Posted On: Aug 24, 2023

AWS Wickr is now available in the AWS Europe (London) Region. This expansion allows organizations to establish a Wickr network in an AWS Europe Region to help meet data residency requirements, and other obligations. The expansion also allows customers to manage networks across multiple commercial regions, and marks the extension of Wickr’s global reach.

Wickr is an end-to-end encrypted messaging and collaboration application that helps public and private sector organizations communicate securely with internal and external users. One-to-one and group messaging, voice and video calling, file sharing, screen sharing, and location sharing are protected with 256-bit AES encryption. Every call, message, and file is encrypted with a unique secret key, and remains indecipherable in transit. No one except intended recipients and the customer organization can access the content.

Administrators can create Wickr networks through the AWS Management Console. Customers have full administrative control over data, which includes addressing information governance polices, configuring ephemeral messaging options, and deleting credentials for lost or stolen devices. Both internal and external conversations in a Wickr network can be logged to a private, customer-controlled data store for data retention and auditing purposes.

Wickr is available in the AWS US East (Northern Virginia), AWS GovCloud (US-West), AWS Canada (Central), and AWS Europe (London) Regions. For a complete list of AWS services available in the Europe (London) Region, please visit the AWS Region Table.