Expanded contract for Sectra Tiger secure crypto telephones from Dutch ministries
Linköping, January 25, 2018 – The Dutch Ministry of the Interior has renewed and expanded its contract for secure communications with Sectra (STO: SECT B). The contract extends over four years and comprises Sectra’s Tiger solutions for secure communications and will be delivered as a service, in which Sectra assumes overall responsibility for the system. With Sectra’s solutions, Dutch ministries and government officials can communicate classified information relating to national security without the risk of eavesdropping.
All Dutch ministries have used Sectra’s secure communications service since 2007. The service comprises Sectra’s solutions at the very high SECRET level, and the contract is now being extended to also include Sectra Tiger/R, Sectra’s solution for the secure use of smartphones, at the RESTRICTED level. The Dutch ministries are thus gaining access to Sectra’s entire ecosystem of secure communications solutions with full interoperability and can adapt allocation according to an individual’s communication and security requirements, while still ensuring that everyone can communicate with everyone.
“The Sectra Tiger Ecosystem enables effective and secure communications that support cooperation between organizations and units with specific security requirements. The renewal of the contract with the Dutch ministries is confirmation of our ability to meet our customers’ demands for security, usability and availability,” says Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra Communications AB.
Four levels of security—TOP SECRET, SECRET, CONFIDENTIAL and RESTRICTED—define how sensitive information is to be handled and the potential damage that its disclosure could cause. Communication of information that has been classified at these security levels requires that the communication equipment be reviewed and approved by an independent security authority.
Sectra Tiger/S 7401 has been reviewed and approved for the SECRET security level by the Dutch security authorities and by NATO. Earlier versions of Sectra Tiger/S 7401 have also been approved by EU member states and individual nations, and Sectra is the only mobile crypto supplier with EU-approved solutions at this level.
For further information, please contact:
Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra Communications AB and Executive Vice President of Sectra AB, Tel: +46 (0)703 51 53 03
Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB, Tel: +46 (0)13-23 52 27
Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. Thereby, Sectra contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with subsidiaries in 16 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,141 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com.
Within the Secure Communications business area, Sectra operates through offices in Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland, developing and providing effective security solutions for European government authorities, defense departments and other critical functions of society. Sectra’s solutions are approved at national levels and by the EU and NATO, and ensure secure communications, also when operations require maximum flexibility and mobility.