Bittium Tough Mobile classified confidential
Bittium’s Tough Mobile LTE-smartphone has received national confidential level information security classification from Finland’s National Cyber Security Centre and the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority.
The approval clears the smartphone and related Bittium Secure Suite back-end system to process material that is classified nationally as confidential.
The mobile solution can be used for creating and processing classified information, as well as for transferring it between smartphone and connected back-end solutions. The smartphone has a hardened operating system, and hardened user identification and data transfer in order to secure classified information.
The Bittium Tough Mobile has dual-boot functionality providing two separate operating modes: public and confidential. The public operating mode is meant for personal use, such as social media applications; while the confidential mode is hardened for secure use, and meant for authorities and other users requiring high-level information security. This dual-boot functionality enables both personal and professional use with the same device. The user can switch between the two different modes.
Jari Sankala, senior vice president, defence and security at Bittium, said: ‘We have been persistent in developing our know-how in information security by focusing on the uncompromised security of wireless connections. On the other hand, we are also the only smartphone manufacturer who designs and makes their phones entirely in Europe, Finland.
‘This unique information security expertise combined with proficiency in terminals creates conditions for producing devices with overall security and integrating security features deep within the hardware and source code. An excellent proof of the strength of this combination is the world’s first confidential level information security classification given to a system that is based on a smartphone.’
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