Sectra to simplify key management in Tetra
The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, FMV, has ordered a server solution from Sectra, which will comprise wireless distribution of cryptographic keys. The solution will be used by public safety functions and the Swedish Armed Forces in the national radio system, Rakel. The wireless distribution will facilitate the use of security functions that protect sensitive information from eavesdropping. The order value is SEK 13 million.
Prior to Sweden’s EU Presidency in 2009, Sectra developed a TETRA crypto, which was used by important public safety officials to protect against eavesdropping in Rakel. The server solution currently being developed by Sectra will significantly enhance efficient management of cryptographic keys and thus promote expanded and more secure cooperation within and between user groups in Rakel. The development of the server solution for wireless distribution of cryptographic keys will continue until spring 2012. The aim is to have the full system approved at security level Restricted during 2012.
“We invest a great deal in usability in our product development and the ability to distribute cryptographic keys wirelessly will result in major resource savings for users of our TETRA crypto,” says Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra Communications.
Protection of information critical to society in Rakel
Rakel is a national radio system that is used by such public safety functions as the police, rescue services, customs and coastguard services. Rakel currently has approximately 30,000 subscribers and the aim is to reach 70,000 subscribers when municipalities, county councils and private players join. Sectra’s TETRA crypto protects phone calls from eavesdropping and is used with terminals from the largest manufacturers. This provides users with the possibility to choose the terminal that is best suited for their specific needs and at the same time maintain security.
Sectra will give a presentation on security at the TETRA World Congress, during a pre-conference afternoon masterclass, on May 24 in Budapest. www.tetraworldcongress.com
For further information, please contact:
Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra Communications AB, Tel: +46 (0)708-23 52 25
Jan-Olof Brüer, President and CEO of Sectra AB, Tel: +46 (0)13-23 52 09
Sectra develops and sells products for secure voice and data communication. The customers are primarily government authorities and defense departments in EU and NATO, with high demands on communication security. Sectra has a strong core expertise in encryption and is one of the leading global companies in terms of design and development of secure communication systems.
Sectra was founded in 1978. The Group’s operations include high-technology products in the niche segments of secure communication systems and medical systems. Sectra has offices in twelve countries and operates through partners worldwide. The head office is located in Linköping, Sweden, and the company has its roots in Linköping University, Sweden. Sales for the 2009/2010 full year amounted to SEK 848 million. Sectra is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB Exchange. For more information about Sectra, visit our website at http://www.sectra.com.