Sailfish Secure Ensures Protected Communications Through OS
With the news lately revolving around security breaches and prying eyes, privacy has become the center of everyone’s concerns. However, as creepy the situation might be, it is actually a door opened to many opportunities. One company to take advantage of it is Sailfish, the niche operating system maker.
Sailfish Secure is a new version of the OS which hides away your communications from sniffers, which would as a result mean a sigh of relief for businesses and government agencies and general phone users.
Jolla, the developer company of Sailfish has now partnered with fellow Finns SSH Communications Security to build the privacy centered software. It amalgamates the Sailfish OS from Jolla into SSH’s communication encryption and key management.
Jolla was formed in 2011 when a team of Nokia employees went ahead and took Nokia’s MeeGo software along with them to form the basis of Sailfish. Devices running Sailfish include:
- Jolla Phone
- Jolla tablet
- Acer Iconia Tab W500
- O2 Joggler
Sailfish is one of the OS developers seeking to offer different manufacturers and networks an alternative to Android. As Android runs way ahead from the rivals, it is increasingly difficult for other companies to differentiate themselves to make a mark in the market. Moreover, Android devices have to direct the money to Google when you spend your earnings for an app, movie or any other type of monetizing content.
So this means that apart from finding a unique proposition against Android, Jolla is also against rivals like Firefox OS, Ubuntu and Tizen in offering manufacturers freedom from Google.
That is why if Jolla emphasizes on security and privacy, it would be playing with the sentiment and taking advantage of it at the right time. Moreover, it will also let the company to stand out – especially against Android, an open source system. Jolla claims that there are no European operating systems secure enough to provide a credible alternative to Android or any other US-based operating systems.
So Sailfish Secure is the latest in the arising trend of mobile hardware and software emphasizing on privacy in the wake of the NSA PRISM surveillance scandal and Sony’s infamous hack attack. Even devices are being equipped with inbuilt encryption like Blackphone.
Jolla also announced the launch of Sailfish 2.0 today, the second generation of the OS. It is expected to be updated in phones and tablets around the second quarter of the year.
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