EU approves new model of the Sectra Tiger secure mobile phone for SECRET level communication
Linkoping, Sweden – June 1, 2015 - Sectra (STO: SECT B), a leading European provider of secure mobile solutions, has been granted EU approval for the highest security level ever granted for a mobile device within the EU. The Sectra Tiger/S 7401 mobile phone for secure voice communication and text messaging has been assessed and approved for the level SECRET UE/EU SECRET. Sectra is the only provider with mobile crypto devices approved at this level by the EU. Using the Sectra Tiger/S 7401, authorities and officials in the EU and Member States can securely communicate classified information over ordinary mobile networks, in several security domains, without fear of interception.
In one single device, the Sectra Tiger/S 7401 enables secure communication and transparent interoperability in and between different organizations such as the EU, NATO and a member state. The purpose of such multi-domain functionality is to provide flexibility in terms of communications while maintaining the integrity of the different domains. A Dutch user, for example, can thus make secure calls to colleagues within the Dutch ministries, the EU and NATO, following the proper arrangements.
The first Sectra Tiger/S 7401 units are currently being placed in operation within the EU institutions.
“The Sectra Tiger system has been developed with a pan-European interoperability perspective, enabling secure communications within and between Member States and the EU and NATO. The EU approval for the Sectra Tiger/S 7401 with its multi-domain capabilities is a vital building block in making Sectra Tiger the de facto standard for secure communications within Europe”, says Dr. Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra Communications AB.
About the SECRET security level
Four levels of security – TOP SECRET, SECRET, CONFIDENTIAL and RESTRICTED – define the handling of classified information and the potential damage that its disclosure could cause. SECRET is the second highest classification and means that the information would cause long term major negative effects on national or EU-related security if revealed.
About Sectra Tiger/S 7401
Sectra Tiger®/S 7401 has been developed to provide mobility and flexibility to those individuals and organizations handling high-level classified information. It has been designed to resist attacks from any source, including intelligence organizations of foreign states, making it the optimal choice for foreign missions and government organizations on a
Sectra Tiger/S 7401 is approved for communications up to and including SECRETUE/EU SECRET classification level by the by the Council of Ministers of the EU. NATO SECRET approval is in preparation. Together with Sectra’s other secure voice devices it forms the top end of an ecosystem of secure voice communication and text messaging of various security classifications.
For further information, please contact:
Michael Bertilsson, President Sectra Communications AB, tel 46 (0)708 23 52 25
Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO, Sectra AB, Tel: 46 46 (0) 13 23 52 27
Sectra Communications has operations in Sweden and the Netherlands, developing and providing effective security solutions for European government authorities, defense departments and other critical functions of society. These security solutions ensure that organizations and individual users can meet their continuous need for secure communication. Sectra’s solutions are approved at national levels and by the EU and NATO, and pave the way for communications that lead to a secure and stable world.
Sectra was founded in 1978. The Group’s operations include products and services in the niche segments of secure communication and medical systems. Sectra has offices in 12 countries and operates through partners worldwide. The head office is located in Linköping, Sweden, and the company has its roots in Linköping University. Sales in the 2013/2014 fiscal year totaled SEK 853 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For further information, visit http://www.sectra.com