Barcelona (02.03.2015): Sikur will present a new smartphone at this year’s MWC. The device was
designed specifically for exchanging sensitive and confidential information, without affecting its
speed and efficiency.
The GranitePhone, to be released in Barcelona, is the product of years of research relating to
national defence, governmental and multinational communication. It will ensure privacy on calls,
messaging, documents and instant messages.
The device contains all the features of a cutting edge smartphone without risking any information
leaks or any loss of business data.
Security is an issue that troubles executives and governments worldwide. Research carried out by
the Ponemon Institute, and sponsored by Symantec in 2014, shows that 60% of companies surveyed
have dealt with more than one data leak in the last two years.
“In the beginning we expect to cater for governments and business markets. In the future, when
more people become aware of the value of the information they share, like consumption habits and
localization, this will change and a new consumer market will open to us,” predicts Cristiano Iop
Kruger, CEO of Sikur.
The GranitePhone offers high levels of encryption, corporate control and device management. For
example, in case of theft or loss, you can remotely log onto the Sikur cloud and destroy all
information on the handset. An application store in the future will offer security applications only
tested and approved by Sikur.
The GranitePhone, apart from other security solutions, is not limited to only offering applications
with encryption features. The application pack is part of the built-in hardware, as the device was
designed with intrinsic safety from all layers of the device, eliminating privacy gaps that may allow
theft, exposure and espionage of data.
Given the great demand from companies and governments for security and privacy projects in Latin
America, the Middle East and the USA, the first batch of devices should be available in the third
quarter of 2015.
Considered a global company, Sikur has offices and local staff in the US, Middle East, Brazil, Mexico,
Colombia and Chile. Expansion plans into new markets include opening units in London and
Singapore in the second half of 2015.