Feb 8, 2011 (Santa Monica, CA) – TigerText, Inc, the worldwide leader in private mobile messaging for consumers and now enterprises, today announced the launch of its TigerTextPRO SaaS solution (tigerconnect.com/pro). Leveraging the company’s core technology for secure mobile message management, TigerTextPRO enables companies to deploy their own end-to-end encrypted, private mobile network in hours not weeks. The secure solution addresses a growing demand for better management and control of text communications in the workforce as more and more employees use mobile messaging as their primary means of communication.
“Similar to the way companies provide employees a network for secure and private email communications,” said TigerText CEO Jeffrey Evans, “TigerTextPRO now enables companies to have the same control, cost management and privacy with their mobile communications in addition to a robust company directory. Texting is rampantly becoming the de facto communication method and yet the way it’s managed by companies remains largely unsecured, inefficient and subject to violation of government regulations.”
TigerTextPRO provides companies, health care institutions, and government agencies with administration and policy-level controls that can mirror privacy and security policies in other areas of their business. Using the same smartphones employees are already carrying, TigerTextPRO reduces liability and risks of data leakage while enhancing employee communication and productivity.
Users simply download the app on their smartphones (iPhone, Android, and Blackberry) and perform a one-time login to get authenticated. Corporate administrators control the end-users lifespan of messages and having messages delete upon read. In addition, end-users have increased functionality from confirmation of delivery and proof of read notification all of which are not available with traditional SMS. Administrators access an easy and secure web-based tool to control both open and closed networks, create distribution lists and perform simple user management. In addition, TigerText also offers the archiving options for companies that need to retain and retrieve conversations history for eDiscovery.
Hospitals and medical practitioners are now concerned with complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In the Healthcare industry, Dr. James French, Executive Director, Triad Hospitalists at Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, N.C., recently required his staff of 40 to adopt TigerText saying, “This will revolutionize how doctors communicate, which is definitely a choke point in the health care system. When we admit patients to the hospital, it can take up to ten days just to get information about their condition to their primary care physician. But with TigerText, I can reach out and get answers immediately. “
In the Entertainment industry, Michael Duggan, a veteran television writer, and producer who worked on “Law & Order” and “Miami Vice”, is testing TigerText’s upcoming ability to attach documents by sending out his new movie script to a small group of executives and producers. Says Duggan, “In this digital age, scripts immediately get blasted all over town even if you send it to one person,” he said. “Not being able to control the message and the sensitive material attached to it can really hurt a project.”
Specific sectors in the Financial Services industry that are subject to Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) such as high net-worth family offices are creating private, secure groups from which to conduct highly confidential business communications with time-sensitive information.