Sep 23, 2014

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Vysk Launches New EP1 Everyday Privacy Case, Encrypted Text, and Encrypted Gallery Applications

Easy-to-use case protects consumers from cyber criminals while providing 120 percent more battery life

September 23, 2014 (SAN ANTONIO, TX) -- Today, Vysk Communications announces that its new Everyday Privacy Case (EP1) is now available for sale and ready for shipment. The EP1 is one component of the Vysk Privacy System, which uses a combination of hardware and software to provide next-generation privacy and security and allows everyone to experience privacy.

The EP1 starts with a hardware solution that locks down your iPhone’s front and rear cameras with innovative patent-pending camera shutters. Once closed, you are protected from someone capturing unauthorized photos or videos of you and your family. The EP1 not only offers first-to-market privacy features, but it also charges your phone, adding up to an additional 120 percent battery power, and serves as a protective case for the iPhone® 5/5s.

The software component includes the Vysk Private Gallery app, as well as the Vysk Private Text app, which is due for release later this month. With the Vysk Private Gallery app users can transfer images and videos from their current photo gallery or take photos using the built-in camera interface and store them inside the encrypted, password-protected application. Users can organize photos into two separate galleries, each with its own unique access PIN. A self-destruct function allows users to completely erase the entire contents of the galleries instantly and permanently. Additional functionality includes sharing photos via social media channels, email, AirDrop and text message, all without leaving the app.

In addition, data backed up to iCloud will also be safe from prying eyes, as it is transferred as encrypted information, rather than a picture from your standard photo gallery. Even if a user’s account were hacked, a cyber criminal would not be able to decipher the photos or videos stored within the Vysk Private Gallery app.

“The more we rely on our smartphones—keeping photos, videos, text messages and sensitive information stored on devices—the more cyber criminals want access to them,” says Victor Cocchia, CEO of Vysk Communications. “That’s why you need hardware and software solutions to combat these attacks, which happen on a daily basis without your knowledge. Our goal is for everyday consumers to experience privacy wherever they go.”

Users will receive full access to the Vysk Private Gallery app and Vysk Private Text app with the purchase of an EP1 Everyday Privacy Case. The EP1 case retails for $119.99 and is available now for immediate delivery on vysk.com. It is also available on Bestbuy.com and exclusively at Best Buy retail locations, November 2.

The EP1 Everyday Privacy Case is available for iPhone 5/5s and is available in gold, blue, black and red. The Vysk Private Gallery app and Vysk Private Text app will be compatible with iOS version 7.0 and later.

Vysk is a market leader and manufacturer of private secure communications solutions. Founded in 2012, Vysk's mission is to redefine, and restore, privacy in the digital age. Vysk's combination of encrypted hardware with encrypted software delivers the ultimate in privacy solutions to all markets, from enterprise to retail. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with its R&D and engineering arm in San Francisco, California, Vysk holds more than a dozen patents related to encryption, privacy and security. For more information and to receive additional updates, please visit Vysk's website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.