SecureSMS, a product from CellTrust that promises a secure mobile environment for “critical information,” has won the Communication Solutions product of the year for 2008 from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC).
SecureSMS is designed to help organizations in healthcare, financial services/banking, government, education, travel and mobile advertising to have the ability to exchange critical information with customers in a trusted environment on the mobile device. Unlike traditional SMS communication, SecureSMS adds a multi-layer level of encryption and security to messages that contain more sensitive information.
Among other things, SecureSMS adds control to manage confidential information exchange via mobile devices, accountability with recipient confirmation when SMS is received and opened, enterprise level compliance without costly development or server infrastructure investment, carrier-ready compatibility with more than 710 carriers in over 217 countries and security with end-to-end encryption across the mobile ecosystem (i.e. carriers, tower operators, infrastructure providers or aggregators).
Working in conjunction with CellTrust’s “SecureSMS Gateway,” SecureSMS works by utilizing a micro client that installs on the handset to communicate with the SecureSMS Gateway. The application is similar to a regular SMS editor and encrypts outgoing secure messages as well as decrypts incoming secure messages received via the SecureSMS Gateway.
As more and more information is being shared via SMS from business to consumer or vice versa, especially information that’s private or extra-sensitive, security and an extra layer of protection will be vital. Products like this will only further the innovation surrounding SMS, so its no wonder they won the product of the year when it comes to mobile technology solutions.