SOURCE: Cellcrypt

Cellcrypt

March 31, 2011 12:57 ET

Cellcrypt Expands Senior Management Team With VP Latin America & Caribbean

Promotion Following Latam Growth of Voice Encryption Sales

LONDON--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - Cellcrypt (www.cellcrypt.com), the leading provider of encrypted cell phone voice calling, today announced the expansion of its Senior Management team with the promotion of John W. Puente to VP Latin America & Caribbean. This newly created position comes in the midst of a period of massive growth for the company, and will help bolster Cellcrypt's position as the trusted provider of secure voice communications to government and enterprise in this region.

In his new role, John will be leading the Latam operations and business development from Cellcrypt's regional headquarters in Miami, FL.

"This promotion is in recognition of John's hard work, passion and commitment to Cellcrypt," said Richard Greco, Cellcrypt CEO and Chairman. "Over the last two years, John has done an excellent job in winning many great customers, developing a profitable partner channel and solidifying our position as the leading provider of voice call encryption software solutions throughout Latin America & the Caribbean."

Puente joined Cellcrypt in 2009 as Director of Sales for Latin America & the Caribbean and has over 20 years of global experience in the internet, wireless and telecommunications industries. Prior to this appointment, John was EVP Sales and Business Development at QTEL Global Networks. Previously, he was CEO at VirtualCom and spent 7 years at Orion Network Systems Inc., as VP of Sales.

"Latin America and the Caribbean rank among the highest risk areas for cell phone call interception globally and we have seen the threat increase significantly in recent years as the region suffers from an increasing number of conflicts," said John. "The creation of this position on the Senior Management Team reinforces Cellcrypt's commitment to providing secure voice communications in Latin America and the Caribbean."

"Attacks on privacy can come from well-funded criminal organizations, drug cartels, industrial espionage by competitors, foreign agents, and investigative journalist looking for a scoop by intercepting calls. Together with our trusted partners we are dedicated to helping all levels of government, military, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies in Latam protect against these security vulnerabilities and speak securely on their cell phones."

About Cellcrypt
Cellcrypt is the leading provider of government-grade voice call encryption on off-the-shelf mobile phones -- including BlackBerry® and Nokia smartphones -- that enables secure calling to mobile phones and office phone systems (PBXs) to allow landline calling as well as access to standard PBX features such as voicemail, conference calling and calling out to the public phone network.

The Cellcrypt product is validated to CESG Claims Test Mark in the UK, and to FIPS 140-2 standard, approved by the US National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), and operates over data-enabled networks including 2G (GPRS/EDGE), 3G (HSPA, CDMA/EV-DO) and Wi-Fi®. Cellcrypt is a BlackBerry® Alliance Partner, Inmarsat Connect Partner, and has AT&T Mobility Data Certification.

Today, Cellcrypt solutions are used routinely by governments, enterprises and senior-level executives worldwide. Cellcrypt is a privately-held, venture-backed company with offices in the USA, UK, Asia Pacific and Middle East.

For more information please visit: www.cellcrypt.com.

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