TigerText, a company that develops a private SMS app, is launching an enterprise version of its product today. Called TigerTextPRO, the service allows companies to deploy their own private and secure mobile network in hours.
As we reported last year, TigerText’s mobile apps allows users to send text messages or photos that can then be deleted off both the sender’s and receiver’s phone after a selected period of time. Once a sender selects the message lifespan (from 1 minute up to 30 days), expired messages are not only deleted from both phones, but are not stored on any server and they cannot be retrieved once expired. Users can also select a “Delete on Read” option, which will delete the text 60 seconds after the recipient opens the message.
TigerTextPro allows organizations to deploy a private, secure mobile network to allow employees can privately communicate on their existing mobile devices within a company.
With the enterprise version of the app, users download the app on their company smartphones (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows 7) and perform a one-time login to get authenticated. Administrators can then use a web-based tool to control archiving policies, create groups and perform simple user management. The PRO version provides companies, health care institutions and government agencies with administrative and policy-level controls reduces liability and risks of data leakage while enhancing employee communication and productivity.
Already a number of companies in the healthcare and financial sectors are using the Pro version so employees can communicate via SMS without the risk of privacy issues. The startup, which faces competition from Kik Messenger, has raised $1.9 million in angel funding from Herb Madan and the co-founder of Akamai, Randall Kaplan.