Purpose

SAIFE® Inc., founded by Cummings Engineering, is a premier provider of secure communication and is recognized for rapid development of innovation and digital security without compromise. SAIFE solutions hold the highest level of trust under military standards and are engineered to address the changing security needs of commercial organizations. SAIFE’s ability to secure communication with already existing devices, networks, and infrastructures, provides customers with the industry’s most robust software-only solution that is scalable, trusted, and easy to use.

SAIFE’s mission is to seamlessly and pervasively protect and connect the world’s data, bringing security to any device, across any network, for any mission.

People

SAIFE is a close-knit team of experienced professionals, allowing the company to provide knowledge-based leadership in the fields of network security, government-level cryptography, and high-assurance architectures. Members of the SAIFE team have developed expertise with mobile encryption, secure communications, real-time embedded systems, military cryptographic devices, high-performance computing, distributed applications, enterprise operations, and technical publications. Through its work with the military, the company has gained experience working on a variety of contracts.

History

SAIFE was founded as Cummings Engineering in 2007 by Darren and Nikole Cummings to provide subject-matter expertise in the security of mobile devices and networks for U.S. military and government customers. To meet the extreme and unique security demands of these entities, they added J.C. Jones to the company in 2008 to develop out his graduate-school project, what has become the Secure Agile Interoperable Framework for the Enterprise. In 2013 the company renamed itself SAIFE, Inc. The company has successfully applied this framework in a number of U.S. military implementations, allowing SAIFE to become a trusted supplier to the Department of Defense.

In March 2014, the SAIFE Framework was issued an Authority to Operate (ATO) by the U.S. Navy as the first software-only secure mobility solution with secure VoIP for off-the-shelf devices approved for use on a Navy network. The ATO enables the Navy to move forward with wide-scale trial deployments to assess interoperability with existing infrastructure. While SAIFE technologies will continue to address defense-grade security needs, the company is now expanding into enterprise markets where security is likewise paramount: healthcare, finance, industry, and utilities. Thus far, SAIFE has been issued 14 patents/patents pending for its groundbreaking technology.

Military and Defense

Evolution of the SAIFE® Framework

Cummings Engineering – the creator of SAIFE, Inc. – was founded to provide subject-matter expertise to U.S. military agencies in the security of mobile devices. To meet the extreme and unique security demands of the military, the company developed its innovative SAIFE® Framework, which allows commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile devices to be used securely in military environments. Offering military-grade cryptography and authentication, the Framework meets stringent military standards for secure communication.

Gaining the Military’s Trust

The SAIFE® Framework has gained acceptance at the highest levels of the military, allowing SAIFE to become a trusted supplier to the Department of Defense. In March 2014, the SAIFE Framework was issued an Authority to Operate (ATO) by the U.S. Navy as the first software-only secure mobility solution with secure VoIP for off-the-shelf devices approved for use on a Navy network. The ATO enables the Navy to move forward with wide-scale trial deployments to assess interoperability with existing infrastructure. This makes the company a frontrunner in a very crowded marketplace of security providers.

Offering Versatile Solutions

SAIFE understands the unique difficulties of protecting data in intense military situations, as well as the challenges of adhering to the exacting standards and policies of the military: that includes the need for complete device control and the assurance that managed devices only respond to authorized users. The SAIFE Framework is versatile enough to meet these challenges and more. Not only can it provide security from the chip level all the way up to the level of the organization, but it can be used in a number of different capacities, from securing voice and text communication to providing secure VPN access. To meet the custom requirements of our armed forces, SAIFE can integrate its Framework for any number of specific military applications. SAIFE is still available to provide world-class domain knowledge and consulting services.