Amazon Web Services (AWS) has bought encrypted communication expertise firm Wickr, in accordance with a Friday (June 25) announcement from AWS Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer Stephen Schmidt.
Clients and companions can entry superior security measures with Wickr all through voice and video calling, messaging, file sharing and collaboration that conventional communications providers don’t provide. As a consequence, giant companies and authorities companies can put governance and safety controls into place to assist fulfill compliance mandates, in accordance with the announcement.
“With the transfer to hybrid work environments, due partially to the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises and authorities companies have a rising need to guard their communications throughout many distant places. Wickr’s safe communications options assist enterprises and authorities organizations adapt to this transformation of their workforces and is a welcome addition to the rising set of collaboration and productiveness providers that AWS affords prospects and companions,” Schmidt wrote within the announcement.
Public sector shoppers at the moment harness Wickr for a broad array of use circumstances from equipping “service members on the tactical edge with encrypted communications” to soundly speaking with staffers primarily based in workplaces, in accordance with Schmidt.
Schmidt mentioned AWS is offering Wickr choices “efficient instantly,” whereas “Wickr prospects, channel, and enterprise companions can proceed to make use of Wickr’s providers as they do at the moment.”
The information comes as AWS made Adam Selipsky its CEO. The government “brings robust judgment, buyer obsession, group constructing, demand technology, and CEO expertise to an already very robust AWS management group,” in accordance with an email Amazon AWS CEO Andy Jassy despatched to AWS staffers, which was posted on-line.
“Adam just isn’t a brand new face to AWS. Back in 2005, Adam was one of many first VPs we employed in AWS, and ran AWS’s Sales, Marketing, and Support for 11 years (in addition to another areas like our AWS Platform providers for a spell),” Jassy mentioned within the publish.
PYMNTS beforehand reported that Jeff Bezos is stepping away from Amazon and will likely be handing off CEO tasks to Jassy and shifting into the manager chairman place starting in Q3 of 2021.