Netherlands invests in encrypted telephony

Linkoping, Sweden, May 11, 2009 --[ASDWire]-- The Dutch security authority continues to invest in encrypted telephony and has commissioned development of Sectra's Tiger system to cover a broader range of Dutch requirements. The order is valued at SEK 15 million. The Dutch security authority and Sectra entered an agreement as early as 2004 regarding adaptation of the Tiger system for national use in the Netherlands. Today, the Tiger system is used in all Dutch ministries and by the Dutch defense forces. Telephone calls between ministers, secretaries of state, government officials and other key persons are thus protected from eavesdropping. "Tiger XS meets our high requirements on security, and with this order, we are continuing the successful partnership in secure voice communications that we have with Sectra," says a spokesperson for the Dutch security authority. "We have been privileged to work with the Dutch security authority over several years, and together, we continue to develop the market's most secure and user-friendly products for encrypted telephony," says Michael Bertilsson, President of Sectra Communications. In every other EU country, there's a Tiger Tiger products are used in more than half of EU's member countries by decision-makers, officials and the military to protect telephone conversations against eavesdropping. Tiger XS is certified by the EU, NATO and many national security and accreditation bodies, which makes it the most secure product on the market for encrypted telephony. The user can choose to protect telephone conversations via ordinary telephone lines, GSM, ISDN and IP networks, as well as via satellite systems. Tiger XS is also used to encrypt SMS, fax and data transfers. About Sectra's secure communication systems 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's Tiger products are used by customers in more than half of all EU member states. About the Sectra Group Sectra successfully develops and sells cutting-edge products in the expansive niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. The company was founded in 1978 and has its roots in the Linkoping University in Sweden. Today, Sectra has offices in eleven countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2007/2008 fiscal year totaled SEK 743 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit Dr. Michael Bertilsson President Sectra Communications AB +46 (0)708-23 52 25 Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer CEO and President Sectra AB +46 (0)13 23 52 09

Source: Sectra AB
Date: May 11, 2009

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