Privacy has always been a concern for mobile users, but many may not realise that a violation of privacy is as simple as someone looking inside their phone behind their back, to read their SMS or look at their list of contacts.
The mobile privacy application SafeBox gives organisations and individuals an easy way to keep their SMS communications private, by allowing users to send and receive private SMS, as well as create a private list of contacts.
Everything is stored and encrypted in a PIN-protected area, making it inaccessible if the phone is ever lost, stolen or just gets in the wrong hands for a while. Nobody can read the messages sent or received, see whom they were written to, or even simply know that those messages exist, as SMS and contacts in SafeBox are invisible in the normal SMS and phonebook folders of the phone.
“We are delighted to have hit this new milestone of one and half million users, and with a recent partnership deal concluded in South East Asia, we are confident that we will see these numbers continue to grow even further and faster.” said Philippe Joly, founder of SafeBox.
Stories of leaked confidential corporate information, or celebrity scandals involving text messages are regularly making the media headlines and bring the issue of mobile privacy to the forefront.
"The need for our product is shockingly apparent when we receive normal SMS from our bank, containing our account balance, details of our financial transations, and other sensitive personal information."
Last year, SafeBox won the Mobile Messaging Award in the UK for Best Messaging Application for Consumers, but it is not a mobile privacy solution only targeted at consumers. It also offers a low cost solution for Enterprises. The application can be preloaded on all phones before they are even delivered to the staff, in the case of the organisations, which tend to order company phones in bulk.
With its encrypted SMS solution, SafeBox is becoming an important player in the mobile privacy market, as companies increasingly communicate with their customers or their staff about sensitive information such as passwords and codes, and as a result create a growing pile of digital information shared simply by ways of normal SMS.
For more information, visit www.safebox.mobi
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SafeBox is a software provider of award-winning private SMS Applications that allows mobile users to create a secret mobile space inside of their cell phone to send and receive private text messages.