Sectra and Columbitech team up to provide smartphone users reliable and secure VoIP services

Enabling VoIP calls in legacy 2G GSM networks and providing a more convenient user experience.

Sectra Communication Systems, a leading European provider of secure voice and data communications solutions, has signed a partner agreement with Columbitech to integrate Columbitech’s mobile VPN with its voice encryption solution for smartphones. Sectra’s voice encryption technology protects smartphones from eavesdropping. The partnership with Columbitech strengthens Sectra’s offering for VoIP-based services by providing seamless roaming and convenient access to VoIP applications independent of what network is used to connect. The mobile VPN also contributes to improved performance, enabling VoIP calls in legacy 2G GSM networks.

In addition to improving performance and ensuring the availability of VoIP services, Columbitech’s mobile VPN offers traditional VPN features, including secure access to all IP-based applications and encryption of data. The VPN solution is FIPS 140-2 certified by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and used by several European and U.S. government agencies.

About Sectra Communications

Sectra develops and sells products for secure voice and data communications. The customers are primarily government authorities and defense departments in Europe with strict demands on communications security. Sectra has strong core expertise in encryption and is one of the world’s leading companies in the design and development of secure communications systems. Sectra Tiger is used by customers in more than half of all EU member states. To learn more, visit

About Columbitech

Columbitech, the world’s most deployed mobile VPN provider, enables fearless enterprise mobility. It allows organizations to protect their entire workforce with one, cost-effective VPN solution while improving productivity. The software-based solution offers secure, persistent remote access from laptops and other mobile devices, with seamless roaming between wired and wireless IP-based networks, including Wi-Fi, 3G and WiMAX. The Columbitech Mobile VPN provides transparent access to any enterprise application without any software changes.

The embedded solution is OEM licensed by leading companies such as Motorola, Ericsson and TeliaSonera, and holds a FIPS 140-2 certification. With over two million users, customers include three of the top ten U.S. retailers, public safety agencies, all military branches in the U.S., postal and logistics companies as well as several large telecommunications service providers.