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TeleCommunication Systems Partners with Cellcrypt to Provide Cloud-Based Secure Mobile Communications Solution

Commercial and Government Organizations Benefit from FIPS 140-2 Certified Mobile Voice and Messaging Encryption

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress Booth: 3B15 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, and Cellcrypt, a leading provider of encrypted voice calling and messaging for smartphones and tablets, today announced a partnership to deliver secure mobile communication solutions for enterprise and government customers. Operating over data-enabled networks, the TCS and Cellcrypt solution provides government certified secure voice call and messaging encryption for smartphones.

As organizations increasingly support the use of employee's personal devices for business operations, there is a growing need for IT to implement trusted and secured mobile communications. TCS has applied its extensive experience in cyber security, messaging, secure communications and wireless networks to address these new threats and challenges with its Secure the Edge™ portfolio. As part of its Secure the Edge solution, TCS is including Cellcrypt's FIPS 140-2 certified mobile voice and messaging encryption.

News Facts

  • Secure the Edge is a suite of applications and services designed to provide mobile security for smart phones and tablet devices used by Government and Enterprise employees that conduct business anytime, anywhere over mobile networks.
  • Secure the Edge provides core services including Multi-Factor Authentication and a secure messaging platform designed for HIPAA and other regulatory environments
  • Secure the Edge suite with Cellcrypt encryption can be deployed globally either on-premise for private secure communications networks or as a cloud-based Over the Top (OTT) model.
  • The Cellcrypt secure communications solution delivers an easy to use, cost effective countermeasure against cyber-crime that prevents voice and message interception on mobile phones, without requiring expensive proprietary networks and devices.
  • Operating over data-enabled networks including 2G, 3G, 4G , Wi-Fi and satellite. Cellcrypt's solution runs on Android™, BlackBerry®, iPhone® and Nokia® Symbian smartphones.

Supporting Quotes:

Keith Bhatia, vice president of business development, Commercial Software Group, TCS, said: "With the trend of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace, the need to secure proprietary information and meet regulatory compliance requirements is now a top IT challenge for commercial and government enterprises using unsecured wireless networks. Combining TCS' experience providing comprehensive wireless solutions with Cellcrypt's expertise in secure voice communications enables security and flexibility for sensitive communications, anytime and anywhere."

Kathleen Peters, vice president of business development, Cellcrypt, said: "Cellcrypt has a history of strong partnerships with industry leaders such as TCS to deliver unrivaled, innovative solutions. Today's announcement continues Cellcrypt's tradition of bringing leading-edge secure communication products to the market to meet the increasing security needs of our customers."

About Cellcrypt

Cellcrypt is a leading provider of encrypted voice calling and messaging on commercial off-the-shelf smartphones including Android™, BlackBerry®, iPhone® and Nokia®.  Cellcrypt products enable secure, interoperable calling and messaging between a broad selection of popular mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) and interfaces to office phone systems (PBXs) that connect to landlines, as well as, securely accessing standard PBX features such as voicemail and calling out to the public phone network.  Cellcrypt technology components have information assurance validations including the FIPS 140-2 standard approved by the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).Today, Cellcrypt solutions are used routinely by governments, in global enterprises and by their senior-level executives worldwide.  Cellcrypt is a privately-held, company with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and the UAE. 

Please visit www.cellcrypt.com for more information.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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