Based in 2011, Wickr’s core service relies round offering enterprise end-to-end encryption for messaging, teleconferencing, and file switch, with Wicker also claiming the excellence of Wickr RAM being “the one collaboration service with full performance to fulfill all safety standards outlined” by the NSA.
Regardless that AWS gives internet hosting functionality for all method of cloud companies, AWS is a comparatively small participant within the messaging house with AWS’s solely different related providing being Chime, which is another meeting and video conferencing tool available as part of AWS’s growing portfolio of business services, though Chime does not support E2E encryption.
While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, TechCrunch says by way of Pitchbook that Wickr had raised $60 million in funding, and even with an outsized valuation, AWS’s acquisition of Wickr represents a drop within the bucket in comparison with AWS’s revenue of around $45 billion in 2020.
In AWS’s announcement publish, AWS VP and chief data safety officer Stephen Schmidt stated AWS will start providing Wickr’s companies to AWS clients “instantly,” although Schmidt didn’t present any steering on how the acquisition of Wickr will impression Chime or different AWS companies going ahead.
That stated, with Wickr’s claims about having encrypted communication that meets authorities tips, I wouldn’t be stunned if AWS plans to make use of Wickr to assist win contracts to deal with army communication sooner or later. Presently, Wickr companies are damaged up into a number of classes together with options for the army, authorities companies, state and native authorities, and enterprise.
Along with offering safe collaboration instruments permitting firms to share encrypted messages or recordsdata inside their group, Wickr additionally helps self-destructing messages that mechanically delete themselves after a specified size of time.