New member of Sectra’s Tiger family creates an eco system of secure calls in various security classes
Sectra (STO: SECT B) is launching a new member, Sectra Tiger/R , of its secure mobile telephony system. With the new Sectra Tiger/R, the system is being expanded to also include solutions and services for secure mobile telephony on the Restricted security level, from the previously higher Secret security level. This means that organizations will be able to have users in various security classes, depending on the personal security requirement, in the same system, in which everyone will be able to communicate with everyone else.
Sectra Tiger/R is a solution for secure voice and text communication on smartphones. It is primarily aimed at decision makers and officials in ministries, the defense, and civil authorities who manage classified information at the Restricted security level, which is currently the highest level for protecting smartphone solutions.
The new member of the Tiger family will facilitate a flexibility between users with varying requirements that could not have been fulfilled previously in a coherent infrastructure in which everyone is able to communicate with everyone else. The system will also support the SCIP standard, the dominating standard in crypto development, meaning that solutions can also be used to communicate with other security equipment.
The Sectra Tiger/R is offered as a service to make it easier for organizations in the defense and authorities belonging to the primary user groups to rapidly and simply protect their information exchange. Sectra will then manage all installations and administration of the system and no initial investment is required.
About the security levels
An individual who needs to communicate classified information should use products that have been approved and inspected by an impartial security authority. Four levels of security – Top Secret, Secret, Confidential and Restricted – define the handling of sensitive information and the potential damage that its disclosure could cause. Sectra’s products are approved for handling information classified as Restricted and Secret. Sectra Tiger/R is currently under evaluation for Restricted in the Netherlands, NATO and the EU.
About Sectra Tiger/R
With Sectra Tiger/R, all information is encrypted all the way from one smartphone to another and is therefore secure. Users are able to securely exchange sensitive information by encrypted calls and text messages. Hardware-based protection for encrypting keys will guarantee the very high security level. The solution functions on a selection of modern smartphone models, and users will still be able to use the smartphone services to which they are accustomed, such as making calls to standard, unprotected telephones, e-mails, photos, surfing on the Internet and using social network services, provided they have been approved by the user organization.
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 develops and provides 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