Oulu, Finland, December 10, 2020 – Bittium, a leading Finnish provider of mission critical communication solutions, and Tutus, a Swedish expert in certified network encryption solutions, have started a cooperation which will create an unparalleled mobile solution to be used when high security classification is needed. This solution combines Tutus' strong security expertise and Bittium's extremely reliable Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 smartphone platform. The unique solution is designed for a mobile work environment, offering security especially as a critical communication tool. Tutus is the main supplier of Swedish government-approved and certified IT security products in Sweden, and this co-developed solution will be part of Tutus' product offering. Tutus provides security solutions e.g. for the Swedish Defense Forces and other authorities that require Restricted classification level security in their communication.
This collaboration proves Bittium's ability to provide a comprehensive platform for various national security solutions. Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 is designed to enable the use of trusted 3rd party security software and encryption algorithms in the smartphone.
"Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 meets the certification criteria and has a long life cycle, and is also manufactured in Finland, which makes it a great platform for us to implement a certified security solution on, for our customers. Working with Bittium in the same field and sharing a common vision, has enabled our valuable cooperation", says Jens Bohlin, CEO of Tutus.
"The partnership between Bittium and Tutus strengthens Bittium's position in the market of secure smartphones. We value Tutus' strong security expertise, which combined with the Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 platform, forms a security solution that differentiates clearly from other manufacturers' solutions. We are excited about this collaboration, which enables Tutus to offer its customers a completely European, extremely secure smartphone system", says Sammy Loitto, Senior Vice President, Sales at Bittium.
Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 is fully designed and manufactured in Finland and Bittium ensures supervised and secure manufacturing and supply of the smartphones to the customers. Also, the component and software solutions of the phone can be audited for use by authorities. Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 has a significantly longer availability and lifespan and better availability of security updates compared to conventional smartphones. The unique information security built within the smartphone includes several encryption- and authentication features, tamper-proof information security platform as well as a privacy mode. With a touch of a button it is possible to disable microphones, camera and Bluetooth, and the accuracy of sensors is reduced.
More information about Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2: www.toughmobile2.bittium.com
Name: Sammy Loitto
Title: Senior Vice President, Sales
Tel. +358 40 833 5277
Bittium - Defence & Security
Bittium is a trusted Finnish company with over 35 years of experience in advanced radio communication technologies. For secure communications Bittium offers proven mobile devices and cyber security solutions certified up to CONFIDENTIAL level. For Defense & Security market Bittium provides the most modern products and solutions for tactical & secure communications. The products and solutions for tactical communications bring broadband data and voice to all troops across the battlefield. Net sales in 2019 were EUR 75.2 million and operating profit was EUR 6.3 million. Bittium is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Exchange. www.bittium.com
Tutus is a privately-held Swedish company that was founded in 1992. Ever since, the company has been developing top quality network encryption solutions for use in military, government and corporate IT applications that demand the highest levels of secure communication. As an independent company, Tutus cooperates with industries and governmental agencies in order to provide reliable, high-assurance and cost-effective crypto solutions to meet their security needs. All of Tutus products are approved at the Restricted / Restreint classification level on the EU and national levels.