Australian military-grade secure video conferencing launches to keep conversations confidential


Fast growth Australian cyber security company Dekko Secure has launches world-first technology in their military-grade secure video conferencing solution, DekkoLYNX.

“There is widespread knowledge of the security gaps in current video conferencing, given the global rise in working from home during COVID-19,” explains Jacqui Nelson, CEO, Dekko Secure.

“Being assured that your sensitive and confidential video chats are protected from unwanted eyes and ears is essential for governments, law enforcers, medical professionals, lawyers, accountants, journalists, board of directors, teachers, business professionals and many others regardless of whether they’re working remotely or need to collaborate across geographies,” she says.

DekkoLYNX offers a video-chat solution that ensures confidential and sensitive discussions are fully protected and can’t be intercepted. DekkoLYNX today launches with a limited free trial that anyone can use. DekkoLYNX is web-based, end-to-end encrypted, easy and fast to use without requiring app installation or complex management and infrastructure.

“DekkoLYNX has been in beta testing with a state law enforcement agency and a federal government department. It fills an important gap in security for sharing and communicating on sensitive ideas and information.

“During the pandemic we’ve seen governments around the world scramble, such as in the UK to ensure their cabinet meetings held over unsecure platforms are not breached. And we’ve seen journalists from rival newspapers stealing the scoop by easily flouting the weaknesses of existing technology. If your information is worth stealing, then it is worth protecting,” says Jacqui.

Every message, document and communication passed through the Dekko platform is secured with multiple layers of encryption and can only be read, seen or heard by the sender and the receiver. No information on the server or in transit can be used to decrypt and read the data. Even the creators of Dekko and administrators of a system using Dekko Secure cannot see users data, since the user’s password is itself encrypted. A minimum of three layers of encryption are used at all times, on all secured objects. Every communication has its own key.

DekkoLYNX has undergone comprehensive independent testing to assure customers of its military-grade security. Enex TestLab’s highly regarded, senior security test team lead, Kayne Naughton says, “It’s been excellent to work with Dekko on the security of their platform. They’ve developed a system that has been designed from the ground up to secure customer data. It’s very reassuring for prospective customers to have the Dekko security implementation details and independent reports public on their website rather than just saying trust us.”

Matt Tett, managing director, Enex Testlab further comments “It is great to see Dekko Secure, an Australian security company, take a global lead, and thoroughly back that by engaging Enex TestLab to put their products through a comprehensive independent testing program. This demonstrates clear leadership, confidence and commitment to delivering best practice security products to the market.”

Demand for global video conferencing is exploding, with more than 600+ million video conferences happening every day and the average video conference meeting lasting anywhere from 31 to 60 minutes. The video conferencing software market size is expected to be worth more than $50 billion by 2026.

“Working flexibly and from home is here to stay as governments, organisations and businesses around the world attempt to keep their workforce safe till a COVID-19 vaccine can be found. The world, however, is unlikely to return to how it was as more people enjoy the freedom from travel, increased productivity and reduced travel expenses and governments seek to minimise environmental impacts and reduce carbon emissions. Now, more than ever, we need an easy to use and secure video conferencing solution,” stresses Jacqui.

DekkoLYNX provides its thousands of daily users with powerful sharing capability, document approval, messaging and data sovereignty – being hosted in Australia on Microsoft Azure It ensures video meeting integrity and guarantees that the environment that hosts the meeting is secure. It also provides auditability and accountability by providing an immutable log of schedules, invites and attendance.

DekkoLYNX is offering a limited free trial of the product on sign-up. The micro package for professionals costs $20.99 a month for an individual user with end-to-end encrypted HD meetings, data sovereignty, meet with anyone capabilities and scheduling ability.

The small business package at $27.99 per month provides all features plus additional enhanced support, branding functionality and centralised billing. The corporate package costs $37.99 per month for all features plus single sign-on and premium support. There are also customised solutions on application for enterprise and government, with IRAP-assessed hosting and full HD meetings.