This cybersecurity company is opening a new office in Columbia - Technical.ly Baltimore

Business

Sep. 1, 2017 12:38 pm

This cybersecurity company is opening a new office in Columbia

Silent Circle, which produces software for securing smartphones, is planting a flag in a sleek-looking space called Cirql.

A screenshot of Silent Phone for iOS.

(Courtesy image)

Cybersecurity company Silent Circle is opening a new office in Columbia, said Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Joshua Konowe.

The company has about 15 employees working out of Cirql, a new office space on Columbia Gateway Drive. Employees there will be a mix of company leaders, tech and sales staffes, Konowe said. Silent Circle, which has about 70 employees, will keep its Fairfax office, Konowe said.

Earlier this year, Silent Circle named Gregg Smith as CEO. He formerly led Baltimore-based OptioLabs. The five-year-old company has a new B2B focus after sales of its privacy-focused smartphone, called the Blackphone, struggled.

The company makes a software product called Silent Phone, which is designed to secure functions like calls, messaging and file sharing on mobile phones. Along with encryption, it has capabilities to delete messages after a period of time set by a company. The product is sold to enterprises. Konowe said the company is looking to sell to government contractors, healthcare and insurance firms. Silent Circle recently released version 6.0 of the product. The new version is faster, and the company looked to create more consistency between iOS and Android products, Konowe said.

Silent Circle also added hardware recently with an acquisition of Kesala. That company’s product is a small box that encrypts data before connecting to the internet, Konowe said.

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

Advertisement

This email service for devs is growing its Maryland presence

Serverless security startup Protego raises $2M in seed funding

Maryland-based IronNet Cybersecurity raises $78M Series B

SPONSORED

Baltimore

How Think|Stack and Year Up are cultivating local tech talent

Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Email Production Associate

Apply Now
3500 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224

SmartLogic

Sales and Business Analyst

Apply Now
Baltimore or remote

Fastspot

Back-end Web Developer

Apply Now

Tenable joins Cyber Tech Accord

Maryland cybersecurity companies head to San Francisco for RSA Conference

Bridges moves headquarters to Hanover with growth expected

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Let these free workshops help your business really take off

Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Messaging Product Manager

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

160over90

Digital Creative Director

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Front-End Web Developer

Apply Now

Sign-up for regular updates from Technical.ly

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!