Revenues up 25% year on year as both government and enterprise organisations look to secure mobile comms
London, UK, 11 February 2022 – Armour Comms saw strong growth during 2021 with revenues up 25% year on year. Increased sales have been made up of additional orders from existing customers as well as a significant number of new named customers. Channel business has also increased strongly with several new resellers signed during 2021, and relationships strengthened with existing partners such as Samsung, Bittium, Qinetiq, and AmioSec. During the year Armour® achieved ISO27001 certification and a Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2021. At DSEI in September Armour received much interest in the technical preview for its latest innovation, Unity for Armour, a conferencing solution that has many more security features than free-to-use consumer products such as Zoom and Teams, and is easier to use.
David Holman, Director at Armour Comms said; “In 2021 we’ve seen the maturing of the work-from-anywhere (WFX), hybrid working economy. Organisations know that they have cobbled together consumer-grade technology and processes to enable people to work somewhat securely from home. We are now seeing a groundswell of demand for more permanent, truly secure communications apps that enable people to collaborate securely from any location, including via unknown and untrusted networks.”
In 2021, the company continued to develop its flagship product line Armour Mobile with several new innovations including Unity by Armour, which works in conjunction with Armour Mobile extending its capabilities with secure video conferencing calls. Unity introduces new security features to combat the issues of ‘zoom-bombing’ and ghost (ie. uninvited) callers that may eavesdrop on sensitive conversations. For example, it highlights to all users whether a participant has joined the call via an app, or via a browser – the browser option being far easier to hack/spoof and therefore considerably less secure.
2021 also saw a significant upgrade to Armour Core which now includes support for IPv6, enabling calls to seamlessly transition between modern networks. Many of the enhancements have been incorporated as a result of customer feedback, to make the app easier for users including; migrating to a new device, searching for contacts across all communities within the app, identifying whether the call is video or audio (enhancing security) and the option to mute chat pings when on a call or conference. Armour Core v4 also provides simplified access to call logs for auditors.
Most recently Armour has launched Recall by Armour, which provides an archive and audit function for enterprises in regulated industries such as financial services, legal and healthcare.
SigNet by Armour®, the company’s WhatsApp replacement solution has seen enthusiastic adoption, and has been upgraded to include new features designed specifically for enterprises such as support for QR codes and deep links for one-click provisioning, streamlining the on-boarding of new users, saving time and resource for IT departments. Based on the well-respected Signal app, SigNet by Armour provides additional security features such as an on-premises option for total privacy and no auditability (as well as the choice of cloud installation), secure groups and allow listing features, and a much improved, highly intuitive user interface.
David Holman concluded; “Despite concerns about the impact of the global pandemic, 2021 has been another strong year for Armour Comms and we expect implementations to ramp up again in 2022 as we fulfil some large government orders. Our channel operations are also going from strength to strength with several partners that operate in specific industry sectors bringing Armour into some interesting and lucrative sectors such as shipping and Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) families.”