Amazon’s AWS Acquires Encrypted Messaging App Wickr

Amazon’s AWS Acquires Encrypted Messaging App Wickr in an Undisclosed Deal

Amazon said Friday it was acquiring the encrypted messaging app Wickr which offers secure communications for businesses, government agencies, and individuals.

Amazon said in a statement it would incorporate Wickr in its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division which offers cloud computing and other services. AWS will continue to offer Wickr services including end-to-end encrypted communications which meet certain regulatory requirements.

Wickr is so secure that it not only encrypts users data and conversations, it also strips metadata from all content transmitted through the network.

“With the move to hybrid work environments, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises and government agencies have a growing desire to protect their communications across many remote locations. Wickr’s secure communications solutions help enterprises and government organizations adapt to this change in their workforces and is a welcome addition to the growing set of collaboration and productivity services that AWS offers customers and partners,” the blog read.

Amazon also said in the blog that it will start offering Wickr services immediately and Wickr customers, channel, and business partners will not find any noticeable change in the app they can use the services like before.