CAPS Approval allows UK Government departments to use Cellcrypt’s encrypted voice solution to meet their security needs up to Impact Level 3 / RESTRICTED
Cellcrypt announced that Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ for BlackBerry® has received CESG CAPS approval.
Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ for BlackBerry is certified at RESTRICTED/BASELINE grade that allows UK Government departments to meet their Baseline security needs.
CAPS (CESG Assisted Products Service) is a UK Cryptographic Evaluation Service run by CESG, the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance which provides policy and assistance on the security of communications and electronic data for central government departments and agencies, and the Armed Forces. CESG also helps protects the vital interests of the UK’s wider public sector, including law enforcement and local government, as well as the essential services that form the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure.
Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ is a smartphone software application that provides end-to-end voice call encryption on commercially available off-the-shelf BlackBerry smartphones for UK Government. It is an easy-to-use software application that makes secure calling as easy as making a normal mobile phone call and uses the IP data channel of mobile (2G, 3G, and 4G) networks.
Cellcrypt Mobile Baseline™ comprises a handset application and a back-end infrastructure. The BlackBerry smartphones have to be part of an IL3 deployment of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution, also approved by CESG and configured as per the CESG Security Procedures.
“Cellcrypt is committed to protecting the communications of Government personnel. We are proud to provide our customers with a CESG-approved secure mobile voice solution which is currently the only solution available to UK Government officials who require an approved means of speaking about sensitive matters on their BlackBerry smartphones,” said Richard Greco, CEO of Cellcrypt.
“In addition to the CESG-approved BlackBerry data solution, Cellcrypt’s secure voice application for BlackBerry smartphones provides an important additional capability for our UK Government customers who rely on the BlackBerry solution to secure their communications,” said Stephen Bates, Managing Director, UK and Ireland, Research In Motion. “This is a strong application solution that is easy to deploy and is powerful enough to be certified to UK Government security standards.”