Quantum-proof crypto from Sectra receives SECRET approval from EU
Linköping, Sweden – March 10, 2021 – The EU council has approved the latest version of the eavesdrop-proof mobile phone Sectra Tiger/S 7401 LTE from international cybersecurity and medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B). This approval, which applies to the security level SECRET, certifies the latest Sectra Tiger/S version for sharing information that, if it fell into the wrong hands, could severely damage the security of the EU and its member nations.
Sectra Tiger/S is quantum-proof, and the latest version includes features such as improved file transfer and chat as well as support for all fixed and mobile 4G networks within Europe. These new features provide the user with improved availability, while also enhancing the user experience and areas of application. The voice and file transfer features are approved for use up to and including the security level SECRET UE/EU SECRET. The messaging feature is approved for use up to and including RESTREINT UE/EU RESTRICTED.
“A quantum-safe solution is crucial for our customers to keep them secure from any possible attack today or in the future. Given the extensive time horizon of 30-40 years for keeping highly sensitive information and national secrets secure, protection against quantum threats is highly relevant for security solutions that are developed today,” says Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra Communications.
Quantum computers have the capability to perform certain types of calculations much more efficiently than today’s computers. Such computers could thus pose a threat to current encryption methods, and quantum-safe solutions are therefore perceived to be one of the key traits of future-proof confidentiality.
About Sectra Tiger/S
Sectra Tiger/S is a secure communication solution developed in close cooperation with the Dutch and Swedish security authorities. It allows the user to share classified information up to and including the security level SECRET through encrypted speech, messaging and data transfer.
Users include government officials, officials in the diplomatic corps, decision-makers in defense and critical infrastructure, and military personnel in the field. Common to these is that they use security-approved products to communicate securely and that they have high demands on flexibility and mobility.
Sectra Tiger/S is part of the Sectra Tiger Ecosystem, along with the smartphone solution Sectra Tiger/R, approved for RESTRICTED-level communication. More than half of the EU member nations use Sectra Tiger solutions to share classified information. This ecosystem approach creates a secure communications environment without crypto islands, allowing the user organization to balance individual security requirements with the right level solution, supporting current and future encryption needs.
Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. Sectra thereby contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with direct sales in 19 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2019/2020 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,661 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit sectra.com.
Within the business area of Secure Communications, Sectra develops products and services that protect some of society’s most sensitive information and communications. The offering includes secure voice and data communications, with solutions certified at the national level and by the EU and NATO, as well as security analysis and monitoring of critical IT systems, such as electricity and water supply. Sectra’s operations are conducted from its offices in Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway and the USA.