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Quantum-proof crypto from Sectra receives SECRET approval from EU
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.