EU approves Sectra’s secure smartphone for classified information
Linköping – April 17, 2018 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra’s (STO: SECT B) encrypted smartphone, Sectra Tiger®/R, has been approved by the European Union (EU) for the communication of information at the RESTRICTED security level (RESTREINT UE/EU RESTRICTED). The device provides EU agency officials with a modern mobile platform that gives them easy and secure access to highly confidential information when needed.
The RESTRICTED security level is a classification used for information which, if it fell into the wrong hands, could pose a threat to national security.
“The RESTRICTED approval from the EU is confirmation that our solution stands up to eavesdropping and hacking attempts from the most resourceful parties in the world, says Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra Communications. Smartphones are increasingly operating in an environment where the security of data is constantly being put to the test. We’ve developed a solution that can consistently pass these tests, providing one of the most secure mobile systems available today”.
Sectra Tiger/R was developed by Sectra under guidance from the Dutch National Communications Security Agency (NL-NCSA). The EU is the latest organization to grant RESTRICTED approval for Sectra Tiger/R, joining the NL-NCSA and NATO. RESTRICTED approvals from these bodies and other national security authorities make it possible for a large group of users to take advantage of the very latest mobile technology.
Sectra Tiger/R is built on the Samsung Knox platform. The enhanced platform security, which, combined with Sectra’s encryption technology, enabled the approval at the RESTRICTED level, is the result of a strategic partnership between Sectra and Samsung. This means that Sectra Tiger/R can be installed out-of-the-box on the latest Samsung smartphone or tablet models, without the need for device adaptation.
“Security is a top priority for government organizations when choosing mobile technology,” said Neil Barclay, Senior Manager, Samsung Europe. “Leveraging our enterprise grade security, we’ve collaborated with Sectra to create a unique and highly customized platform that manages and protects the most sensitive and confidential information”.
About Sectra Tiger/R
Sectra Tiger/R can be installed on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and gives the user an effective and secure tool. Besides encrypted speech and messages at the RESTRICTED level, e-mail, calendars and other internal applications can be safely used for unclassified, sensitive information, since the traffic is protected by Sectra’s mobile-adapted VPN.
Sectra Tiger/R provides full flexibility for the user organization to adapt its policies for using the devices in order to strike the right balance usability and security. In addition, Sectra Tiger/R can be used for calls to Sectra’s Tiger solutions that are approved at the even higher security level SECRET. Sectra is the only supplier that can offer such a complete solution for secure mobile communications.