what is apparent from the Market Guide is that organisations should not rely upon consumer apps to protect their communications
Armour Communications, a leading provider of specialist, secure communications solutions, has announced that it has been included in Gartner’s Market Guide for Secure Instant Communications. The 2017 Market Guide defines secure instant communications solutions as those that “protect the confidentiality and integrity of voice, text and video communications sent over mobile and wireless networks, while also providing archiving functionality.” Armour Communications is listed alongside other Representative Vendors that offer security instant communications.
David Holman, a director of Armour Communications said: “We are delighted to be included in Gartner’s Market Guide for Secure Instant Communications. We believe that, with regulatory compliance and the increased number of privacy-invading mobile apps now prevalent, security and risk managers are looking for solutions that enable secure communications and archiving for voice and text in order to protect important and confidential information.
“To us, what is apparent from the Market Guide is that organisations should not rely upon consumer apps to protect their communications. We feel that, while they may provide comparable security capabilities, they are not enough to ensure proper enterprise-level security. We believe that features such as an administrator account, integration with directory services, archiving, monitoring and encryption certifications are all essential to manage secure communications across an enterprise.”
Gartner states in the Market Guide that “Security leaders in organizations that have a real need for protecting instant communications will discover that the total cost of purchasing and implementing an enterprise-grade solution is not as high as having to make a consumer solution work in specific enterprise scenarios.”
Armour Mobile is a government certified solution and can be downloaded from the app stores and used on company-issued or staff owned devices (BYOD). It is easily deployed and centrally managed either on the Armour secure cloud, or as a full on-premises installation, giving enterprises high security, control and privacy for their corporate data.
Armour Mobile provides secure voice calls, video calls, one-to-one and group messaging, voice and video conference calls, file attachments and sent/received/read message status. Using a FIPS-140-2 validated crypto core, Armour Mobile has been awarded many other certifications including CPA (Commercial Product Assurance) from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and is included in the NATO Information Assurance catalogue.
Gartner, ‘Market Guide for Secure Instant Communications’, Dionisio Zumerle, Gregg Pessin, 18 December 2017, ID: G00314063.
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About Armour Comms
Armour Communications Limited is a UK based company supplying market leading technology for secure communication via 3G, LTE (4G), Wi-Fi and satellite for voice, video, messaging and data on Android or iOS platforms. Armour Mobile also features in-built secure conferencing (audio or video) between multiple callers.
Armour Mobile is available as a Cloud or an On-Premises solution, and by using the optional Armour Connect Gateway, integration to a customer’s PBX and standard office desk phones is possible. With its focus on interoperability Armour Mobile was the first secure communications app to connect to Skype for Business (previously called Lync) using standard Cisco SIP-based technology, and Armour Desktop extends the secure mobile communications functionality of Armour Mobile and delivers it to organisations via a Windows 10 client.
Together Armour Mobile and Armour Desktop enable users inside and external to the organisation to communicate transparently within a secure and private environment, while taking advantage of the reduced costs and increased flexibility provided by Voice over IP corporate communications.
Armour solutions are FIPS, NATO and CPA approved up to OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE, with additional security layers to mitigate threats up to SECRET.
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