Kyocera Torque Smartphone Expands Rugged Persona with Military-Grade
Security from SAIFE
SAIFE, Inc. and Kyocera Communications, Inc. Sign Joint Marketing and
Development Agreement to Deliver Secure Mobility Aimed at Law Enforcement,
First Responders and Defense
CHANDLER, Ariz. & SAN DIEGO -- December 3, 2013
SAIFE, Inc., a leader in secure communications, today announced a co-marketing
and business development alliance with Kyocera Communications, Inc., a leading
provider of wireless phones and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera
Under the terms of the agreement, SAIFE and Kyocera have certified operation
of SAIFE’s Secure Framework for the Enterprise® on the Kyocera Torque, a
ruggedized “commercial off-the-shelf” (COTS) 4G LTE Android™ smartphone,
bringing best-in-class mobile technology and defense-grade security to deliver
enterprise agility. The integration will deliver new and significant
competitive advantage in secure communications for first responders, law
enforcement, government, industrial and mobile enterprise customers operating
in extreme environmental conditions.
“Our Torque and Dura Series mobile devices have made Kyocera a leader in
ruggedized, dependable devices for the enterprise market, where they must
excel in the most severe environments,” said Eric Anderson, senior vice
president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera
Communications, Inc. “By offering Torque with the integrated SAIFE Framework,
we meet a distinct need in the market for an innovative, durable and highly
secure COTS mobile platform.”
“This alliance addresses the crushing demand enterprises are experiencing
around the benefits and challenges inherent in the Bring Your Own Device
(BYOD) movement,” said Darren Cummings, CEO and founder of SAIFE. “The SAIFE
Framework was recently selected by the U.S. Navy as the first software-only
secure mobility solution for off-the-shelf devices approved for testing on a
Navy network. The market development alliance between Kyocera and SAIFE will
accelerate our mission to protect and connect the world’s data seamlessly.”
Kyocera Torque with the SAIFE Framework has obtained SAIFE Certified Labs
Stage 3 certification. Users will benefit from capability sets such as:
*SAIFE Mobile®: Secure end-to-end communication via FIPS 140-2 validated
cryptography for secure voice, messaging, and application data-at-rest
encryption over untrusted networks.
*SAIFE Trusted IP Relay Network (TIPRNET®): Asecure cloud-based network
that provides high-availability and low-latencycryptographicservices for
SAIFE Mobile clients, offering built-in mitigation against Denial of
Service (DoS) attacks.
*SAIFE Management Console (SMC®): A secure Web-based solution that provides
administrative capabilities for managing all of an organization’s
SAIFE-enabled devices. SMC provides an easy to use interface for
administering the complex features of a fully implemented PKI, including
certificate signing, revocation, configuration management, auditing,
licensing, and password resets.
The Kyocera Torque smartphone is built to Military Standard 810G (MilSpec) to
withstand dust, shock, vibration, solar radiation, humidity, blowing rain, low
pressure, salt fog and extreme temperatures, along with IP67 standards for
dust, sprayed water and full immersion in water up to one meter deep for up to
30 minutes. It was America’s first phone to include Kyocera’s award-winning
new Smart Sonic Receiver technology, which transmits sounds not only as
traditional sound waves, but also as vibrations carried by body tissue
directly to the eardrum and inner ear, yielding unparalleled sound clarity
even in the noisiest environments.
About Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Communications Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices
in the Americas. Designed with durability, dependability, and long-term value
as priorities, Kyocera mobile phones help people feel comfortable with new
technology and use it to connect, perform and outsmart life's challenges. At
the heart of Kyocera's products is a belief that one size doesn't fit all and
that people should do more with phones instead of being confused by them or
having to alter their lifestyles to accommodate them. For more information,
follow the company at www.facebook.com/kyoceramobilephones or
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine (or “advanced”) ceramics. Kyocera specializes in combining
these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other
technologies, such as solar power generating systems, printers, copiers,
mobile phones, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools
and industrial components. During the year ended March 31, 2013, the company’s
net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approx. USD13.6 billion).
About SAIFE, Inc.
Founded by Cummings Engineering, SAIFE Inc. is a premier provider of secure
communication and is recognized for rapid development of innovation and
digital security without compromise. Its solutions have received the highest
level of trust within the military ranks and address the needs of commercial
applications. SAIFE’s ability to secure communication with already existing
devices, networks, and infrastructures, provides customers with the industry’s
most robust software-only solution that is scalable, easy to use and trusted.
SAIFE Inc. is a privately held organization headquartered in Chandler,
Arizona. For more information about SAIFE Inc., visit us online at
© 2013 Kyocera. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of
Kyocera Corporation. SAIFE Secure Framework for the Enterprise, SAIFE Mobile,
SAIFE Trusted IP Relay Network and SAIFE Management Console are registered
trademarks of SAIFE, Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.; use of this
trademark is subject to Google Permissions. All other marks are properties of
their respective owners.
Bill Cox, 208-381-0001
Kyocera Communications, Inc.
John Chier, 858-882-3543
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