Quantum-proof crypto from Sectra receives approval from the Dutch national security authority

Oct 15, 2019 | Secure Communication Systems | The Netherlands

Linköping, Sweden and The Hague, The Netherlands – October 15, 2019 – The Dutch national security authority, NLNCSA, has approved cybersecurity company Sectra’s (STO: SECT B) latest version of the eavesdrop-proof mobile phone Sectra Tiger/S for use up to and including the Geheim (SECRET) security level. In its evaluation of the product, the authority also determined that the new Sectra Tiger/S protects against so-called quantum attacks. 

One of the major threats to future-proof confidentiality is the new type of advanced supercomputers, known as quantum computers, that can perform certain types of calculations much more efficiently than today’s computers. Such computers could pose a threat to current encryption methods. Given the time horizon for highly sensitive information and national secrets, security solutions that are developed today must offer protection against quantum threats.

“Our customers will need quantum-safe technology and we are at the forefront in this new field. According to the NLNCSA, very few products offer any form of protection against such attacks despite the evident threat posed by quantum computers,” says Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra Communications.

About Sectra Tiger/S
Sectra Tiger/S is a secure communication system developed in close cooperation with the Dutch and Swedish security authorities. It allows the user to share classified information up to and including the SECRET security level through encrypted speech, messaging or 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, as well as the previous Sectra Tiger/S generation Sectra Tiger/S XS. 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.

Experience Sectra’s mobile communications at NIAS
Visit Sectra at booth B11 at NIAS, October 15–17 in Belgium, and learn more about our secure mobile communications. Explore the Tiger Ecosystem and the solutions approved up to and including RESTRICTED- and SECRET-level communication.

About Sectra
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 and Finland.

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. Thereby, Sectra 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 2018/2019 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,413 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit https://sectra.com/.