Sectra deploys new standard that facilitates European partnerships
Sectra, Europe’s leading supplier of secure telephony, has taken the strategic decision to adapt its secure voice communication products to the SCIP standard. Already by spring 2011, the Tiger and Panthon products will support SCIP.
“We will be the first company in the European market to offer products that support the SCIP standard for handling security-classified information at the Secret and Restricted levels,” says Jeroen de Muijnck, President of Sectra Communications BV.
SCIP (Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol) is a NATO standard for secure voice communications that is in demand among government authorities in Europe and that is required in NATO procurement processes. Sectra has extensive experience of designing secure telephony products and is a member of the SCIP working group.
“By deploying the SCIP standard, Sectra is contributing to facilitating secure telephony in various types of European partnerships. The company’s customers will be able to communicate securely with all of those who ultimately choose to use products that support this standard,” says Jeroen de Muijnck.
The company’s secure telephony products, Sectra Tiger and Panthon, are deployed by European decision makers, officials and armed forces. Tiger XS is the only product in the market for secure telephony that is certified at the highest security level, Secret, by the EU and NATO. Sectra will now adapt these products to the SCIP standard and all users will be able to converse securely with one another.
Information that can cause grave damage if disclosed is classified as Secret. Information that can cause minor yet undesirable effects if disclosed is classified as Restricted.
For further information, please contact:
Jeroen de Muijnck, President Sectra Communications BV, tel +31 (0)70 302 3002
Dr. Michael Bertilsson, President Sectra Communications AB, tel +46 (0)708-23 52 25
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. Sectra’s products for secure telephony are deployed by customers in all EU countries.
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