EU selects Sectra as supplier of secure telephony
Sectra’s encryption system Tiger XS, approved for communications up to EU Secret, has been selected for secure telephony within the EU. The recently signed framework contract between Sectra and the Council of the European Union in Brussels is valid for a total period of four years. An initial order has been placed scheduled for delivery during the autumn of 2010.
“The framework contract with the Council of the European Union realizes our goal of providing easy-to-use products for secure telephony to customers in all EU Member States. A common solution for secure voice will help to reinforce security in Europe” says Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra Communications AB.
Sectra develops its products in close cooperation with its customers. The company’s home markets are the Netherlands and Sweden, where government and defense customers have contributed to Tiger’s development.
“Tiger XS is the most secure product in the market for secure telephony. All Dutch ministries and the Dutch defense forces already use Tiger XS for the secure communication of sensitive national information and EU secrets,” says a spokesperson for the Dutch security authority.
Sectra Tiger in brief
In 1999, Sectra launched the world’s first secure mobile telephone certified at the security level Secret. Since then, Sectra has delivered additional products for secure telephony through continuous product development. Tiger XS, which has been ordered by the Council of the European Union, is used to make secure calls over telephone lines, GSM, 3G, ISDN and IP networks as well as via satellite systems. Tiger XS is the only crypto product for mobile and fixed telephony to have received security approvals at the level Secret from both the EU and NATO. Tiger XS users include decision-makers, high-ranking officials and military forces in Europe.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Michael Bertilsson, President Sectra Communications AB, tel +46 (0)708-23 52 25
Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, CEO and President Sectra AB, +46 (0)13-23 52 09
About Sectra's secure communication systems
Sectra develops and sells products for secure voice and data communications. The customers are primarily government authorities and defense departments in Europe with strict demands on communications security. Sectra has strong core expertise in encryption and is one of the world's leading companies in the design and development of secure communications systems.
About the Sectra Group
Sectra successfully develops and sells cutting-edge products in the expansive niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. The company was founded in 1978 and has its roots in the Linköping University in Sweden. Today, Sectra has offices in twelve countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2009/2010 fiscal year totaled SEK 848 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit http://www.sectra.com