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SaltDNA and Copperhead Partner to Provide End-to-End Encrypted Mobile Communications with Full Device Security

07/26/2016 by John Bailie

First enterprise managed solution to provide complete mobile security without a specialized
smartphone

SaltDNA and Copperhead have partnered to bring businesses a complete end-to-end secure mobile communications solution. Copperhead is the developer of CopperheadOS, a hardened, secure open source operating system for Android that provides security for endpoint devices against a variety of attack vectors, including malicious apps, remote attacks and USB attacks. SaltDNA provides the highest-grade encryption technology for mobile communications coupled with the best-in-class enterprise management and control; and can be flexibly deployed on the end-customer's premise, in a trusted-partner data center, or consumed as a SaaS service from SaltDNA. Together, SaltDNA and CopperheadOS provide a complete end-to-end secure mobile communications solution, from the device to communications in transit, with the management control and compliance functionality required by the enterprise.

"Our customers want an integrated mobile security solution that includes both endpoint device security and encrypted communications with full enterprise management, but they don't want the added complexity of specialized hardware," said Joe Boyle, co-founder and COO of SaltDNA. "That's why we've partnered with Copperhead. They are the best at protecting and managing security on smartphones and together we bring the enterprise a best-in-class integrated solution that is both scalable and manageable."

"The global enterprise will vastly benefit from this partnership," explains James Donaldson, CEO of Copperhead Limited. "The enterprise has been craving a solution this scalable for decades and combining CopperheadOS secure endpoint security features with SaltDNA's transport protection application and device management provides a total package for communications that the enterprise can trust."

SaltDNA Features

SaltDNA Enterprise is a fully enterprise-managed software solution that provides absolute privacy in mobile communications to protect its users from economic and corporate espionage. It is easy to deploy and uses multi-layered encryption techniques to meet the highest of security standards. The SaltDNA Mobile App can be used on any device running iOS or Android and protects communications over any network. The SaltDNA Communication Manager provides a console for tight management of users and can be configured for the management of regulatory (i.e. FINRA and HIPAA) compliance.

CopperheadOS Features

CopperheadOS is an open-source secure Android variant that protects its users from attacks at all levels from physical attack vectors to remote attack vectors. A vast array of security and privacy features increase the resource expenditure required by an attacker to locate and penetrate a single CopperheadOS device. Some of CopperheadOS security features include memory corruption mitigations, automated integer overflow checking, improved sandboxing and Linux kernel self-protection; and also includes privacy enhancements like MAC randomization. CopperheadOS stays up-to-date with standard Android monthly security updates and benefits from upstream patching ahead of stock.

CopperheadOS is available pre-installed on devices via the CopperheadOS online store and for flashing on Nexus devices. SaltDNA can be downloaded to a CopperheadOS protected device via the Copperhead Application Delivery system.

About Copperhead

Formed in 2014, Copperhead is an information security firm comprised of security researchers located in Toronto, Canada that specializes in mobile communications. Copperhead's flagship product, CopperheadOS, is a secure Android variant that provides top-of-the-line privacy and security features to the mobile space. www.copperhead.co.

About SaltDNA

SaltDNA develops solutions that leverage multi-layered encryption techniques to secure enterprise mobile communications. SaltDNA Enterprise is the first enterprise-class solution for highly secure communications, with enterprise control and management, and with optional auditing features to meet regulatory compliance requirements. SaltDNA is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Belfast, UK, and is funded by Accomplice (formerly Atlas Venture) and Stonehammer Capital. www.saltdna.com.

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