certgate acquires secure Apple iOS & Android telephone and chat solution from Ethon

Nuremberg, January 19, 2017, certgate GmbH, one of the leading providers of secure mobile communication technologies acquired the software etaPhone (hereinafter cgPhone) from Ethon GmbH as of January 1, 2017. Corresponding Ethon employees also transferred to certgate together with the software.

cgPhone is a highly advanced and flexible solution for the worldwide secure and encrypted telephony and chat communication for Apple iOS and Android devices. The connection to practically any VOIP infrastructure is guaranteed via the SIP protocol.

Top governmental security organizations, i.e. in the Middle East, protecting for years successfully their mobile communication infrastructure with this secure solution.

Jan Wendenburg, CEO certgate, explained with regard to the successful acquisition: “We want to become the leading European provider for secure mobile communication. The acquisition of the etaPhone software as well as the already completed internal development of our new security token for the protection of mobile data and communication are important milestones for this aim. I am especially pleased that a secure telephony & chat solution cgPhone is now immediately available quickly, easily and practically for every company.”

cgPhone is available as a corporate solution and can be installed on a company server and put into operation within only one day. A fast setup and high scalability is guaranteed at all times through the special architecture of the solution. The operation can be carried out easily by the inhouse IT administration via the simple to use web interface; flexible and cost-effective.

The solution is distributed directly and via certgate partners in order to ensure the optimum support and integration especially for corporate customers in Europe and other countries. A “cgPhone starter package” is immediately available for an easy, quick start, enabling a fast implementation without any problems.

Particularly today, espionage apps and hacker tools are practically available for everyone and everywhere and can intercept and listen in on all communication without notice. Therefore, each company which exchanges confidential conversations or information should have the possibility to communicate simply, securely and in an encrypted manner. cgPhone makes this possible for each company– no matter whether for two or two thousand devices.

cgPhone will also be available as a secure, encrypted Cloud solution in future, substantially further developed by certgate in the next few months and additionally combined with other certgate products such as the secure, certified cgCard and the high-security cgToken.


Michael Held
Head of Marketing
+49 911-93523-53

certgate is one of the leading IT security providers for secure, mobile communication technologies and a member of the alliance “IT Security Made in Germany” for many years.

Internationally leading companies and authorities such as the German Federal Employment Agency and state security authorities in other countries secur their mobile communication through certgate’s patented technology and products. certgate’s solutions are also distributed through partners worldwide and enable real protection against hackers, mobile data leakage and unauthorized access– also by governmental authorities. certgate already provides sustainable protection for the mobile communication and data for thousands of users daily worldwide today.
Find out today why secure communication is recommended as essential by many leading experts under: https://www.certgate.com/en/why-encryption


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