EU and Sectra sign framework agreement for secure communications
International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra has signed a new framework agreement for the approved mobile encryption system, Sectra Tiger, with the European External Action Service, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission. This framework agreement will help EU organizations to communicate securely and efficiently among themselves and with EU member states, without risking the confidentiality of their information.
“It is vital for us to be able to communicate securely. The Tiger system offered by Sectra is a proven and reliable solution in use by our organization for several years. It supports us in sharing information in a secure and efficient manner,” says a senior representative from the European External Action Service.
Under this framework agreement, EU institutions will be able to upgrade their infrastructure, maintain the system and procure additional Tiger devices for secure communication of classified information up to and including EU SECRET. Unique features in the system allow users to communicate securely across different security domains while ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of each domain.
The European Union has worked together with Sectra since 2010. This new framework agreement was signed in July and is valid for ten years.