Salt Communications have been trading for 9 years this month.
How has the world changed for us as a company and for everyone else in the world of mobile communications in those 9 years?
Let’s look at some headlines from 2013
In the USA – Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations
In the UK – ‘The year we all went mobile’
What was happening in the mobile space?
After Blackberry’s years of dominance in the enterprise space it was very obvious around 2012 that Blackberry was losing its position as the leader enterprise mobility space. It simply did not move fast enough after the introduction of the iPhone in 2007 and then Android in 2009. The new ecosystem being offered by iOS and Android meant that the Blackberry offering suddenly seemed very limited. These new mobile ecosystems resulted in global communications quickly switching from through-the-telecoms-network to over-the-top (OTT) of the network. The vast majority of these new “apps” were consumer based and offered very little assurances from a privacy perspective.
These same consumer apps began to brand themselves as “secure” because they started offering some form of encryption within their technology. In Salt, we understood that encryption alone will not suffice to make a communication app secure, and we saw the opportunity to build a system which offered all of the engaging elements of the consumer apps, while focusing on an organisations’ security, allowed them to have full control of the system, remain compliant and, of course, keep their private communications secure.
And Salt was born!
Salt Communications was then formed in 2013 by a group of tech professionals with a shared history in enterprise security, telecoms, network optimisation and app development. The crucial decision made in 2013 was for the founders of Salt to focus on building an enterprise only solution (with no consumer equivalent) and move back from California to Belfast to found the company from Northern Ireland. From Belfast the company would be able to be close to the initial market and grow with the assistance of high quality, youthful talent coming out of the local universities in Belfast.
When developing the MVP the Salt executive team sourced some high profile design customers who would help to develop the product roadmap for the product. SaltDNA (now rebranded Salt Communications) began as a born global company as they believed that their key customer base was situated outside of the United Kingdom. All these decisions eventually helped the organisation to expand globally, build relationships with customers across multiple sectors and increase the company’s global footprint.
Salts Journey through the years..
Over the past nine years Salt has grown on many levels. From developing an array of key features that are utilised by some of the largest organisations within industries such as enterprise, Legal, Finance and Media. Salt has been deployed by Government, Policing and Military clients who rely on our technology to operate securely. From a concept to a globally deployed secure communications system, Salt’s expanding user base have all come from operations in Belfast. In 2013 Salt started building the team from the ground up with both experienced mentors and fresh talent from local universities, graduating from accelerator programmes such as Tech Nation, LORCA Ignite and many award wins.
So what does the future hold for Salt?
Salt Communications have been deployed globally by some of the world’s largest organisations to keep their most sensitive real-time communications secure. We have regularly been recognised for the quality of our team and product and have been independently verified by some of the world’s leading security validation companies.
In serving a unified technology product Salt is continuously working to improve its product in order to provide customers with features that will help continue secure their communications.
We Invite you!
We would love you to be part of our 9th year Anniversary Celebrations.
Please join us for our next webinar where we are looking at Mobile Communications evolution over the past decade – to secure your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a chance to meet our staff at future events and city visits to chat about all things secure communications.
If you require any additional assistance, please contact our experts for more information on this subject at email@example.com or to sign up for a free trial of Salt Communications or to speak with a member of the Salt Communications team.
About Salt Communications
Salt Communications is a multi-award winning cyber security company providing a fully enterprise-managed software solution giving absolute privacy in mobile communications. It is easy to deploy and uses multi-layered encryption techniques to meet the highest of security standards. Salt Communications offers ‘Peace of Mind’ for Organisations who value their privacy, by giving them complete control and secure communications, to protect their trusted relationships and stay safe. Salt Communications is headquartered in Belfast, N. Ireland, for more information visit Salt Communications.