Customers and partners can access advanced security features with Wickr through voice and video calling, messaging, file sharing, and collaboration that traditional communications services don’t offer. As a result, large corporations and government agencies can put governance and security controls in place to help meet compliance mandates, according to the announcement.
“With the shift to hybrid work environments, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and government agencies increasingly want to protect their communications at many remote locations. Wickr’s secure communications solutions are helping businesses and government organizations adapt to this change in their workforce and are a welcome addition to the growing set of collaboration and productivity services that AWS offers to customers and partners. ” Schmidt wrote in the ad.
Public sector customers currently leverage Wickr for a wide range of use cases, from equipping ‘tactically-advanced service members with encrypted communications’ to securely communicating with employees based in the UK. offices, according to Schmidt.
Schmidt said that AWS offers Wickr offerings “effective immediately”, while “Wickr customers, channels and business partners may continue to use Wickr services as they do today.”
The news comes as AWS has made Adam selipsky its CEO. The executive “brings strong judgment, customer obsession, team building, demand generation and CEO experience to an already very strong AWS leadership team,” according to E-mail CEO of Amazon AWS Andy Jassy sent to AWS staff, which was posted online.
“Adam is not a new face for AWS. In 2005, Adam was one of the first vice presidents we hired at AWS and led AWS sales, marketing and support for 11 years (as well as other areas like our platform services. AWS for a while), ”Jassy said in the post.
PYMNTS had previously announced that Jeff Bezos was stepping down from Amazon and would transfer CEO responsibilities to Jassy and take on the role of executive chairman from the third quarter of 2021.