise privacy, delivered through a revolutionary platform of devices, software and services, built on its proprietary ZRTP technology, a fundamentally different, cloud-based, mobile architecture.
Now led by Bill Conner, the former Entrust President and CEO and Nortel President, Silent Circle was co-founded by Mike Janke, former Navy SEAL and security expert; Phil Zimmermann, co-founder of PGP, developer of the ZRTP protocol and 2015 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame; and Jon Callas, creator of Apple's whole disk encryption software and Co-founder of PGP Corporation.
Silent Circle is headquartered in Switzerland, home of the world's best privacy laws. For more information on Silent Circle, go to: https://www.silentcircle.com
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SafeLogic's product line is focused on standards-based cryptographic engines designed for use in mobile, Cloud, server, wearable, IoT, workstation, and appliance environments. These modules have been fully validated to FIPS 140-2 standards and offer drop-in OpenSSL and Bouncy Castle compatibility, a variety of connectors to accommodate unique product architecture, and instant compliance for federal deployments to SafeLogic customers. Even better, SafeLogic modules include RapidCert, the industry's only FIPS 140-2 validation service that provides a certificate in the customer's name, while drastically accelerating the timeline, requiring no additional engineering effort, zero interaction with testing labs, and at a fixed cost. SafeLogic was established in 2012, is privately held and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, see http://www.SafeLogic.com.
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