Swedish defense forces strengthen ability to exchange classified information by expanding partnership with Sectra
Linköping, Sweden – May 24, 2022 – International cybersecurity and medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has received several orders from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). The orders include further development and maintenance of high-performing VPN and mobile telephony solutions approved for highly classified information. The partnership and orders will strengthen protection against the quantum computers of the future, which could threaten traditional encryption technology.
“One of the future’s major challenges is the threat from quantum computers. This is why it’s extremely important to our customers that Sectra continues strengthening their protection and building security solutions based on quantum secure principles. I am proud of the continued trust we have received from FMV to maintain and develop Sweden’s secure communications capacity,” says Magnus Brege, President of Sectra Communications.
The order value amounted to approximately SEK 65 million and the agreements were signed in the fourth quarter of Sectra’s 2021/2022 fiscal year.
Sectra has been working together with FMV since 1987 and has developed and delivered products for secure communication throughout this partnership. The continued collaboration will strengthen the communications protection capacity of the Swedish defense forces, today and in the future.
Sectra assists authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information and hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care. Sectra thereby contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with direct sales in 19 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2020/2021 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,632 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit the website.
Within the Secure Communications business area, Sectra develops products and services that protect some of society’s most sensitive information and communications. The offering includes secure voice and data communications, with solutions certified at the national level and by the EU and NATO, as well as security analysis and monitoring of critical IT systems, such as electricity and water supply. Sectra’s operations are conducted from its offices in Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway and the USA.