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Published 10 July 2012

Cummings Engineering announced the release of SecureMobile 1.0, powered its proprietary SAIFE encryption technology

Chandler, Arizona-based Cummings Engineering announced the release of SecureMobile 1.0, powered by SAIFE. Cummings Engineering says  the release highlights role in the Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, initiatives to government, law-enforcement, homeland security. and military markets where protecting privileged communications is critical. The company has been conducting pilots with the U.S. Military for the past year as part of a Government-Only Early Adopter Program.

We deliberately designed our pilots to gain firsthand working knowledge of what our government customers’ real needs are by working closely with them as they tested SecureMobile for both vulnerabilities and utility,” said Darren Cummings, president, Cummings Engineering. “We were committed to releasing a product only when we felt the appropriate security was achieved — the stakes are too high for our customers. We are confident this product represents the highest level of secure communications on a commercial off the shelf (COTS) device today.”

The company says its products employ a patent-pending cryptographic foundation for all of its products which has been validated by the U.S. government’s National Institute of Standards & Technology’s (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS 140-2).

This security solution is already in use at the federal level, but the company says this product launch will officially bring its mobile security technology to new federal government organizations, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies.

Cummings Engineering built its products around patent-pending Cummings’ technology named the Secure Agile Interoperable Framework for the Enterprise (SAIFE). SAIFE enables users to achieve trusted mobile security and information sharing across any network and any device.

The technology leverages military grade encryption, known as the Suite B algorithms from the National Security Agency (NSA), to apply high grade security to the commercial market.

Commercial mobile devices are ubiquitous and important as they help our government IT departments by lowering costs. However, mobile security is difficult, and connecting them can create a significant threat to the system and the people they support. SecureMobile is the first of many applications powered by SAIFE to overcome these threats and help enable trusted use of commercial phones, tablets and networked devices,” said Cummings. “July 4th represents independence for our government customers by enabling the ability to leverage commercial devices on trusted networks.”