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16 Feb 17. Cohort company MASS has secured a place as a preferred supplier of digital services to the public sector by being named as a member of the Government’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework. As part of the Digital Marketplace, MASS will be one of the digital specialists that Government departments and other public authority bodies will be able to turn to for individual specialist support when delivering projects and programmes. The Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework aims to make the commissioning process simpler, clearer and faster. It will give public sector buyers easy access to suppliers with the right capabilities, who comply with the Digital by Default Standard and align with the Government Digital Service Design Manual. Buying and selling through the DOS framework will help to reduce the time and cost traditionally associated with such procurement.
MASS provides Cyber Security and Secure ICT networks, amongst other services, serving customers primarily in defence, security and law enforcements markets. The solutions provided by MASS are tailored, integrated and critical to the customers’ ability to deliver effective operations. Ashley Lane, Managing Director of MASS said: “The Digital Marketplace is transforming the way the public sector commissions digital and cloud services, by making it simpler, clearer and faster for them to buy what they need. We are looking forward to continuing to support the Government, providing them with the specialist and agile services that they require”
16 Feb 17. Sectra Tiger approved for NATO SECRET. NATO has approved the Dutch secure mobile phone Sectra Tiger/S 7401 for use at the NATO SECRET level. The solution thus meets the strict requirements on security imposed within the NATO organization for the communication of classified information. The solution has already been approved by the EU for use at the EU SECRET level. This means that two of the leading actors for international cooperation have now approved the solution, thus increasing the potential for secure pan-European dialog – for example, with respect to crisis preparedness.
The ability to transfer information quickly and securely, without the risk of eavesdropping, can be vitally important for authorities, defense organizations and critical societal functions. Sectra Tiger/S 7401 offers the highest level of protection against eavesdropping attacks, even from state actors, and is a unique solution that is approved for both mobile and fixed communication at the NATO SECRET security level.
Sectra Tiger/S 7401 was developed by Sectra under guidance from the Netherlands National Communications Security Agency (NL-NCSA). This approval confirms that the long and fruitful cooperation between Sectra and NL-NCSA meets the highest requirement for communication security.
Thanks to cooperation with customers and national security authorities in numerous countries, Sectra’s various solutions for secure communications have now been delivered to more than half of the EU’s member states, for national use and within the context of the EU and NATO. Users include government officials, officials in the diplomatic corps, decision-makers in defense and critical infrastructure, and military personnel in the field. Common to these is that they use security-approved products to communicate securely and that they have high demands on flexibility and mobility.
About Sectra Tiger/S 7401
The secure mobile phone Sectra Tiger/S 7401 is the top tier of an ecosystem of security-approved products for secure communications. The system also covers solutions for secure smartphone use and secure fixed telephony. By using Sectra Tiger Ecosystem, an organization can assign secure communication solutions based on an individual’s communication and security requirements.
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