Salt Communications, the developer of encrypted communications solutions for the enterprise, today delivered Salt Communications Enterprise. Salt Communications Enterprise is a fully enterprise-controlled solution that provides absolute privacy in mobile communications. It is easy to deploy and uses multi-layered encryption techniques to meet the highest security standards. The Salt Communications Mobile App can be used on any device running iOS or Android and guarantees impermeable communications over any network. The Salt Communications’ Communication Manager provides a console for tight management of closed user groups and has the option to turn on functionality for the management of regulatory (i.e. FINRA and HIPAA) compliance.
“Communications between executives, customers and partners often contain valuable and/or sensitive information that is quite easily intercepted and often exploited. Encrypted communications are critical for companies that need to keep information private, but controls are needed to manage users and prevent misuse,” said Kevin Donaghy, co-founder and CEO of Salt Communications. “We created Salt Communications’ Enterprise to address that gap specifically. It is an integrated solution that gives enterprises the full control needed to manage secure communications tightly across an organization.”
Salt Communications’ Enterprise can be delivered as a hosted service through security service providers or installed in the organization’s private infrastructure as business requirements dictate. The Salt Communications’ Communication Manager uses Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for credentialing administrators; and provides tight control over the encrypted network, including instantaneous provisioning and management of closed user groups from a simple web-based dashboard. Once authorized, users can download the Salt Communications’ Mobile App and begin secure voice and text communications immediately on any mobile device; messages can be burned by either the sending or receiving party.
“For our clients that refuse to compromise on security, an encrypted communication system over which they have complete control is critical,” said Todd Butler, Vice President at Chenega International Consulting, LLC, a provider of security services to government and enterprise customers. “Salt Communications combines the simplicity of the best consumer apps with the highest-grade encryption techniques and enterprise-class controls. With Salt Communications, we can give our clients the ability to test the system in minutes using our hosted service and deploy into production in hours, using our hosted service or on-premise.”
With Salt Communications, all communication data is encrypted at the transport layer with TLS v1.2 and 2048-bit RSA encryption, making every conversation private and secure. Text conversations are held off-the-record (OTR) through Axolotl; each message is encrypted with its own key using a 256-bit AES cipher in CTR mode the loss of a key doesn’t compromise an entire conversation. Voice conversations are secured through a combination of Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) and Secure Remote Transport Protocol, enabling encryption of all Voice-over-IP (VoIP) calls.
About Salt Communications
Salt Communications develops solutions that leverage multi-layered encryption techniques to secure enterprise mobile communications. Salt Communications Enterprise is the first enterprise-class solution for highly secure communications, with tight central control, and with optional auditing features to meet regulatory compliance requirements. Salt Communications is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Belfast, UK, and is funded by Accomplice (formerly Atlas Venture) and Stonehammer Capital. For more information, visit Salt Communications.
About Chenega International Consulting. LLC
Chenega International Consulting, LLC (CIC), a Washington DC based subsidiary of Chenega Corporation, is a leading provider of integrated security services to government and commercial entities worldwide. CIC delivers integrated security solutions, customized training, and analytical services in over 25 countries.