This article from the mobileburn.com suggests a closeness with the government that may make some people nervous. The question in the back of buyers minds after reading this article could actually drive people away. Are buyers supposed to believe that the military is going let this be, …”marketed to military, intelligence, and civilian agencies”, without a back door?
Here is the article and the source information.
Verizon collaborates with Cellcrypt to give the government secure mobile calling services
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News by Dan Seifert on Monday April 30, 2012.
Verizon Wireless has partnered with Cellcrypt to provide the U.S. government with secure mobile calling services. Cellcrypt is a provider of encrypted voice-calling software for a variety of smartphone platforms.The new secure calling service from Verizon will be marketed to military, intelligence, and civilian agencies in the government. It will allow federal agents to manage their mobile devices while still defending against cyber-terrorist attacks. The service will support smartphones and tablets that run Android, BlackBerry, and the iOS operating systems, and will work on cellular, Wi-Fi, and satellite networks. Verizon says that the software application handling the encryption supports the federal information processing standard 140-2, a government standard for cryptographic hardware and software.
The new service does not yet have a name, but it is expected to be available later this fall. Trial testing is currently happening with several government agencies.
source: Verizon Wireless