RESTRICTED approval for Sectra and Samsung secure smartphone partnership
The Hague, November 1, 2016 - Sectra (STO: SECT B) and Samsung have a strategic partnership aimed at providing government authorities with an eavesdrop-secure smartphone solution. The result, the Sectra Tiger®/R, has now been approved by the Dutch national communication security authority for use up to and including the security level RESTRICTED.
The combined offering includes Sectra’s defense-grade encryption and phone integrity package leveraging the Samsung KNOX platform. It prevents eavesdropping and substantially reduces vulnerability to malicious applications and tampering. Sectra Tiger/R will also allow the separation of private and professional data on a single smartphone.
“This approval for RESTRICTED is confirmation that the Sectra/Samsung solution meets the highest demands and user needs for security in an environment where new serious threats against smartphones are appearing more and more frequently,” says Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra Communications.
Sectra Tiger/R is part of a common infrastructure with fully interoperable Sectra Tiger solutions for both RESTRICTED and SECRET. This provides flexibility for organizations with individuals who have different security needs by creating a highly secure environment that is also cost-efficient to maintain.
“Sectra is a pioneer in mobile voice encryption, with 20 years’ experience of mastering mobile secure communication systems,” says Menno van den Berg, Vice President Mobile at Samsung Electronics Benelux. “With this partnership, now with the formal approval from the Dutch national communication security agency, we are making smartphone technology available to a large group of users who were not previously able to use it due to security concerns, thus enhancing efficiency for such organizations as government authorities.”
Sectra Tiger/R will be showcased at the major IT security event in the Netherlands, infosecurity.nl, on Nov 2-3.
About Sectra Tiger/R
Sectra Tiger/R is a comprehensive solution for secure mobile communication. It enables you to use your smartphone for RESTRICTED-level secure voice and text communication, effectively protecting you against eavesdropping attempts. Through its strong, policy-based, phone integrity package, integrated with Samsung KNOX, it also protects you against threats to the smartphone platform, such as hacking and malware or misconfiguration by the user.
Sectra Tiger/R enhances mobility and flexibility to government authorities at a time when the importance of being able to act swiftly and to communicate without risk of eavesdropping is highlighted time and time again by political instability and developments in society.
For further information, please contact:
Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra Communications AB, 46 (0) 703 51 53 03
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President, Sectra AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27
For further information and contact with Samsung, please contact
Samsung Press Office The Netherlands via firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the business area Secure Communications, 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.
The Sectra group was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with subsidiaries in 14 countries. Sales in the 2015/2016 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,073 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com.
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