“Armour Mobile enables teams at Sparten working on complex, multi-jurisdictional projects to communicate effectively and securely. Armour helps us to provide the infrastructure we need so that our people can operate at their best, and therefore provide an excellent service to our customers.”
Harry Abdy-Collins, Partner and Investigations Lead at Sparten Group.
Founded on the stoic principles of Wisdom, Honour, Integrity, Practical Intelligence and Excellence, Sparten provides discrete intelligence-led, unconflicted advice to high net worth families, corporates and their advisors. In keeping with its own guiding principles, Sparten aims to provide the infrastructure to its employees and third party firms to ensure that they can operate to the very best levels. To do this, Sparten uses a number of tools for secure communications, however, for secure, encrypted conference calls there was only one solution that provides the ease of use, coupled with the range of features and security options required; Armour Mobile.
Sparten works with a wide range of advisors and third party firms across diverse geographies and jurisdictions on complex projects. Teams from many partner organisations may be working on multiple different projects with Sparten and secure communications is an important process discipline and enabler.
As Partner and Investigations Head at Sparten Harry Abdy-Collins explains; “Operating in a safe environment that we can control is essential for Sparten and our clients. Regardless of threat or situation, Armour provides us with confidence and communications continuity.”
Sparten has deployed Armour Mobile on iOS, Android and Windows Desktop for employees, its professional advisors and their clients. The new secure QR provisioning option makes setting up a new user extremely quick and easy and the Windows Desktop version enables project administrators to set up and manage calls within groups.
Enhanced security features
Armour Mobile has a number of features that are particularly valuable to Sparten. These include:
Secure Conference Calls
While there are other products on the market that can provide secure one-to-one communications, Armour Mobile provides a secure platform for conference calls for both voice and video. Uniquely, the Armour app isolates the microphone, ensuring that no other app on the phone can listen in or eavesdrop. Even if the phone has been bugged, communications via Armour remain protected and private.
White Listing and Groups
Armour Mobile allows white lists and groups, and sharing of contact details, in a controlled way across communities. This means that Sparten is able to set up groups for each project, ensuring that are no slip-ups when sharing confidential information. This is particularly quick and easy for administrators to do using Armour Desktop
MessageBurn or Audit Trail
Armour provides various options for storing or deleting old messages. Some operatives at Sparten prefer to burn messages once they have been read or after a certain time. Others from a legal background often prefer to keep a record of who sent what to whom and when, so that they have an audit trail. With Armour Mobile, Sparten is able to offer both options to users.
Harry Abdy-Collins commented; “Armour Comms is very aware of the needs of its users, and the product continues to develop and evolve. There are new features within the product that we find extremely useful. The support is also excellent, we are able to speak to technical people who are able to make things happen fast when we need them to.
“In short, Armour Mobile provides the comfort of seriously secure communications, with the flexibility of consumer grade products, that enables our staff, associates and clients to have confidence in our communications and deliver the very best outcomes possible for the client.”