Samsung and SectraÃ‚Â have entered a technical partnership to integrate the Samsung KNOX platform in SectraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s solution for secure smartphone communication.
A first delivery of the next-generation secure smartphone, which is the result of this cooperation, is currently being rolled out to a European defense organization.
There is increasing demand within security-conscious sectors for a smartphone that provides full usability, without compromising on security.
SectraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s encryption solution for smartphones, Sectra Tiger/R, is a response to this demand, enabling the use of smartphones to securely communicate classified information over mobile networks.
It is designed for use at the RESTRICTED security classification level.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Through the cooperation with Samsung and the integration of Samsung KNOX in our Tiger solution, we have combined our expertise in encryption technology and SamsungÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s advanced knowledge in platform security,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra Communications.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This strategic cooperation with Samsung allows us to focus on meeting our usersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ needs in terms of communications security, availability, and mobility in an environment where new threats against smartphones appear on an increasing basis.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The partnership enables Sectra to enhance the Sectra Tiger/R solution with the Samsung KNOX comprehensive smartphone security platform. While SectraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hardware -based encryption ensures communication security, Samsung KNOX ensures the integrity of the device, substantially reducing vulnerability to malicious applications and tampering.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sectra is one of the pioneers in mobile voice encryption, with 20 yearsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ experience of mastering mobile secure communication systems,Ã¢â‚¬Â says BjÃƒÂ¶rn Hansen, Sales Director Telecom at Samsung Electronics.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Through close cooperation between the development teams behind Samsung KNOX and Sectra Tiger/R, we are making the technology available to users who were not previously able to benefit from it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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