Sectra’s next-generation encrypted smartphone receives EU approval
Sectra Panthon 3, a smartphone app for secure voice communication and text messaging, has been granted EU approval for the protection of EU classified information at the level RESTREINT UE/EU RESTRICTED. Through this approval, EU authorities and officials can use Sectra Panthon to securely communicate sensitive information over ordinary mobile networks without fear of interception. Sectra Panthon is also available as a service, not requiring any infrastructure investments nor managing of encryption keys.
“The recent eavesdropping disclosures once again show the need for more secure communication systems. Unprotected telephone calls and messages entail a security threat for individuals, organizations and nations,” says Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra’s Secure Communications business area.
With Sectra Panthon, users can safely share sensitive information through encrypted voice- and text conversations. Hardware-based key protection ensures the very high level of security. Moreover, Sectra Panthon users can continue to enjoy the smartphone services they have grown to depend on, and the user organization has approved – such as regular unprotected phone calls, e-mails, photography, web browsing and social networks.
Sectra Panthon is available as a service for time-efficient deployment and cost-efficient use. All the required service items are included – from the smartphone to key and certificate management, set-up and administration of the Panthon system.
About Panthon 3
Sectra Panthon 3 functions on all major wireless networks including 2G, 2.5G and 3G and Wi-Fi. A PIN code is all that is needed to activate the added protection. The solution has already been approved up to and including the RESTRICTED classification level by the Netherlands and by NATO.
The Sectra Panthon app is designed to support the SCIP-protocol, which means that it will be possible to use for communication with other secure devices, such as the Sectra Tiger system which is approved to the even stricter SECRET level. Thereby the users of both systems will benefit from a larger degree of freedom to choose a solution adapted to his or her security needs.
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 2012/2013 fiscal year totaled SEK 817 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For further information, visit http://www.sectra.com