Wickr

Wickr is an American software company based in San Francisco.wikipedia
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Gilman Louie

In March 2014, Wickr announced its Series A funding round of $9 million led by Gilman Louie of Alsop Louie Partners.
Known investments of Alsop Louie Partners include Niantic, Inc., Wickr, Cleversafe, Ribbit, Zephyr Technologies, Gridspeak, Netwitness, and Lookingglass Cyber Solutions.

Jim Breyer

Breyer CapitalJames W. Breyer
In June 2014, Wickr announced its Series B funding round of $30 million led by Breyer Capital, including CME Group and Wargaming.
In 2014 Breyer joined the Wickr board of directors, pledging $30 million in funding.

Comparison of cross-platform instant messaging clients

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IOS

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Initially unveiled on iOS and later on Android, the Wickr app allows users to set an expiration time for their encrypted communications.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

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On January 5, 2015, the Electronic Frontier Foundation gave Wickr a score of 5 out of 7 points on their "Secure Messaging Scorecard".

End-to-end encryption

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It received points for having communications encrypted in transit, having communications encrypted with keys the provider didn't have access to (end-to-end encryption), making it possible for users to independently verify their correspondent's identities, having past communications secure if the keys were stolen (forward secrecy), and having completed a recent independent security audit.

Forward secrecy

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It received points for having communications encrypted in transit, having communications encrypted with keys the provider didn't have access to (end-to-end encryption), making it possible for users to independently verify their correspondent's identities, having past communications secure if the keys were stolen (forward secrecy), and having completed a recent independent security audit.

Information technology security audit

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It received points for having communications encrypted in transit, having communications encrypted with keys the provider didn't have access to (end-to-end encryption), making it possible for users to independently verify their correspondent's identities, having past communications secure if the keys were stolen (forward secrecy), and having completed a recent independent security audit.

Source code

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It was missing points because its source code was not open to independent review, and because its security design was not well-documented.

White paper

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In 2015, Wickr published a white paper outlining the encryption protocol that they use for end-to-end encryption.

Cryptographic protocol

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In 2015, Wickr published a white paper outlining the encryption protocol that they use for end-to-end encryption.

Slack (software)

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In December 2016, Wickr announced Wickr Professional (now Wickr Pro), a new business collaboration and communication product designed to couple the functionality of tools like Slack with end-to-end encryption and ephemerality.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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Wickr Enterprise enables users to comply with any regulatory requirements – ranging from government, law firms, professional services, to enterprises with strict compliance requirements (HIPAA, GDPR, FINRA, FRA, etc.).

General Data Protection Regulation

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Wickr Enterprise enables users to comply with any regulatory requirements – ranging from government, law firms, professional services, to enterprises with strict compliance requirements (HIPAA, GDPR, FINRA, FRA, etc.).

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

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Wickr Enterprise enables users to comply with any regulatory requirements – ranging from government, law firms, professional services, to enterprises with strict compliance requirements (HIPAA, GDPR, FINRA, FRA, etc.).

Fundamental rights

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Wickr Enterprise enables users to comply with any regulatory requirements – ranging from government, law firms, professional services, to enterprises with strict compliance requirements (HIPAA, GDPR, FINRA, FRA, etc.).

Multicloud

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Wickr Enterprise also provides a multi-cloud, customer hosted series of deployment options – in the cloud or on-prem.

On-premises software

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Wickr Enterprise also provides a multi-cloud, customer hosted series of deployment options – in the cloud or on-prem.

Virtual private network

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Wickr Open Access is a smart VPN that permits users in Wickr Pro and Enterprise to overcome geo or weak WIFI challenges and disables network traffic from interfering.

Psiphon

Okta (identity management)

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Major partnerships include Merlin, Psiphon, Okta, vmware, and Aelius.

VMware

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Major partnerships include Merlin, Psiphon, Okta, vmware, and Aelius.

Series A round

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In March 2014, Wickr announced its Series A funding round of $9 million led by Gilman Louie of Alsop Louie Partners.