SecretAgent® Mobile
for Pocket PC 2002/2003
and Windows Mobile 5

  • Features & Uses
  • User Interface
  • Additional Information


SecretAgent Mobile is a security solution for Pocket PC users. Its new interface makes protecting your sensitive data as easy as composing e-mail. Federally-certified encryption and digital signature algorithms (together with ANSI standard certificate-based key management) ensure the confidentiality and authenticity of your most important data, whether its "at rest" on your handheld device or being transmitted to another system.

Sharing Sensitive Data

Users can easily send encrypted and/or signed archives as e-mail attachments or beam them to other Pocket PC users. Archives created using SecretAgent Mobile are fully compatible with SecretAgent on other platforms (including all Microsoft Windows desktop systems, Linux and most popular UNIX-based systems, and Mac OS X).

SAM Add Recipients Dialog
SAM Certificate Explorer
Selecting Recipients for Encryption
The Local Certificate Store

Simplified Certificate Management

Besides managing individual certificates, the new Certificate Explorer module allows you to save (and later modify) commonly used groups of recipient certificates to make encrypting your data for several "communities of interest" as simple as possible.

Key History Support

SecretAgent Mobile maintains a history of your private keys and automatically applies the correct key to decrypt each archive whenever you enter your secret password.

Security Policy Enforcement

An organization that issues Pocket PCs to their employees can now impose on their SecretAgent Mobile users the same PolicyAgent security policy that is imposed on their other SecretAgent users. In particular, administrators can ensure that their mobile users:

  • only use approved symmetric and public key algorithms
  • receive a uniform set of default settings (including default archive type, preset RDN values for self-signed certificate generation, password strength requirements, etc.), and
  • (optionally) use a standard set of authorized key recovery agent certificates

Streamlined User Interface

SecretAgent Mobile's new interface makes the protection, sharing, and modification of sensitive data easier than ever. Create a new "archive" just as you create a new e-mail message:

  1. select "recipients" (yourself and others to whom you grant decryption rights)
  2. enter text into the "message body" (this is optional)
  3. add file attachments (also optional)

When you save the archive, the message body and all file attachments are encrypted for the specified list of recipients.

One or more encrypted archives can be used to protect sensitive information stored locally on your handheld device, or you can transmit archives encrypted for several recipients to other SecretAgent users for decryption on any supported platform.

Any designated recipient can open an encrypted archive on their Pocket PC by simply entering their private password. The contents of an open archive are displayed using a message window similar to that used by Inbox. You may read and/or edit a "message body," or open an attachment in its associated Windows application. If you change the archive contents (say by adding a file to the archive, modifying an attachment using Word or Excel, or adding a new certificate to the recipient list) and save it, SecretAgent Mobile will offer to re-encrypt and/or re-sign the modified archive while preserving its original list of recipients.


SAM File Explorer


SAM Archive View Dialog

Viewing Your List of Encrypted
and/or Signed Archives
Viewing A Signed and
Encrypted Archive

Additional Information


ISC placed in the"Leaders" quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection" report for 2003 and 2004.

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NOTE: The latest build of SecretAgent Mobile runs on Pocket PC 2003 (Windows Mobile 2003 First Edition), Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, and Windows Mobile 5. However, a different build is required for devices still using Pocket PC 2002. Before ordering, be sure to check which version of Windows is running on your handheld device.