DarkMatter launches secure phone, platform at MWC

KATIM platform targets organisations requiring protection of critical data and communications.

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DarkMatter launches secure phone, platform at MWC KATIM seeks to address the portion of the population for which security of is paramount.
By  David Nidchu Published  February 27, 2017

Cyber security firm, DarkMatter has launched KATIM, a secure communications suite incorporating the KATIM Phone, KATIM OS, KATIM Secure communications application suite and KATIM Cyber Command Centre.

Unveiled in Barcelona, Spain on the first day of Mobile World Congress, KATIM is designed to offer a high level of protection against mobile attacks for users who have the most demanding security needs.

Designed by DarkMatter’s team of secure communications experts, KATIM provides an integrated solution to meet the needs of nations and enterprises requiring protection of critical data and communications.

Commenting on KATIM, Faisal Al Bannai, Founder and CEO of DarkMatter said, “Cyber-attacks have become a new frontier of warfare and espionage, and mobile security threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with serious repercussions for enterprise and governments. While smartphones have become a vital tool for business users and high-level officials, they also offer a vast attack surface for cyber criminals to gain access and compromise the sensitive information stored and consumed via these types of devices. According to Luminet, 75% of mobile apps would fail a basic security test, since the majority of smartphone apps do not have basic security protocols in place.”

Faisal Al Bannai continued, “Many secure phones available today cater to the needs of larger market segments, which can compromise security. KATIM addresses the portion of the population for which security of is paramount.” 

KATIM uses a hardened Android 7.x (Nougat) operating system to safeguard against vulnerabilities, and features end-to-end data encryption and secure storage for keys. Multilevel tamper protection also provides high assurance against physical threats, and frequent security patches protect against evolving vulnerabilities.

The KATIM Phone will begin shipping to qualified customers from the fourth quarter of 2017.

As the world’s largest gathering for the mobile communications community, Mobile World Congress has attracted over 100,000 delegates from more than 200 countries and territories. Mobile World Congress presents an ideal platform for DarkMatter to showcase its Secure Communications offer, while also featuring its recent developments in Big Data & Analytics, along with its proprietary Cyber Security Resilience Platform, Public Key Infrastructure offerings, and advances in Crypto.

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