Savcom is now offering a communications platform that allows 256-bit end-to-end encrypted phone calls as well as encrypted text, audio-videoconferencing, and file sharing on users’ personal mobile devices and/or laptops used aboard business aircraft. The feature is built into Savcom’s user app, meaning there are no browser plug-ins or virtual private networks (VPNs) needed (some countries, including Russia and China, no longer allow visitors to establish a VPN). Savcom has an app available for both iOS and Android devices, while laptops are secured via a browser-based "Command Center."
“We founded Savcom on the commonsense belief that business aviation operators, flying expensive equipment with very important passengers and typically representing very large security-sensitive corporations, must communicate safely and securely at all times as an industry best practice,” said company CEO Martin Hamilton.
Communications methods and open systems such as cellular voice, SMS text, email, and free-to-the-public chat apps are not secure, he said. “This is especially true of foreign telecom data and voice telephony services, public Wi-Fi, and the vulnerability of personal devices that are susceptible to viruses and malware.”
According to Hamilton, there are billions of attempts made each day around the globe to steal data and do harm. “Fortune 500 corporations and high-profile and high-net-worth individuals are specifically targeted,” he added.